Blueberry Goodness

Blueberry chia jam

Simple recipes that make themselves – that’s everybody’s dream. Even better are those that pack a whole load of nutrients and still manage to achieve maximum taste.

And when said recipe features a super duper food, it’s a bonus. Chia seeds have been my go-to feel healthy, be healthy magic ingredient since they first made waves years ago. I always have a bag in my pantry.

An excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants, Chia seeds also contain fibre, iron, and calcium. Instead of consuming it in smoothies, or liquids as I used to, here’s a more snazzy way – in a jam. You really only need less than 30 minutes for this. Using blueberries also increases the antioxidant content.¬†Finally, a super healthy easy jam!

I can’t wait to try this with other fruits. I can now be one of those jam making mums I always dreamt I’d be.

This jam is great when mixed with yoghurt, spread on toast, crackers or on good camembert!

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Blueberry Chia Jam*

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • A dash of molasses
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Method:

  • Combine berries, maple syrup and molasses in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until berries begin to soften and burst, about 5 minutes.
  • Add chia seeds and cook until the mixture thickens, while stirring often. It should take about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool before adding vanilla extract.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

 


Posted on 28th Feb 2018 in blueberry, jam

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