I thought rather than wax poetic about the importance of resolutions, sit-ups or meditation, I’d share a recipe to help your gut. That’s my weak link, you see. When I read Rhiannon Johnson’s review of wellness books this month, Lee Homes’ book caught my eye Her apple cider gummy bears are on our cover. I found silicone gummy bear molds online and will be giving these a try. I’ll let you know, on our IG or Facebook, how they turn out. I know they will make my day better.
I hope yours is fabulous! Happy New Year.
Apple cider gummy bears
From Supercharge Your Gut by Lee Holmes
GF WF DF
Makes about 12
Finally, a yummy gummy that’s good for your tummy. Bring it on.
250 ml (9 fl oz/1 cup) apple juice (no added sugar)
60 ml (2 fl oz/14 cup) apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons powdered gelatine
In a small saucepan, warm the apple juice and vinegar over medium heat.
When it starts to bubble, remove from the heat.
Sprinkle the gelatine on top and whisk briskly until dissolved. Strain.
Pour into teddy bear moulds, or other moulds of your choice, or into
a small lined baking tin. Refrigerate for 1–2 hours, or until set.
Turn out of the moulds, or cut into small squares to serve. The gummies will keep in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer for 1–2 weeks.
To make Aloe Vera Gummies, replace the vinegar with aloe vera juice.
For Vegetarian Gummies, simply heat up 350 ml (12 fl oz) aloe vera juice in
a saucepan, add 12 teaspoon agar-agar flakes or powder and stir to dissolve. Continue stirring for a couple of minutes. When the mixture starts to boil, remove from the heat, add some liquid stevia, vanilla extract, chopped mint or whatever spice you like — even berries would be nice! Pour into
an ice-cube tray. Top with shredded coconut if you like, then refrigerate
for about 1 hour, or until set.
On the cover
Queen Sheba is a Lululemon Ambassador and is leading a run just for BuckHaven readers in Buckhead in January. She is a published author and poet as well. Find her work at ShadesOfMelanin.com. Photo by Ross Knight. 404.313.0875, IG @rossoscarknight RossOscarKnight.com/commissions