Tasty Recipe: Fresh fruit CBD gummies

CBD is a compound from the cannabis plant known to provide a wide range of therapeutic effects including relief from anxiety, help with bad sleep, chronic pain relief, inflammatory response, and joint pain, among others without adverse side effects you can get from marijuana. Many people have been trying different CBD-infused products as a way to get CBD’s benefits.

Fresh Fruit Gummies

CBD gummies are a great way for CBD newbies to get started. They have delicious flavours and can be a fun activity you can do with your kids. Here’s a recipe for the best homemade CBD gummies made with whole fresh fruit. Enjoy! 

How are fresh fruit CBD Gummies different?

These homemade CBD gummies contain all-natural ingredients, and the main ingredient is real fruit. Instead of using artificial flavours or sugar, this recipe has organic ingredients and the sweetness comes from fresh fruits and honey. Using fresh fruits to make these gummies will improve their colour, texture, and flavour, making them healthier and taste so much better.

What do I need?

Prep Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs
Yield: 30 gummies
Ingredients: 1 cup fresh fruit (any fruits)        *aside from the all-natural flavours, these fruits will give colour to your gummy bears* 2ml CBD oil tincture 1 tablespoon fresh fruit juice ½ cup water 2 packets unflavoured gelatin

Equipment: BPA-free Gummy bear moulds Small saucepan Food processor or blender Whisk

Top Tips:

  • You can freeze your gummy bear moulds before making the gummy bears. This would make the mixture easier to remove when it has completely cooled down.
  • Instead of pouring the mixture directly into the moulds, you can use a dropper for an easier transfer.
  • You can use flavoured or unflavoured CBD oil depending on your preference and what you think would work with your chosen fruits.
  • You can add in citric acid to make your gummies sour. This will also make them last longer.

How to calculate the amount of CBD in my Gummies?

CBD oil bottles usually contain the total amount of CBD. For a 10ml bottle with 1000mg of CBD, there’s 100mg of CBD in every 1ml of oil. 

There is no perfect dose for CBD. However, the usual standard dose for CBD gummies is 1-2 gummies a day with 5 to 10 mg per gummy. For a stronger dose, we recommend 20mg per gummy. The packaging of the CBD oil should tell you how many drops per bottle. However, it’s not always precise. 

Recipe steps

Just like the usual gummy candies we can do at home, this recipe only requires a few ingredients and can be a fun weekend activity with your kids.

Step 1: Place your chosen fruits inside the food processor or blender.

Step 2: Add ½ cup of water then blend until you get a smooth texture. The consistency should not be too thick or too thin. 

Step 3: In a small saucepan, add the blended fruits then add in your CBD oil. Keep stirring in medium-low heat until all ingredients are well-combined.

Step 4: Next, add in one tablespoon of fresh fruit juice. I suggest that you use lemon juice for this recipe to make it more refreshing.

Step 5: Slowly add the 2 packets of unflavoured gelatin then whip the mixture to avoid creating lumps.

Step 6: When the mixture is smooth, turn off the heat then let the mixture cool down.

Step 7: Pour the mixture into your gummy mould.

Step 8: Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Why are fresh fruit gummies more healthy?

Fresh fruits in general are sources of many essential nutrients like vitamin C, potassium, dietary fibre, and folate. Fruits can also decrease the level of uric acid in the body. They are low in fat, sodium, and calories and perfect to make very healthy gummies. Storebought gummies, however, can have a lot of unknown ingredients in them. Being able to make your own food is great as you can control what goes in them. 

How can you customize the recipe?

You can customize this recipe and add additional ingredients to make it healthier. Add vitamin C powder to your candy formula to give you a boost of fruity flavour. You can also add organic cane sugar or corn syrup instead of plain white sugar.

What are the best shape moulds for making gummies?

You can use any gummy mould for making gummies. There are gummy bear-shaped moulds, heart-shaped moulds, dinosaur-shaped moulds, worm-shaped moulds and fruit-shaped moulds. There are bigger moulds as well but smaller gummies are better because the amount of sugar you would consume is more controlled than bigger gummies.

How do you store the homemade gummies?

Store the gummies in an airtight container like mason jars to keep them fresh. Put them inside the refrigerator for them to last for several weeks. These gummies will get sticky so do not expose them to heat. 

Why choose ZenBears

If you don’t want to make your gummies at home, you can always buy them in candy stores or online. ZenBears is a great option if you opt to buy healthy CBD gummies online. They offer edible products that are food supplements and are perfect to take when you’re on a balanced diet. Unlike some CBD gummy brands that offer full-spectrum CBD gummies, ZenBears gummies are broad-spectrum which means they don’t contain THC.

ZenBears CBD gummies contain organically grown CBD. Our gummies are also third-party lab tested, CBD-rich hemp oil, vegan-friendly, non-GMO, and are packed in recyclable glass jars. ZenBears not only offers CBD gummies that are healthy but also very delicious. ZenBears CBD comes in a variety of different flavours to mask the taste of hemp that some people don’t like. You can visit their website to know more about the company and the products they offer.