Sorry that I haven’t posted for a bit. On an up-note I worked with the folks that created the recipe plug-in I use (WP Recipe Maker-by Bootstrapped Ventures) to fix the issue that everyone was having with the printer-friendly version of the recipes suddenly including all the how-to pictures. I want to go on record as saying that because of their outstanding customer service, I hope to be able to up-grade to their premium product for this blog soon.
I also, have been putting together a powerpoint presentation and brochures to help those in my community, who are just starting out on their low-carb journey. If you have an interest in purchasing copies of the brochures, please let me know. I haven’t decided yet how big of a run to make when I purchase them, so if there is a lot of interest in people having them to use, I may post them here for purchase (not looking to make huge profits on this, just offset printing and shipping costs).
I am working on getting my credentials in order to beginning teaching classes also. So, stay tuned as that unfolds.
But, as for today’s recipe. Well, Halloween is getting close and with it, candy is everywhere you look, tempting us to “cheat.” So, I thought how about a simple little treat that even the kids will love; and who doesn’t love gummies.
These are pretty simple to make and as long as you don’t all of them in one sitting a very low carb alternative to “cheating” with sugar filled goodies.
Now these don’t contain the commercial additives that keep gummy candies from melting on the shelf, so they are best stored in the refrigerator (especially if you live in Florida, as we do).
This unfortunate gummy was a casualty of heat (due to graphic nature of this photo, viewer discretion is advised).
So, enough chit-chat here is a gummy recipe.
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened flavored water (I used a triple berry flavor-not sparkling)
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen berries (I used mixed berries)
- 3.5 Tbsp grass-fed gelatin
- 1/4 cup keto friendly sweetener (I use Allulose)
Place berries in a high speed blender and puree on high speed.
Strain seeds out of berries using a sieve. Be sure not to get rid of all the fiber, just the seeds. Add strained berries, unsweetened flavored water (I didn't use sparkling, but it should work also)and sweetener to a small sauce pan or a microwave friendly bowl and heat to boiling.
Dissolve gelatin completely into hot berry mixer.
Using either a lined cookie sheet or gummy molds add hot liquid (if you use a mold I found a dropper to be very helpful).
Refrigerate until completely set. Either cut into 180 small cubes, or release from molds. Best stored in the refrigerator.
Macros based on a serving of 10 gummies, of a total of 180 gummies.
total fat 0 g
net carbs 0.7 g (you lose some fiber when straining the seeds)
protein 1.2 g
sugar alcohols 36 g