Gut-healing Gummies

gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, egg-free, grain-free, nut-free

Gut Healing, Vitamin C Gummy Sweets Recipe


A Mila’s Meals Recipe which first appeared in my Vida Life gut-healing article “4 Steps to a healthy gut for your child.”
Photography & Styling by Project Flash Photography


When it comes to gummy flavours you are only limited by your imagination! You can use any freshly pressed fruit juice – besides pineapple juice that is. The digestive enzymes in pineapple juice prevent the gelatin from setting.


These gummies have a tart flavour due to the vitamin C powder. If your little one is a fan of sour sweets, add an additional tablespoon of the powder or omit if you want sweet only gummies.


These are a great protein-rich addition to school lunch boxes! (Just make sure to include an ice-pack in the lunchbox bag as these will melt in warm weather)


(For non-South African folk… Naartjies are Mandarins 😉 )

Mila's Meals Gut Healing Gummies

Key: gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, egg-free, grain-free, nut-free, paleo, for adults too, great for lunch boxes

Makes: depends on mold size. ±20 gummies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours


(t. = teaspoon; T. = tablespoon, C. = cup)

  • 2 ½ Tablespoons gelatine
  • 2/3 cup fresh naartjie juice (split in half)
  • 2 Tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Acerola vitamin C powder or Camu Camu Powder



  1. Place 1/3 cup naartjie juice in a bowl with the gelatine powder and acerola powder. Stir to combine.
  2. Place the remaining 1/3 cup naartjie juice in a saucepan and heat over low heat until hot (not simmering).
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the honey.
  4. Pour the warm mixture into the cold mixture and whisk to melt all the gelatine.
  5. Place your gummy moulds onto a tray or plate.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the moulds one at a time.
  7. Place the gummies in the fridge to set.
  8. Once set, they will stay firm at room temperature (unless it is a very hot day) but are best stored in the fridge in a sealed container.
  9. They will last in the fridge for up to 2 weeks

Mila's Meals making gummy sweets recipe


You can read my gut-healing blog “Happy Gut, Happy Kid, Happy You” here.

Milas Meals Kids Gut Health

“A lot of experts believe the epidemic of allergies we’re having is related to the gut microbiome being in a much worse state than it was 30 years ago, for the average child. Every parent really ought to know about this stuff.” – Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at Kings College London.




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