Golden Mango Gummies
Servings: 9+ | Prep time: 20 minutes| Cook time: 2 minutes + setting time
Turmeric is the dried root of the Curcuma Longa plant. It is ground into a golden powder that has been used as a culinary spice and an Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for centuries. In modern times the wide range of health benefits associated with turmeric have been scientifically demonstrated and documented.
These Golden Mango gummies are not only delicious but serve as a functional food providing wonderful properties to help reduce inflammation, assist the immune system, promote a healthy gut, nourish the skin and accelerate wound healing. The combination of turmeric with coconut milk and gelatin also facilitates its absorption and activation.
Adding a little vitamin C and zinc will boost the healing and immune promoting properties of these gummies even more (see notes).
½ cup pureed mango
½ cup coconut milk
1-2 tablespoons raw honey (do not give honey to children under 12 months)
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
3 tablespoons grass-fed gelatin powder
You'll need: silicone candy/ ice cube moulds
Place pureed mango in to a jug.
In a small saucepan whisk the coconut milk with gelatin over low heat, until dissolved. Do not let it get to a boil.
Pour the gelatin liquid into the mango whisking as you pour to prevent lumps. Add the honey.
If you are adding a nutritional supplement* this is a good time to add it- just make sure the mixture is not hot.
Pour the liquid mixture into your moulds and place in the fridge for 15 or so minutes to set (if you’re in a hurry you can place in the freezer for 5 minutes to set faster)
Gently remove your gummies from the moulds and store in the fridge in an air-tight container for 1-2 weeks.
*I like to add a vitamin C nutritional supplement to these for added anti-inflammatory, immune and healing benefits. This takes a bit of maths and you will need to work out the volume of the individual moulds and dose according to your supplement’s directions. It can help to mix the powder into just a little liquid before adding, to avoid lumps.
*Note that trying this with probiotics would not be beneficial unless eaten that same day. Once a probiotic powder comes in contact with moisture it becomes ‘activated’, then begins to rapidly loose its bacteria count, becoming less effective.
**** This is not medical advice. If your child has any pre-existing health conditions, is on medication or if you have any concerns, please contact your healthcare provider before making dietary changes. ****