Start your preparation of the strawberry fruit snacks by juicing fresh fruit. Take two apples and 2-cups of strawberries and run them through your juicer. Fresh fruit is high in vitamins and minerals, essential for building healthy, active, bodies and boosting immune function. (1)
Then, toss the juice into a high-speed blender along with the lemon juice. Don’t forget the lemon juice; it adds a balanced flavor to the mixture. Lemons also contain limonoids, a potent polyphenol antioxidant that assist the body with clearing the blood of free-radicals that harm your children’s health. (2)
Place a small saucepan over low heat and add the juice, along with 4-tablespoons of gelatin powder and the agave syrup. Mix the powder with the liquid until everything’s dissolved, and then take the saucepan off of the heat.
Pour the mixture into a silicon mold or an ice-cube tray and place it in the fridge for 4 to 6-hours to allow it to cool and firm up. The silicon mold makes it easy for you to take the candies out afterward, unlike aluminum molds. When you remove them from the mold, they should have a firm but soft feel to them. Go ahead and try one – for you know, research purposes.
The treats should keep in the fridge for a little over a week, but we doubt they’ll last that long. This is a great way to change things up in your household especially if you use seasonal fruits. If you’re feeling extra productive, try whipping these up for halloween as a healthier treat for your neighborhood trick-or-treaters. They won’t even notice the difference!
P.S. – If your family enjoys these strawberry treats, then try out our recipe idea for all-natural, sugar-free citrus fruit snacks as well. With our recipes, there’s no need to buy sugar-based candy snacks ever again.