Raspberry Lemonade Electrolyte Gummies
Raspberry Electrolyte Gummies are a great way to add electrolytes and hydration to your keto diet and improve overall health. These raspberry lemonade flavored chews are sugar-free, packed with protein and kids love them!
I’m a huge fan of electrolytes.
I know . . . it’s a strange thing to be a fan of, but it’s true! It’s recommended to drink a TON of water each day, but I learned the hard way that JUST drinking a water does not necessarily mean you’re hydrated. That’s where the electrolytes come in.
You actually need ELECTROLYTES to balance out the water that stays in your body. Without them, you’re really just pissing all of your hydration efforts away . . . literally.
There are a lot of ways you can get your electrolytes (no, I’m not just talking about the 28 different flavors of Gatorade) -but these raspberry lemonade gummies are the best. Not only do they contain an electrolyte supplement, but they also use gelatin (which packs a protein and collagen punch).
Kids, adults and skeptical husbands love them and you can make them in a variety of flavors depending on which electrolyte powder you decide to use.
💗 Why You Should Make Hydration Gummies
Making these homemade hydrating gummies is EASY and they are super customizable -you can make them into fun kid-friendly shapes and flavor them with whichever electrolyte powder you like.
Not to mention, these gummies are an excellent way to hydrate while tasting great!
These energy chews have plenty of protein and are perfect for all of your keto electrolyte needs.
⚡What Are Electrolytes?
Electrolytes are minerals that have an electric charge. They help keep our bodys’ fluid in balance. Electrolyte minerals are magnesium, potassium, sodium and calcium. These minerals are important as they aid in basically all our bodily functions.
👌🏻Best Electrolyte Supplements
There are many electrolyte powder supplements to chose from. I prefer Ultima Replenisher in either raspberry or pomegranate cherry flavor. Here are some other yummy ones you could use:
- Ultima Replenisher – Raspberry
- Ultima Replenisher – Variety Flavor Pack
- Keto Vitals Electrolyte Powder – Mango
- Dr. Bergs Electrolyte Powder
- Vega Electrolyte Powder
🍋Ingredients You’ll Need
- Raspberry Electrolyte Powder – A quick Google search will lead you to a bunch of keto-friendly brands. I linked the one I used here.
- Gelatin – helps the gummies set into their shapes and gives them the perfect amount of chew.
- Lemon (juiced) – adds a burst of citrus flavor.
- Water – wets the dry ingredients so they can be poured into molds.
You’ll also need a silicone mold of some sort. How cute would these chews be if they were molded into keto gummy bears? So cute.
📖 How To Make Electrolyte Gummies
1️⃣ In a small sauce pan, add water and then sprinkle in gelatin, making sure none of it clumps. The gelatin will seem grainy at first. Whisk until fully combined.
2️⃣ Put the sauce pan on the stove over low heat. Keep whisking until gelatin fully dissolves into a clear liquid. It is important that the water is hot but not boiling.
3️⃣ Add gelatin liquid to a glass measuring cup. Whisk in lemon juice and one scoop of electrolyte powder. Continue whisking until powder has fully dissolved.
4️⃣ Pour and portion into a silicone mold. Set in fridge for at least one hour before popping your gummies out of the mold. Enjoy!
🐄 Choosing The Right Gelatin
Gelatin is a water soluble protein that is derived from collagen. Once gelatin is mixed into hot water and cooled, it turns into a jello texture.
IMPORTANT: Collagen peptides are NOT the same as gelatin. Collagen peptides alone will NOT give your gummies the jello effect they need.
The best collagen gelatin to buy are Great Lakes Gelatin (the ORANGE canister) and Vital Proteins (the GREEN canister).
🐻 Fun Silicone Molds To Make Gummies
You can use any silicone mold you like for making electrolyte gummies! I grabbed a regular square one at a craft store in the baking section, but they can easily be purchased online. The options are endless! Before I purchased a silicone mold, I simply used silicone muffin tins. My favorite silicone molds are:
Square Silicone Mold (the one I have)
Yes. Storing them in the fridge ensures they hold their shape and they last longer.
If stored in the fridge in an airtight container, electrolyte gummies will last up to a week. If not stored properly, they will get hard and too chewy quickly.
No. The chews won’t solidify like freezing a liquid because of the gelatin.
Lemon juice concentrate doesn’t have any more electrolytes than regular lemon juice would. Concentrate also usually contains high amounts of sugar which should be taken into account when using for recipes.
More Hydrating Recipes
Tart Cherry Gummies for Sleep
Cucumber Dill Salad
Raspberry Lemonade Electrolyte Gummies
- 1 scoop [Raspberry Electrolyte Powder]
- 2 tbsp [Gelatin]
- 1 Lemon juiced
- 1 cup Water
- 1 [ Silicone Mold of choice]
- Add 1 cup of water to a small sauce pan and sprinkle 2 tablespoons of gelatin in making sure none of it clumps. This helps the gelatin to “bloom” and will seem grainy at first, but whisk it until fully combined.
- Next put the water and gelatin over low heat and keep whisking until gelatin fully dissolves into a clear liquid. It is important that the water is hot but not boiling.
- Next, add gelatin liquid to a 2 cup measuring cup and whisk in the juice of one lemon and one scoop of electrolyte powder until fully combined.
- Pour and portion into preferred silicone mold, and set in fridge for at least one hour before popping out of the molds and enjoying.
- Store raspberry lemonade electrolyte gummies in fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Gelatin or gelatine (from Latin: gelatus meaning “stiff” or “frozen”) is a translucent, colorless, flavorless food ingredient, derived from collagen taken from animal body parts. Brittle when dry and gummy when moist, it is also called hydrolyzed collagen, collagen hydrolysate, gelatine hydrolysate, hydrolyzed gelatine, and collagen peptides. Sooo according to this definition collagen peptides is simply another name for gelatine
Despite the definition you found, collagen peptides will not work with this recipe as it does not get gummy and dissolves in hot or cold water. Peptides are a more processed form of gelatin for that purpose. Thank you!
How much is “1 scoop” of the electrolyte powder? If I have a different brand, the scoop won’t be the same. Is it close to a certain number of teaspoons or something?
Hi, Alyssa! I just peaked at a few different brands, and it looks like most scoops are about a tablespoon. That said, a tablespoon of the electrolyte powder should do the trick. -Krista (Team Thyme & JOY)
This is a wonderful recipe, but I wanted to warn about Dr. Bergs Electrolyte Powder. The ingredients list says that it contains “natural lemonade”. Lemons contain sugar. When I leave the liquid made with this product in a clean plastic bottle for a few days, mold spots form inside the bottle. Disgusting, and probably evidence of sugar. I would test this product for sugar before relying on it as part of a low-carb diet.
I will check it out. Thanks!
Thank you so much for this recipe! I make it every single week. It’s a fun way to get my electrolytes, and my gelatin. I made a few minor Modifications to make it easier for me. Instead of juicing a lemon, I add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. And because I’m not using the same electrolyte powder, I just use 1 tablespoon of the one I do have. That’s it. Thank you again for this great recipe.
Yay! So glad it works for you 🙂
This is common jello. While I am happy that there is a recipe for electrolyte hello, I am crushed that these are not gummies. Jello equals okay. Gummies would have been amazing.
Love these! Addicting and guilt free.
I am eager to try this gummies because I have a condition that makes my sodium levels very low and water alone does not help me star hydrated. I’s just like to know how much is a scoop of the electrolyte powder. Thank you
A standard scoop is 1 to 2 tablespoons. Hope that helps! -Krista (Team Thyme & JOY)