RECIPE: Probiotic Jelly Lollies

15 June 2016

Looking to keep the bugs at bay this winter? Get your kids tucking into these probiotic jelly lollies!

Probiotics are such an important nutrient to include in your child's diet.  Probiotics increase the good bacterial which in turn strengthens their immune system.  These are a great way to get your kids to have probiotics every day.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of almond milk (could also use coconut milk)
    or
    1 cup of pureed and strained blueberries
  • 8 sheets of gelatin or 3 tbs of powdered gelatine
  • 1 tbs of honey
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 -3 capsules of dairy-free probiotic or 3 tsp of probiotic powder

Method

If using gelatin sheets, make sure to soak for a few minutes first and then squeeze out excess liquid. 

On a low heat on the stove, combine the almond milk and gelatin in a saucepan. Heat through until gelatin has completely dissolved. 

Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and honey. Allow to completely cool before you add the probiotic as they are heat sensitive and will damage the active bacteria. 

Once probiotic completely stirred through, pour mixture out into molds (you can buy these from K mart really cheaply) and set in the fridge or freezer. 

A few a day would be fine. You could also take out the probiotic if you wanted to just make them as treats.

Written by

Nikki McDonald

Nikki is a Nutritionist at Nourish Nutritional Management and has a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional Medicine as well as a Masters in Public Health Nutrition. Nikki is passionate about children’s health and nutrition, and has a special interest in coeliac’s disease, diabetes, allergies and food and behaviour.  www.facebook.com/nourishnutritional

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  • Guest - Aimee
    Could you use other berries such as strawberries? Or just blueberries?
  • Guest - Nourish Nutritional Management In reply to: Guest - Aimee
    You could use any berries Aimee...

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