Summer Berry Jelly

summer berry jelly

This is a guest post by our lovely friend Amalie Pearce  from Lifespan Nutrition 

I love this one because it is fun for little ones who want to get involved in the kitchen, yet fairly quick at the same time. It also relies on the stevia for sweetness as well as the natural sugar in the berries so can be a great option for those wanting to keep added sugars to a minimum.

Every year around Christmas we go berry picking as a family and usually end up picking way to many berries. By the time we get to some of them they are a little mushy so I was looking for a fun recipe that we could use them for and this is just the one!

Summer Berry Jelly

Summer berry jelly

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups of frozen or fresh Raspberries
  • 1 teaspoon of Stevia powder
  • 2 teaspoons of Gelatine
  • Hot water

Method

  1. Allow frozen berries to sit at room temperature and thaw until they can be easily mashed. Fresh berries can be mashed right away.
  2. Use a fork to mash the berries until smooth.
  3. Add the stevia and mix through. Note: you can add more or less depending on how sweet you would like your jelly to be.
  4. Place the gelatine into a separate bowl and pour 1/4C hot water over the top. Stir until the gelatine is dissolved. 
  5. Pour the gelatine over the top of the berries and stir through. Top up the mixture to 500mL with additional water. 
  6. Divide between small bowls or allow to set in a larger bowl. Place in the fridge overnight or until set. 
  7. Serve by itself or with a dollop of cream or yoghurt of your choice.

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Variations

  • If you (or your little one) would prefer a nice smooth jelly you can run the final mixture through a sieve before placing into bowls and into the fridge. This will remove the seeds from the mixture.
  • Mixed berries would also do just as well as raspberries.

 

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Amalie PearceAbout the author

Amalie Pearce is the owner of Lifespan Nutrition and offshoot Little Bites Nutrition. As a trained nutritionist Amalie is passionate about inspiring, educating, and empowering individuals to make healthier food choices at all stages of their lives. You can find her on Facebook here and here, and Instagram. 

 

 

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