Tart Cherry Sleep Gummies

Sleepytime gummies with tart cherry and honey and salt for deeper sleep

As a mom, I’m all for recipes that simplify and save time. That’s why our dinner rotation includes simple one-pan dishes like beef and cabbage stir fry and Pakistani Kima and why I pre-make coconut oil pulling chews to do oil pulling every morning so that I don’t have to open multiple containers each day (ever tried to open a 5-gallon bucket of coconut oil? You’ll need Crossfit to prepare for it).

That’s why when my kids ask for things at night that I know help them sleep like tart cherry juice, gelatin in tea or honey and salt, I’m happy to give it to them, but I wanted a simplified option…

All My Sleep Remedies in One…

I figured out a way to combine some of my favorite recipes and their favorite healthy treats: Tart Cherry Sleep Gummies.

These combine their chewable gummy vitamins with the honey and salt remedy I use and tart cherry juice for a simple night-time snack that helps them sleep and that I can pre-make to save time.

I store these in a glass container in the fridge for up to two weeks and give each child one each night. I made them in this silicon mold for single serving size, but they could also be made in a coconut oil greased glass pan and cut into squares.

I didn’t add the salt to the recipe, but you could. I just sprinkled the final product with a mixture of salt and coconut sugar before giving to them.

Sleepytime gummies with tart cherry and honey and salt for deeper sleep

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Tart Cherry Sleep Gummies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups tart cherry juice (available here or at some local grocers)
  • 1/2 cup gelatin powder (need to be collagen protein or/ gelatin powder depending on the brand)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • Salt to sprinkle on top (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Vitamin C powder (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, slowly mix the gelatin powder into the juice.
  2. Add the honey.
  3. Turn on low heat and stir as it begins to warm.
  4. Stir for 2-3 minutes or until mixture is smooth and gelatin has dissolved.
  5. Remove from heat and add Vitamin C if using.
  6. Pour into silicon molds or a glass baking dish that has been greased with coconut oil.
  7. Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours to harden and remove from molds.
  8. Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks (they never last that long at our house.

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Why It Works

  • As this post mentioned, honey and salt together are great for balancing cortisol levels and blood sugar at night. Even alone, these two are great for improving sleep.
  • That same post explains the beneficial substances in Tart Cherry juice (not the same as regular cherry juice) that make it good for improving sleep quality and length
  • Gelatin is rich in amino acids proline and glycine that help relaxation and sleep.

Do you have any natural remedies or secrets to help your kids sleep? Share below!

These tart cherry sleep gummies combine all of the natural sleep remedies I use: honey and salt, tart cherry juice and gelatin, into one delicious gummy.

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