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These homemade electrolyte gummies are cute, tasty, and only requires 3 ingredients to make! Why just drink electrolytes when you can eat them in the form of gummy bears!
I never thought much about electrolytes before adopting a ketogenic lifestyle. I knew they needed to be replenished after playing sports or finishing a strenuous workout, buy never gave it much thought beyond that.
But once I went keto and greatly restricted by carb intake, I quit retaining water. When your body is continually flushing out water, it ends up taking a lot of the good vitamins and mineral with it.
Because of this, I need to replenish my electrolytes every day.
You can easily make a homemade electrolyte drink by mixing the following ingredients together.
- 8 oz water
- ¼ tsp pink salt
- ¼ tsp NuSalt (potassium)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice (optional)
- 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar (optional)
That option, while the least expensive way to replenish your electrolytes, is also that grossest.
Most days, I mix up a drink with Key Nutrients Electrolyte Powder. I have a slight obsession with this product and have all 6 flavors!
You can read my full review of that product here.
But why just stop at a yummy drink when you can have MORE FUN!
I decided to use Key Nutrients many flavors of electrolyte powder to make gummy bears!!
That’s right, healthy gummy bears that are sugar-free and meet your electrolyte needs!
And no worries, these sugar-free gummies won’t upset your stomach like a certain brand I won’t mention here.
How to Make Homemade Electrolyte Gummies
Honestly, had I known how easy homemade gummies were to make, I would have started making them years ago.
I’ve seen mentions of homemade gummy recipes for years, but figured anything that cute and fun to eat must surely be a pain in the butt to make.
Nope! It’s ridiculously EASY!
This recipe only calls for 3 ingredients, and one of those ingredients is water.
Besides that, all you need is a saucepan, a whisk for stirring, and a silicon gummy mold! I chose the gummy bear shapes and the one I purchased off Amazon came with its own droppers which are handy when filling the liquid into the molds.
Related: Learn about the keto flu. Electrolytes can help you avoid it by the way!
Bring all the ingredients to a rolling boil in a saucepan over medium heat, whisking to dissolve the electrolyte and gelatin powders.
Once you bring it to a rolling boil, remove from heat and allow to cool for about 4-5 minutes. Some of the powder will settle to the bottom, and that’s ok.
The first time I made these, I kept stirring the mixture as I was filling the gummy molds, only to have the residual powder settle in the molds. Some of my gummy bears looked like they had socks on, lol.
I show you an example of that in the above video. They are still totally fine to eat, even with powder socks!
But, if you don’t want the gummies to have a settled layer of powder, don’t keep mixing the pot!
Place the silicone gummy molds on a baking tray or cookie sheet to keep them level.
Then, using a dropper, fill in the gummy molds with the gelatin and electrolyte mixture. It seems like this would take a while, but it goes fairly quickly.
Finally, place the sheet with the gummy molds in the refrigerator for 2 hours. That’s all the time they need to set up!
All that’s left to do is to pop the gummies out of the mold and enjoy!
These gummies will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week in an airtight container.
Check out the TikTok I made for the Homemade Electrolyte Gummies!
Other Key Nutrient Products
I’ve only tried the electrolytes so far, but Key Nutrients has other products too.
- Coffee Creamer (with collagen)
- Exogenous Ketones
- Natural Sleep Aid
- AND MORE
Fun Recipes with Key Nutrients Electrolyte Powders
Over the next few weeks, I have plans to make a few recipes using the different flavors of Key Nutrients Electrolyte Powders.
And of course, I will share them all with YOU!
As each recipe is created and published, I will come back here to add the links.
- Electrolyte Popsicles – perfect for beating the heat!
- Electrolyte Daiquiris – Adult hack for staying hydrated, with electrolytes, while enjoying an adult beverage.
- Bring all the ingredients to a rolling boil in a saucepan over medium heat, whisking to dissolve the electrolyte and gelatin powders.
- Once you bring it to a rolling boil, remove from heat and allow to cool for about 4-5 minutes.
- Place the silicone gummy molds on a baking tray or cookie sheet to keep them level.
- Using a dropper, fill in the gummy molds with the gelatin and electrolyte mixture.
- Finally, place the sheet with the gummy molds in the refrigerator for 2 hours until set.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 35Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 9g