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Herbal Tea Gummies for GAPS Introduction Diet and AIP

Herbal Tea Gummies are delicious, refreshing and satisfying.  This gummy snack is simply a gelatinized version of tea: ginger, fennel or mint — so super gentle and easy to make, but yummy and fun. Perfect for Stage 1 of the GAPS diet and the elimination phase of the AIP diet ... and beyond! They're truly fun and delicious for anyone on any diet.
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword aip, fennel, gaps diet, ginger, gummies, herbal tea, licorice, peppermint
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 40kcal
Author Megan
Cost $1

Ingredients

  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1/2 cup gelatin see link below for discount in Recipe notes
  • up to 3 tablespoons honey see Recipe notes below for quantity of sweetener, or sweeten to taste
  • 2 ginger tea bags or 2 tablespoons grated/minced fresh ginger root (from about 3" of root)
  • 1 licorice/fennel/anise tea bag or 2 teaspoons fennel seed
  • 2 peppermint tea bags or 4 large sprigs fresh peppermint or spearmint (or 20-30 leaves of varying sizes)

Instructions

  • Place 4 empty gummy molds (see link below for gummy molds) on 1-2 large cookie sheet(s). Make room in fridge for 1-2 cookie sheets. (You can use just one cookie sheet if you stack the molds 2 on the bottom and 2 on top.)
  • Add water to large saucepan.
  • Sprinkle gelatin over water. Stir in with fork. Allow to bloom for several minutes.
  • Set out three large mugs, bowls or heat-proof cups. Add 2 ginger tea bags to one cup, 2 peppermint tea bags (or fresh mint) to second cup and reserve fennel/licorice.
  • Place saucepan over medium heat, stirring continually until water is steaming hot and all gelatin is completely dissolved.
  • Ladle 3/4 cup hot water into each mug with tea bags. Add sweetener to all three mugs, but don't yet stir in. (See Recipe notes for how much sweetener to add.) Add fennel seeds to remaining gelatin water in pan, and keep pan over low heat. Allow all herbs to steep 10 minutes.
  • Remove tea bags from each mug, or fresh herbs, and squeeze out any extra water. (If using fresh ginger, strain through fine mesh strainer pressing on solids.)
  • Pour fennel seed water through a strainer into final cup with honey to remove solids.
  • Stir honey into each mug, so it completely dissolves.
  • Use the dropper that came with gummy molds to distribute three gummy flavors into gummy molds.
  • Transfer cookie sheet(s) with gummy molds to fridge for minimum of 3 hours.
  • Once gelled, unmold gummies. Serve or store in sealed containers in fridge. I like to use wide-mouth, quart-size mason jars for storage. Enjoy!

Notes

Gelatin *Discount*

  • Use this link for a 10% discount at Checkout. Enter the code BEAUTIFUL10.

How much sweetener?

  • You can use up to 1 Tablespoon honey for each flavor. This will make a gummy that's pretty sweet, but still tastes healthy.
  • If you prefer the gummies to be less sweet, try adding 1-2 teaspoons honey and then tasting, remembering that the liquid tastes sweeter than the firm gummy.
  • If you are fighting candida (or have other reasons) and want to use no sweetener, that's fine.

Nutrition

Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 30mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg