Healthier ginger gummy bears (vegan!) for cold season
  • 200 ml of smoothie, homemade fruit juice or 100% natural juice from the store
  • 50 ml of ginger juice, from the health store
  • 6 g of agar agar
  • 2 teaspoons of coconut sugar or raw honey (if not vegan)
  • a splash of lemon juice
  • a gummy bear silicone form
  1. Combine the smoothie or juice, ginger juice and agar agar in a small sauecepan. Whisk it and let it stand for about two minutes to thicken.
  2. Place the saucepan onto the stove, and gradually heat the mix on medium heat. Stir in the coconut sugar or raw honey and a splash of lemon juice. Heat it for another 2-3 minutes, then take off the heat and let it cool for another minute or two.
  3. Fill the silicon molds with the mix using a small spoon. Do this quickly as the mixture will start to thicken very quickly.
  4. Place the silicon form into the fridge for at least 2 hours to thicken. Then remove the gummy bears from the form. They will last in an air-tight container for at least one week.
The following ratio of fruit juice and ginger juice is quite spicy. It really should be seen as cold-fighting gummy bears. You can always reduce or eliminate the ginger juice if you do not like ginger or cannot find ginger juice. Especially for kids, I would not suggest using ginger juice as it will be too spicy for them.
Recipe by Heavenlynn Healthy at