Low-Calorie Panna Cotta

This simple little vanilla panna cotta makes for a tasty but hunger-smashing snack with minimal calories. 

Almond milk brings vitamins D and E as well as calcium potassium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus. 

Gelatine provides glycine (a sweet amino acid important for sleep and your joint health) and copper with just enough protein to take the edge off your hunger and tide you over until your next meal.   


One serve provides 27 calories, 2 g protein, 1 g fat, 1 g of net carbs and P:E = 0.8.


The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  



  • 2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla seeds, scraped from pod or essence
  • 1 tbsp gelatine


  • Warm the almond milk till just before boiling.
  • Add the vanilla and gelatine, whisk until well combined. 
  • Pour into a ramekin or teacup, let sit in the fridge till set.
  • Take a sharp knife and slide it around the mould to loosen it. Tip upside down on a plate. Serve with a few of your favourite berries.

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