Today I decided to make my daughter some healthy fruit snacks and am truly excited with what I pulled together. My inspiration was this healthy fruit snacks recipe by Thank Your Body. I love the use of grass-fed gelatin and all of its healing properties. My goal was to use kombucha to make these fruit snacks.
Why Kombucha in Fruit Snacks?
Kombucha is a healthy fermented beverage with great health benefits including being an immunity booster. Everyone needs that! I just had to figure out how to make fruit snacks with kombucha without killing all those good probiotics!
I also spotted some beets in my fridge and figured these fruit snacks might just be a great way to get some veggies into my preschooler during the week. The beets mixed very well with the strawberry and ginger flavors in this healthy fruit snacks recipe. I told my daughter they were strawberry flavored and when she tasted them she told me they tasted like sweet beets. So much for pulling the wool over her eyes! They are very good and got a thumbs up from her and my husband!
Homemade Healthy Kombucha Fruit Snacks
- 1 ¼ cup kombucha (I used ginger flavored), divided in half (where to buy starter cultures)
- ¾ cup frozen strawberries
- 1 medium beet, peeled and roughly chopped
- 2 Tbsp raw honey
- 6 Tbsp gelatin
Puree 1/2 cup of the kombucha, the strawberries and the beet in a high speed blender.
Mix 1/2 cup of the kombucha with the gelatin, stirring to combine.
In a 2-quart saucepan, heat 1/4 cup of the kombucha over LOW heat until it is just warm to the touch. You only want to heat this warm enough to dissolve the gelatin. Any warmer and you will kill all the good bugs in the kombucha. Pour the warm kombucha over the kombucha and gelatin mixture and stir in the honey until fully incorporated.
Add the pureed fruit mixture to the kombucha and gelatin mixture and stir to combine.
Pour the fruit snacks mixture:
- Into silicon molds for cute designs
- Onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper in a 1/4 inch thick layer
Place the fruit snacks into the fridge for about 30 minutes to set.
Remove fruit snacks from molds or cut the fruit snacks into pieces from the spread on the sheet pan.