Keep the cold and flu at bay in the most fun (and kid-friendly) way with these five-ingredient, healthy homemade vitamin gummies.
The flu has been rampant this season. I was hit with the stomach flu back in October. It was absolutely horrible, and almost everyone I know has had it affect their household.
There is plenty we can do to try to stay healthy: exercise, stay hydrated, wash our hands frequently, get a lot of sleep, and of course, take our vitamins!
Vitamin C is a great way to help keep your immune system healthy. You can get Vitamin C through a variety of fruits and veggies, including oranges, strawberries, brussels sprouts, and broccoli, but when it comes to cold and flu season, I’m all about getting an extra, mega does of the good stuff.
I love a good gummy vitamin, so I figured: why not make my own? Before long, these Homemade Vitamin Gummies were born.
I adapted my Healthy Homemade Gummy Bear recipe to make these happen, and they do not disappoint. Now, instead of chugging some Effer-C (which I do every time I travel), I can munch on some yummy gummies!
The recipe is simple. Bring some water and honey (which is also an antioxidant powerhouse) to a boil. Pour in a few packets of Vitamin C powder or Effer-C, and slowly stir in some gelatin.
Pour into molds, refrigerate, and before long, you’ll be in healthy gummy heaven.
Ain’t nobody getting sick with these bad bears around!
- 1 cup water
- 3 Tbsp pure honey
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 3 packets Effer-C or Emergen-C (I used orange but you can make any flavor you'd like)
- 3 Tbsp unflavored gelatin
- Combine water, lemon juice and honey in a nonstick saucepan* and heat over medium-low heat.
- Once mixture is hot, whisk in the Effer-C/Emergen-C packets.
- Slowly whisk in the gelatin. Add about a 1/2 Tbsp at a time so as not to create clumps, and whisk until gelatin is fully dissolved.
- Place your candy molds on a cookie sheet and use an eye dropper to fill the molds. Alternatively, you can pour the mixture into a measuring cup and pour it into the molds, but this may get messy.
- Once filled, place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Remove from molds and enjoy.
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
*Since the mixture gets sticky, I highly suggest using a nonstick pan for easier clean up.
Do you take any vitamins?
Have you been hit with the flu this season?
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