Feel Like a Healthy Runner with this Nuun Jello Recipe

Written by: Jonny Stevens

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We discovered that gelatin can help with tendon injuries and immediately made a runner version of jello to share with everyone.  Instead of making a jello with sugar filled fruit juice, we chose Nuun hydration tablets. Low in sugar and filled with runner-friendly ingredients (magnesium, potassium, etc.), Nuun made the perfect substitution. Give this recipe a shot.IMG_4543


1 tube of Nuun (any flavor; we’ve used Fruit Punch and Tri Berry)

1 box (4 envelopes) of Knox Gelatine

4 cups of water



Bring 3 cups of water to a simmer, add 8 Nuun tablets, let tablets dissolve and bring Nuun mixture to a boil.  Add 3 packets of Knox Gelatine to the boiling Nuun and stir until dissolved.

Dissolve 2 tablets of Nuun into 1 cup of water. Sprinkle 1 packet of Knox Gelatin over 1 cup of cold Nuun, stir until dissolved, and let stand for one minute.

Pour boiling Nuun mixture into the cold Nuun mixture. Stir constantly until all gelatin is completely dissolved.

Pour mixture into a 9×9 pan and let chill in the fridge until it firms up, about 3 hours. Cut into cubes and snack on the Nuun Jello whenever you need! Pre run, post run, Netflix binges, whenever boredom hits, it’s good for your health!


Nutritional Information- *FOR ENTIRE BATCH*

Calories 264

Protein 29.5 g

Fat 0.3 g

Sodium 3.6 g

Potassium 1 g

Carbohydrate 21 g

Magnesium 250 mg

Calcium 150 mg

Vitamin C 498 mg

*We didn’t want to dictate serving size for you. We ate the whole batch in a day or two, and cut the batch into 16 squares. At that size, each square is only 16.5 calories but gives you a great source of glycine.

Again, we leave you to dictate your own serving size.
Again, we leave you to dictate your own serving size.



Jonny Stevens is a skier and hockey player who got tricked into doing cross country as a freshman in high school. After running for the University of Colorado for 5 years he returned to the mountains and worked for a non-profit while tricking freshmen into running xc at his alma mater. Then he was lured back to Boulder by the chance to work for run2run.

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  3. Ana T says: Reply

    Not clear on whether you have to add 1 tube of Nuun or 1 tube plus 2 tablets?

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