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Gut-healing Coconut Marshmallows

I’m seriously loving gelatine (beef grass-fed) at the moment. It’s know to improve your overall health, but more specifically help heal the gut. Strong stomach? Read on…
It’s basically cooked collagen and comes form the bones, hides and connective tissues of animals. Gelatine makes up almost one-third of all the protein in the human body and when we don’t have enough, your joints, skin and gut suffers. It heals your gut lining by boosting acid production and restoring the mucosal lining. Gelatine can also help break down fats and proteins which will makes them easier for your body to absorb. On top of that, it helps to build lean muscle and boost metabolism.

These marshmallows are sweet, soft, light and fluffy with a good spongy texture. If you’re not into stevia (i know, I use it in nearly every recipe!) you can use maple syrup or any other liquid sweeter of choice. If you’re vegan or veggie, you can sub gelatine with agar-agar, but it lacks the gut health profile. Perfect sweet-treat fridge fodder that you’re very unlikely to overeat. Bonus.





  • 1 can organic full-fat coconut milk
  • 5 drops liquid stevia
  • 3 tablespoons powdered gelatine – must be good quality, from pasture-fed cows
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder or natural essence





  1. Bloom the gelatine by stirring it into 1/3 cup cold water until dissolved, letting it sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Heat the coconut milk in a small pan along with the stevia and vanilla until almost bubbling.
  3. Turn off the heat and add the bloomed gelatine and stir until dissolved.
  4. Use a stick blender to puree.
  5. Pour into moulds, a 10 x 15 glass dish, or a large tupperware
  6. Cool a little then place in the fridge to set for 1 hour.
  7. Cut into squares, and store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.


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Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also works as a commercial food photographer and stylist, is studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and is the author of two cookbooks: Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017) and Meal Prep Plan (Murdoch, 2019).

  1. Could you please recommend a brand of good quality powdered gelatine? I’m not sure if the ones sold in Coles and Woolies fit this criteria…

  2. Hi, looks yummy but what can I substitute for stevia, would honey be ok and also gelatin or do we have to use that?

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