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7 Minute Vegan Vitamin C Gummies Recipe

October 10, 2018

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Making homemade Vitamin C gummies is quick and easy. All you need is a few ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen and about 6-7 minutes!

Vitamin C is a great way to boost the immune system. When dubs is sick I encourage him to eat as many gummies as he can all day long. For preventative maintenance, I give him about 4 gummy bears a day (but he usually talks me into more). Generally, the first side effect of consuming too much Vitamin C is having loose stools. If you or your child experience loose bowel movements after consuming simply cut back on your gummies. Don’t stress out, It’s really hard to consume too much Vitamin C from these- you’d probably have to eat an entire batch and then some. Remember, my website is for educational and entertainment purposes only- I am not a doctor and I am not providing medical advice.

If you’d like to learn more about using Vitamin C to improve your health I recommend browsing the Revitalize Wellness website.

When I make gummies, I prefer to use a diluted juice mixture because I find the Vitamin C powder to be really sour when it’s combined with 100% juice. I recommend starting with a 50/50 mixture and increase it to your liking with subsequent batches.

This is the Vegan recipe for my homemade Vitamin C gummies. The thickening agent in this recipe is Agar Powder, derived from seaweed. Agar is rich in iodine, trace minerals and fiber. I purchased my Agar powder from the bulk section at my local health food’s store. I was able to purchase a small amount without having to commit to a pound or more of something I wasn’t sure I would use frequently.

I have experimented with the amounts of Agar and found 2tsp to be the sweet spot for Agar gummies. It’s a bit firmer than traditional gelatin gummies but sometimes 1 tsp can be too mushy, especially in the hands of small children.

My Supplies (available on Amazon by clicking on images):


Vitamin C Crystals


Agar Powder


Birch Xylitol (optional)


Gummy Bear Molds


Dinosaur Molds

 


Glass Dropper (optional)


Plant Based Food Coloring

Yields1 Serving

 1 cup Liqud (juice or watered down juice- my favorite mixture is 1/3 apple, 1/3 orange, 1/3 water)
 1 tbsp Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) Crystals
 1 tbsp Sweetner (Sugar, Birch Xylitol, etc.)
 2 tsp Agar Powder

1

Place your gummy bear molds on a cutting board or other flat surface that you can easily trasnfer into the refrigerator when it's time to set the gummies.

2

Add 1 cup of your liquid (juice, or diluted juice mixture) to a small saucepan.

3

Heat pot over medium heat and add Vitamin C crystals, sweetener, and Agar powder.

4

Whisk until sweetener, Agar, and Vitamin C is dissolved. Do not heat for more than 5 minutes. Do not allow liquid to boil.

5

Remove from heat. As the mixture cools the Agar will thicken quickly. Fill molds or container.

6

Refrigerate for a few hours until firm. Store in refrigerator for up to 14 days.

Ingredients

 1 cup Liqud (juice or watered down juice- my favorite mixture is 1/3 apple, 1/3 orange, 1/3 water)
 1 tbsp Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) Crystals
 1 tbsp Sweetner (Sugar, Birch Xylitol, etc.)
 2 tsp Agar Powder

Directions

1

Place your gummy bear molds on a cutting board or other flat surface that you can easily trasnfer into the refrigerator when it's time to set the gummies.

2

Add 1 cup of your liquid (juice, or diluted juice mixture) to a small saucepan.

3

Heat pot over medium heat and add Vitamin C crystals, sweetener, and Agar powder.

4

Whisk until sweetener, Agar, and Vitamin C is dissolved. Do not heat for more than 5 minutes. Do not allow liquid to boil.

5

Remove from heat. As the mixture cools the Agar will thicken quickly. Fill molds or container.

6

Refrigerate for a few hours until firm. Store in refrigerator for up to 14 days.

7 Minute Vegan Vitamin C Gummies

 

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