Superfood Siobhan

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Chia Jam

By Wednesday, June 18, 2014 ,

Traditionally jam is about 50% sugar and 50% fruit. Sure, it might taste nice, but all that sugar can't be good for you! Instead, this recipe uses chia seeds to obtain the same thick texture, with only a little sweetener to take the edge of the berries. The chia seeds make this jam high in protein, fibre and omega 3's, all whilst tasting delicious. This jam is fantastic on baked goods such as scones, breakfast muffins, or toast, and I love using it to make a PB&J! Any berries work, my favourites are either raspberries or blueberries. I use frozen because they're so much cheaper, but if you happen to have a abundance of fresh berries, then go ahead and use those!

Makes one small jar

You will need:

1.5 cups berries
1.5 tbsps chia seeds
2 tbsps rice syrup/agave nectar

Put the berries and sweetener in a saucepan and bring to the boil, so the berries are bubbling gently. Continue to cook until soft and mushy. Use a potato masher or fork to roughly mash the berries up, then stir in the chia seeds and simmer over a low heat until thick and gooey. Leave to cool, then transfer to a jar and store for up to a week.

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  1. i just made this using 2/3 blueberries, 1/3 strawberries, and raw blue agave instead of rice syrup - wow! it is super good, and extremely easy. thank you so much for this recipe! it's great for using up any leftover berries.

  2. maple syrup okay for the sweeter?

  3. Do you need to add any water?

  4. Yum!! Just made this jam this morning. So delicious and easy! I have never liked store bought jam anyway but this is a million times better than any jam I have tasted. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Where do you buy the Chia seeds?

  6. So excited to try this - have you tried freezing it or keeping it for longer than a week?

    1. I haven't sorry! Maybe Google can answer your questions?

  7. Made this jam with ripe and juicy apricots, so good:)