Amino Jelly (aka BCAA Jelly aka BCAA Jello)

This is one of the easiest recipes in the world for a zero-carb and virtually fat-free snack packed full of protein ka-POW! er ;-) I posted it originally in 2011 but am reposting it now because, did you know there are 650+ recipes in this blog? Yeah, and things tend to get lost in here! So, here’s how you make Amino Jelly! 


1 scoop BCAAs
1 pack plain gelatin


1. First, grab a scoop of BCAAs (approximately 11g). In a big bowl, throw the scoop of BCAAs and a pack of plain old-fashioned powdered gelatin (the packets I get contain 11g of powdered gelatin each).

2. Meanwhile, get a pint glass about (around 2.5 cups) and fill it up with water. Heat that water up. You don’t have to boil it, just make sure it’s hot enough to dissolve the gelatin (hot enough for you to stick a finger in there without screaming out in agony).

3. Pour the water into the bowl. Stir. Stir. Keep stirring. Stir some more. Is the liquid clear? Are there bits of powder? If there are bits of powder, keep stirring. Stir. Check again. Is it all nice and dissolved now? If not, keep stirring. OK.

4. Once it’s dissolved, stick the whole thing in your fridge and leave it overnight  so it sets. You should then wake up to find a big bowl (or a few little bowls) of Amino Jelly! You could cut it up (it’s fun to eat cubes with a fork) or take out a spoon and have a blast with it.


An 11g pack of powdered gelatin is around 47kcals, 0g carbs, 0g fat and 12g of protein. To that add the macros from your BCAA and BOOM! You got a bowl of virtually carb-free and fat-free jelly! So sit back, relax, kick off your slippers (or vibrams) and enjoy it! :-D

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