Blueberry Chia Seed Jam
I don’t think I will ever in my lifetime purchase jam or jelly from the store again. Not after making this super easy, incredibly good, ubber nutritious jam. Anyone, even people that aren’t really into the whole “eating right” thing will love this jam. It’s THAT good!
This jam makes me giddy for several reasons:
- Only 3 ingredients
- Loads of antioxidants
- No sugar added
- Fiber, protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin C
- Can be made with so many different fruit options depending on what you love
- No one will know how healthy this is unless you tell them
- Another great way to sneak in your chia seeds. Did someone say almond butter and chia seed jam sandwich?
Because this recipe doesn’t call for the traditional canning method, it will only keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks. For that reason I only make small batches at a time. I find that 1 cup of fruit combined with the honey and chia seeds fits in a half pint Ball jar.
I made a couple of thin small coconut flour flat breads and rolled them up into little crepes. You could even add a little ricotta. I’m absolutely doing that next time.
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds + 2 tablespoons of water
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- In a small bowl, combine chia seeds and water. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
- While the chia is sitting, heat up the blueberries in a small saucepan over low heat.
- Soften the blueberries and mash with a potato masher.
- After the chia seeds have absorbed the water for 10 minutes, add the chia seeds and honey to the blueberries and continue heating on low.
- Once everything is combined, mash the mixture as much as you like.
- Pour jam into Ball jar and put in fridge.
- The jam will thicken up as it cools.
- **if you don't like all of the seeds, you can run the mixture though a Nutriblender once it has cooled down a little bit**