Have you ever heard of Fermented Cod Liver Oil (FCLO) and why it’s good for you? If not, check out a few posts here and here to see what they say about it. It’s basically known as a superfood and a good source of Vitamin A and D. FCLO is talked about a lot in the Paleo world since many people are followers of the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) and he was a big believer in FCLO. His site is a great resource if you want to make your own baby formula, without having to buy the commercial stuff.
I don’t get into WAPF too much, but I thought I’d give the Green Pasture’s fermented cod liver oil a try. It’s got a pretty overwhelming taste, so if you can’t stomach it by itself or in smoothies give this recipe a shot. I found it from my Facebook holistic group and Emma actually eats them here and there. She wouldn’t quite finish the whole gummy but at least it was a start.
Personally, I tried to add the FCLO to my smoothie but it was pretty over powering (I ordered the plain from here). Then, I filled up the syringe that came with it, and let Emma help give it to me. Boy did she! She shot both squirts into my mouth when I wasn’t quite ready for it. That was okay. I figure sometimes it’s better to just take things straight up instead of trying to disguise it and prolong the inevitable.
Without further ado, here is a recipe for FCLO gummies that hopefully your little ones will enjoy. Play around with the juice if you like. I think next time I will try fresh squeezed pineapple juice instead of the orange.
Fermented Cod Liver Oil Gummies
From Rachael Lampkin
- 1 cup of juice (I did ½ fresh squeezed OJ and ½ pineapple)
- 6 tablespoons of gelatin
- 6 tablespoons of honey
- 5 tablespoons of emulsified FCLO (or 3 tablespoons of regular FCLO, but they taste MUCH better with the emulsified)
1. Whisk together over low heat until everything is smooth and melted. It only takes a few minutes at most. Optional: You can pour into a blender and blend for a few second until smooth.
2. Pour into molds and put in the fridge until set. After they come out of the molds, put them in a container and keep them in the fridge.
Notes from Rachael:
~Using 2 tsp of mixture for each gummy should come out to 40 gummies. That would make 2 gummies = 3/4 tsp of FCLO, which is a serving size of the emulsified.
~If you use regular FCLO, each gummy has just over 1ml of FCLO. Since 2ml of the regular FCLO is a serving, 2 gummies would still be a serving.
~The licorice works really well with grape juice, and cherry juice.
Note: Photo from here.