Naturally sweet, fresh, fruity and a little sour, this blueberry chia seed jam comes loaded with plant protein, fibre and anti-oxidants.
I discovered chia seed jams 4 years ago, when I started to explore raw food cuisine in more depth. The technique really blew me away!
I was developing a 100% plant-based healthy afternoon tea for an event, these healthy chia seed jams were a perfect fit in place of their high sugar counterparts!
The technique is simple and versatile to utilise different fruits.
You will absolutely love this recipe
- Quick and easy to make
- Cost effective
- Packed with nutrition
- Versatile to eat with lots of dishes
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Chia seeds: Full of protein, good fats, fibre and minerals
Blueberries: Full of anti-oxidants
How to make healthy blueberry chia seed jam
- Assemble the ingredients
- Add the blueberries to saucepan, bring to boil
- Add the chia seeds, cook for 3 minutes on a gentle heat
- Take off the heat, add the lime juice and sweetener to taste
- Allow to cool - mash up a little bit as it's cooling
- Transfer to storage container
What to serve with
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Blueberry & Chia Seed Jam
- Weighing scales
- Mixing bowl
- Chopping board
- Chefs knife
- Saucepan - medium size
- Storage container
- 200 g Blueberries frozen
- 20 g Chia seeds
- 1 each Limes juice
- 20 ml Honey
- Assemble all ingredients.
- Frozen blueberries work great for this recipe.
- Add blueberries to saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Add chia seeds and cook out gently for 3-5 minutes.
- Take off the heat, add the lime juice and honey.
- Adjust the sweetness and acidity according to your preference.
- Transfer to storage container and chill until required.
This is a fantastic healthy jam recipe that can be used on many different dishes.
I serve it on top of my porridge or pancakes in the morning or have it on sourdough toast with peanut butter as a snack. It is a very nutritious jam that can lift many sweet and savoury recipes. All round, it it is a great staple sauce to have in stock.
You may use any type of berries that are available and in season.
If you are using fresh berries, crush them up a little bit before heating up to release the juices.
How long does it last
This recipe will last 5 days in the fridge, the fresher it is the better it tastes. When stored in the fridge for a long time it will lose it's vibrancy.
You can freeze this recipe for up to 3 months.
You my need to add another splash of lime or sweetener before serving and give a mix to freshen the jam back up.
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