A yummy snack for both kids and adults alike, these homemade stevia-sweetened gummy bears are a fun treat to make! Super simple to customize, just throw in your favorite flavoring. Keto, sugar-free, low-carb, Paleo.
I’m always looking for ways to improve the health of my joints and skin. I’ve struggled with joint issues and acne for a very long time, and they are two issues that have not significantly improved through a change in my diet.
Both issues have been around for quite some time, and are both common annoyances that I am always trying to find the root cause for. I suspect that I either recently got Lyme Disease, or have had it for many years and not known it.
I am currently on a natural protocol through a naturopath for what she suspects is indeed Lyme Disease. I’ll know in a few weeks whether I do in fact have it after some blood testing. But in the mean time, I’m trying everything I can to protect my joints from further damage.
Gelatin and collagen are two things that I see popping up all over the place these days as a “miracle cure” for all sorts of issues including joints, skin, gut and digestive.
While I don’t necessarily believe that gelatin and collagen can solve health-related issues on their own, they can definitely be used as a supplement to a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Health Benefits of Gelatin
- Improving the health of joints, hair, skin and nails
- A good source of protein and vital amino acids, such as glycine
- Helpful in improving digestive function
- Can improve sleep quality
Health Benefits of Stevia
- A low glycemic sweetener that won’t spike blood sugar
- 0 calories
- Can help improve cholesterol and blood pressure
- No side-effects like some artificial sweeteners
If you’ve ever made jello before, then you know how easy it is to make. To make gummy bears is not a terribly different process. You’ll want to start by boiling some water.
In a heat-safe container, add in some fruit juice or strong brewed tea. I used the juice of 1.5 lemons, but you could crush then strain some raspberries and use the juice.
You could also brew some tea, I imagine the next time I make these, I will be using green tea for some delicious matcha gummies. You can go crazy here!
To the fruit juice, add in the gelatin, stevia drops, and the boiling water. Stir until completely dissolved. Next, you’ll want to portion it into a mold of some sort.
I recently bought these gummy bear and chocolate molds and have been in love with them. The droppers are complete life-savers, so I highly recommend you get some!
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Homemade Stevia-Sweetened Gummy Bears (Keto, Paleo)
- 1/3 cup boiling water
- 2 tablespoons gelatin 0.5 oz (two packets)
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice, strong tea or sugar-free flavoring of choice I used the juice of one lemon, but you can use herbal tea, green tea, or any sort of sugar-free flavoring. See note below on using fruit juices like raspberry
- 15-20 drops stevia or to taste
- While water is boiling, add gelatin, juice and stevia together in a heat-safe bowl and stir.
- Pour boiling water into bowl and stir until gelatin is fully dissolved.
- Using a silicone gummy bear mold with a dropper, portion the liquid into each of the cavities.
- Place mold on a tray in the fridge until solidified, approximately 15 minutes. You will need to repeat the process if you only have one tray. This recipe makes about two-three trays of gummy bears (depending on the tray size).
- Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.