A particularly nasty strain of gastro has passed through our house recently, leaving just one man standing (my husband Paul).

Master 6 copped it extra bad and spent much of this morning with his head in a bucket (after I’d already mopped the hallway twice and wiped down the walls). After a solid nap he asked for some jelly, requesting blueberry, his favourite fruit.

I thought some homemade jellies would be just the thing his battered gut needed. Gelatine helps to heal the lining of the gut by boosting acid production and restoring the mucosal lining.

Within an hour he was happily eating his jellies and so far, so good – he’s kept them down!


Makes about 16


  • 3 1/2 tablespoons grass-fed gelatine powder (I use Great Lakes Unflavoured Gelatine Powder)
  • 1 1/2 cups organic berries (fresh or frozen blueberries, raspberries or mixed berries)
  • 1 tablespoon organic rice malt syrup (or more if you have a sweet tooth)



  • Add the gelatine powder to 1/3 cup cold water and stir until dissolved. Rest for 5 minutes (it will expand and become rubbery).
  • Heat the berries and rice malt syrup in a small saucepan and stir until the mixture is almost boiling.
  • Turn off the heat and add the gelatine, breaking it up into smaller pieces before adding to the pan.
  • Stir the gelatine and fruit mixture until the gelatine dissolves.
  • Using a stick blender, puree the mixture and pour into moulds or a dish approx 14 cm x 14cm.
  • Refrigerate until set (takes approx 1 hour) and cut into squares.
  • Store in the fridge in an air tight container for up to 1 week (if they last that long!).