First off: Happy Cheese Lover’s Day!!
Because apparently, that’s a thing. I love it.
Mixed Berry Chia Seed Jam. This is a recipe I have been meaning to make for quite sometime. What baffles me is my inability to make time to make it, even though it took all of ten minutes to put together.
This jam is healthy but also hearty. The chia seeds add more to the jam. These little tikes pack a lot of nutrients, not to mention a ton of fiber. Hint: if you’re trying to lose weight, add a tablespoon to your water and you’ll be full for days after that one bottle. Obviously, an exaggeration but you’d be surprised how much fiber these tiny seeds have. Adding these to anything will help curb your appetite, water, pancake batter, cookies. Anything.
Onto this recipe. Like I said, super easy! And not to mention, delicious!
1 cup of frozen mixed berries
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
2 tablespoons of chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of sweetener such as honey or agave
Begin by putting the cup of berries in the food processor or blender to chop them up to your desired size. In small pot, bring the berries to a low boil. Keep stirring frequently. Once the berries have softened, turn the heat down to low. Stir in the maple syrup and chia seeds. Cook the jam on low until it thickens. Make sure to keep stirring to prevent the mixture from sticking. Remove from heat and add the vanilla. At this point, also add whatever sweetener you wish. Cool down to room temperature. Place in a glass jar in the refrigerator for storage.
There you have it. A quick, easy and healthy way to make jam. The wonderful thing about this jam is that you made it. So many of the jams, a lot of things actually, sold in the store are packed with unnecessary and processed sugar. Why buy all that fake sugar when you can make an even better jam in the comfort of your own home.
Chia seeds can sometimes be hard to find. Relay Foods can help you with that and so many other food needs.