My pork belly finally finished curing and was ready for the smoker yesterday. I used a mixture of hickey and cherry wood that gave the bacon a very unique flavor. I’m so happy how it turned out! I’ll share all of what I did later this week.
This weekend I’ve been teasing these gummies on my instagram. I really wanted to add more apple cider vinegar (ACV) to my diet after reading all the benefits (here, here and here), but I don’t like the overpowering taste. I’ve tried diluting it in water and adding it to smoothies, but I didn’t like either of these. After making strawberry and blueberry gummies the other week, I thought why not put ACV in gummies. These little gummies do double duty. You get the benefits of grass-fed gelatin plus all the benefits of ACV. The apple cider doesn’t completely mask the ACV flavor, but it tames it down significantly even my 4-year-old niece devoured these! Much to my sister’s shock. I have been eating two of these a day to get my recommend dose of ACV. A couple of notes: to get the maximum benefits of ACV you want to make sure you buy the raw version with the “mother.” It will have little string bits and be less translucent. Also make sure you warm to mixture to an easy bubble then removed directly from heat as to not break down the ACV.
1 1/2 cups apple cider or juice, no sugar added
1/2 cup organic raw ACV
4 tbls grass-fed gelatin (I used this brand)
Heat apple cider and ACV in a small sauce pot over medium heat. Once mixture starts to bubble, remove from heat. Whisking continuously add gelatin one tablespoon at a time.Pour into molds. I used these cute flower ones.Refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour.