DIY recipe for Ningxia Gummies below!
So easy. So nutrient dense. Kids love them. Check out this must-have recipe to help your family through winter!
We’ve talked about the benefits of Ningxia Red & we’ve talked about why it’s a great whole-food drink to supplement your wellness routine, support healthy energy, blood sugar, vision & most especially support your immune systems. This antioxidant powerhouse is a must have in our house year round, but especially during the winter months. My kids love it, but we still have fun making these gummies too. Not only do we then get the benefits of Ningxia Red, we also get a daily dose of raw honey and gelatin too. If you’re not yet drinking Ningxia, I strongly encourage you to incorporate it into your wellness routine for at least 30 days and experience the difference.
If you haven’t had a chance to learn about Ningxia Red yet, check out this link to Dr. Lindsey Elmore’s short & sweet video explanation of some of the benefits:
If the benefits of real Gelatin are new to you, here’s a short run down. I learned about Gelatin when I was going through some rough years of infertility and was introduced to research by Weston A. Price, a Dentist in the 1930’s who started documenting the incredible health of various indigenous communities around the world who were still relying on clean, whole-food, traditional nutrition – this is much of the premise behind today’s praise of foods like bone broth, fermented foods, soaked/activated grains/nuts, healthy fats etc. To learn more about Weston A. Price and the nutrient , check out some of the links I’ve included at the end of this article. In short, Gelatin, is an amazing food to support gut health, skin health by tightening & firming, bone & tooth health (especially for growing little ones), optimal cognitive functioning, quality sleep & heart health! Many people report that by finding ways for their family to consistently consume real gelatin of good quality, root cause issues from ailments such as eczema, cavities to low mood among others greatly improve or resolve completely. Check out what Dr. Axe has to say about Gelatin in this article:
My brand of choice is Great Lakes Gelatin (photo below) as the cows are pasture-raised and the quality is exceptional. If your local health store doesn’t stock, you can order through a site such as iherb.com
***A vegetarian substitute for Gelatin is Agar Agar.
I like to note that I was raised in a nearly vegetarian, plant-based household – I was lucky to have parents who valued good food and clean living. So while Weston A Price has greatly influenced my current nutrition views, we still value and embrace a largely plant-based diet as well.
This recipe takes ten minutes to make, an hour to set and the ingredients you’ll need for these gummies are pictured here:
- Squeeze the juice of 2 or 3 oranges for 1 cup Juice
- Bring to bubbling over medium heat in a small sauce pan
- Pour juice into a glass bowl or measuring cup and quickly add 1 TBSP gelatin at a time, whisking until dissolved. Repeat with 3 to 4 total TBSP’s gelatin.
- Stir in up to 2 TBSPs local raw honey (this is how we like them, if you prefer less sweet, adjust accordingly)
- Stir in 1/2 Cup Ningxia Red
- Pour into silicone molds (I got ours at IKEA) or into a greased (coconut oil works well) glass dish approximately 1/2 inch thick. Let sit in Fridge for approximately one hour before removing from molds or dish/slicing into shapes or squares.
Enjoy 1-3 gummies daily & store in fridge for up to 3 weeks.
We try to shop at either our weekly farmers market or get a local organic fruit box delivered. These oranges were from a fruit box and were so juicy!
Little Cheetah’s and Dory’s like to whisk this recipe, though they always say it’s stinky at that stage (hot gelatin does have a bit of a smell to it)!
Our molds were from IKEA, but there are plenty of options out there – the bubbly look below is just from my extra strong whisking assistants.
And here are the finished gummies ready to eat or store – they make great lunch box treats too!
If you would like to get Ningxia Red into your home, don’t hesitate to message or email me – I would love to be a part of supporting your wellness journey.
A few links regarding Weston A. Price:
I hope you found this post helpful. Thanks for reading.
In light & kindness, Rachel xo