I hope you all had an awesome Halloween weekend!  I sure did.  Aaaand I think I’ll continue to celebrate throughout this week too  ;) …  nooo, not with (more) booze, but instead with these slightly scary, but oh so delicious, Healthy Homemade Green Apple Gummy Bears!  Yes, they’re green, but they don’t taste “green” at all.  They taste just like the storebought kinds — soft, chewy, sweet and bursting with apple flavor.  You’d never know they’re fat free, refined sugar free and all natural…  YUP, that means no high-fructose corn syrup, artificial food flavorings, synthetic food dyes or preservatives whatsoever!

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These DIY Green Apple Gummy Bears were inspired by one of my favorite childhood movie theatre candies, Apple O’s.  Except these are actually good for you.  Seriously.  And just like my DIY Orange Gummy Bears, these DIY Green Apple Gummy Bears are made with a secret ingredient.  I’ll give you a couple hints:

  • It’s green
  • Popeye ate it…  like, a lot…

Secret Ingredient = Spinach

DON’T RUN AWAY!!

Yes, these Gummy Bears might have spinach in them, but you’d don’t taste it, I promise you.  I kinda hate the bitter taste of spinach (and its gritty texture) and I literally ate 16 of these Gummy Bears in a row…  hehehe.

They taste like apples in the form of Gummy Bears.  They taste like those Apple O’s too!  And you get some veggies in.  Hmmm, I think I’ll take 16 more  ;)

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I’m clearly enjoying my KitchenAid® Juicer and Sauce Attachment.  I nearly finished using up the ~25 pounds (!!!) of organic fruits and veggies I got last week — from organic spinach to kale to carrots to strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, oranges and lemons.

Definitely got my fill of fruits and veg.  My body totally loves me right now.

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Isn’t the head always first to go?

After “breathing in” those Orange Gummy Bears in like, half a day (no lie) I needed to make another batch.  I was out of oranges so I needed to whip up a new flavor.  I had some apples and a pound of untouched spinach and BAM — Green Apple Popyeye Gummy Bears came to mind.  I edited the recipe to use apples instead of oranges, and to add vibrant green color (without using any food coloring) I added some spinach.

I’m completely obsessed with the results.  I walk to the fridge every twenty minutes to grab a few gummies (they make good study snacks, btw).  I know I’ll be making this recipe again and again and again.  It’s so easy!

So grab some apples and spinach and whip out that juicer  :)

GO GO GO!

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