Gut Healing Almond Milk Jelly Cup

Written by Lee on . Posted in Autumn, Blog, Blog Breakfast, Blog Lunch, Dessert, Heal Your Gut, Nutrient Rich, Spring, Summer, Wheat Free, Winter, Yeast Free

almond milk jelly cupA healthy gut can boost the absorption of nutrients, speed up weight loss, prevent food cravings and balance out hormones.

If you consider your gut as a garden, you’ll notice that whatever you put into is ultimately going to affect your overall health and determine how much energy you have.

Healing your gut is all about getting the maximum amount of nutrient absorption, balancing out tricky bacteria and keeping things as alkaline as possible.

Nutrient absorption is based upon good gut permeability. Eating an unhealthy diet can lead to poor digestion of food, meaning that when food is broken down by enzymes within your stomach and pancreas, some food molecules can still remain in your small intestine.

The small intestine is the place where nutrient absorption occurs. These molecules are then able to pass through our gut wall into the bloodstream, causing bloating, irritation, inflammation, fatigue, aches, and low immunity to colds and flus.

A handy way to help maintain the integrity of the gut is to eat an easily digestible diet with foods that don’t aggravate and to include building block foods.

Gelatine is an excellent source of special proteins which help to seal the gut wall, and greatly improve the integrity of the gut lining by restoring the mucosal layer. It's a good source of protein and contains eighteen protein-building amino acids. One of gelatine's gut healing attributes is to absorb water and help to keep fluid in the digestive tract, which is needed for promoting transportation of waste and healthy bowel movements. Optimising your gut health can then help with nutrient absorption. 

A simple to make gut-healing dessert to try is my Almond Milk Jelly Cup from my latest book Heal Your Gut. Traditional vanilla custard can leave your tummy tied up in knots, because of the white sugar and cream. My version supplies the exact satisfaction custard should induce but without awkward digestive complaints. Sound good?

The recipe is a fixture on my four week online Heal Your Gut program and ideal as an after dinner treat, or a yummy snack for the kids. Now is a good time to swap out store bought jellys with this health-optimising recipe.

You can of course be a little inventive and get the kids involved in the preparation. By adding a handful of frozen berries you can make a purple-hued antioxidant boosting jelly, a perfect summer pudding if you’re feeling a little run down and in need of a kick-start.

Give it a try and let me know what you think?

Almond Milk Jelly Cup

Makes 250 ml (9 fl oz/1 cup)


  • 250 ml (9 fl oz/1 cup) almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons powdered gelatine
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered stevia


  • Put half the almond milk and the gelatine in a small saucepan over low heat.
  • Whisk briskly until the gelatine is dissolved.
  • Remove from the heat and add the remaining almond milk along with the vanilla and stevia, and whisk to combine.

  • Pour into one or two glasses or jelly moulds and refrigerate until set.
  • The jelly can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 1–2 weeks.

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Comments (10)

  • Michelle


    Hi. This looks lovely. I’d love to make this for my 2 year old who is allergic to dairy. Are there any healthy fruits or fruit flavours you could add? Thanks!


    • lee


      Yes any fruit would work, berries or banana would be nice.


  • Pip


    I have made these this morning using NirVana organics 100% Pure Extract Powder Stevia 1/2 teaspoon & have found the taste is now quite bitter. Are there any powdered Stevias on the market that are more sweet than bitter?


  • Jenny


    Lee, I have your book(s) and am enjoying them. Can you tell me what brand gelatine you use please?


  • Hope


    Hi Lee,
    Thanks for this recipe! It looks both simple and delish… I’m looking forward to trying it! Could you please suggest a good brand of gelatins to use? Thanks Lee! cheers, Hope
    ps: I’m looking forward to your kids cookbook in hardcopy!!


    • lee


      A lot of people go for the Great Lakes gelatin or gelatin sheets 🙂


  • Celia Ready


    Hi Lee, I saw mention of using Gelantine on Facebook a while ago and there were queries brought up as to whether the Gelantine could be causing any increase in your Cholesterol level and or causing plaque to build up in your Arteries same with Broth because of the Fat content in both. ??


    • Lee


      Gelatine is high in amino acids which assists in the production of products that transport cholesterol in our liver and help break it down, controlling our blood cholesterol. This results in a helping to decrease the cholesterol level of the blood. Gelatine also helps build the strength of our bones and joints for overall health 🙂


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