Apple cider vinegar gummies are a great way to get your daily dose of ACV! These homemade gummies are made with grass-fed gelatin, acv, lemon juice, and raw honey.
You’ve probably heard of apple cider vinegar and are most likely familiar with some of its purported health benefits. It is a lasting natural health craze that doesn’t seem to be fading any time soon. However, unlike other fad health remedies and miracle cures that are nothing but snake oil, apple cider vinegar (ACV) actually has a wealth of scientific evidence to back up its benefits. Here are just a few reasons you should add ACV to your diet today.
4 Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
- Reduces blood pressure: High blood pressure is a significant contributor to heart disease and can cause heart muscles to weaken over time. Apple cider vinegar has been shown to reduce high blood pressure and increase heart health.
- Help you lose weight: Believe it or not, science actually backs up this famous benefit of ACV. One study, in particular, showed a significant reduction of belly fat in obese individuals after daily exposure to ACV. Keep in mind that merely drinking apple cider vinegar alone will not cause you to lose weight. However, it is a useful weight loss aid when combined with a healthy diet and active lifestyle.
- Lowers blood sugar: ACV could be beneficial for those with diabetes, pre-diabetes, or anyone who has trouble managing their blood sugar. Human studies have shown that it is effective at improving insulin sensitivity and may help lower blood sugar following meals.
- It may help prevent cancer: Some evidence suggests that ACV may help kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. However, these studies have not progressed to human trials, so it is essential to take this evidence as highly preliminary. It is a noted antioxidant powerhouse, though, containing phenols such as catechin and caffeic acid, and could help the body fight off damaging free radicals.
What kind of apple cider vinegar should you buy?
Not all ACV is created equal. It can often be hard to decipher which kind is the best when they all seem to say some variation of “natural,” “organic,” or “raw.” Make sure that you are purchasing organic, raw, and unfiltered apple cider vinegar (like this one). It should be murky in the bottom, with “the mother” still intact and clearly visible.
How To Make Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies
You’ll need gelatin (I use this grass-fed gelatin), lemon juice, apple cider, and a sweetener of choice. I used raw honey, but stevia drops or monk fruit sweeteners work well in this recipe.
First, you’ll want to “bloom” the gelatin in water. Then, mix the honey and lemon juice into the gelatin mixture and set aside. You may use a sugar-free sweetener in place of honey if you prefer.
Then, heat the apple cider vinegar, remaining water over low heat. Mix the warm liquid with the gelatin and stir until the gelatin has dissolved.
Now it’s time to pour the gummy mixture into molds. You may also use an 8×8 square pan.
Refrigerate the gummies for 30-45 minutes or until set. Then, pop them out of the molds and store them in an air-tight container.
Yes, I’ve used a verity of juices like cherry, organic pomegranate, and organic black currant juice. They all have a great taste and work well instead of organic apple juice. The cherry can have a sour taste, so adjust the sweetener if needed.
You can use agar flakes (vegan) or pectin to gel the gummies.
Sure! Just make sure to dissolve the sugar into the warm syrups. Also, tapioca syrup works well in this recipe too!
Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies Recipe
Apple cider vinegar gummies are a great way to get your daily dose of ACV! These homemade gummies are made with grass-fed gelatin, ACV, lemon juice, and raw honey.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 20–24 Gummies 1x
- Category: Snacks
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 tbs grass-fed gelatin powder
- 2 tbs lemon juice
- 3 tbs raw honey
- 1/2 cup raw apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup water (or apple juice to make sweeter gummies)
- Mix the gelatin and 1/4 cup water together in a small bowl and let the gelatin expand, or “bloom”.
- Add the lemon juice and raw honey into the gelatin mixture.
- Heat the apple cider vinegar and remaining 1/2 cup water (or apple juice) together over low heat. Once the mixture is hot, but not boiling, remove from the heat and mix with the gelatin mixture.
- Mix until the gelatin dissolves.
- Pour the gummy mixture into molds and refrigerate until they set, 35-40 minutes.
- Serving Size: Whole Batch
- Calories: 370
- Fat: .1g
- Carbohydrates: 54.2g
- Protein: 33g
Nutritional Info: There are 370 calories, 33 grams protein, and 54.2g of carbohydrates in the whole batch of gummies. If you replace the honey with 3 tbs of swerve, there will only be 6g of net carbs in this recipe. I use cronometer to calculate the macros for my recipes.