chia berry jam

Making chia jam is about as easy as putting socks on in the morning.

There are 3 basic ingredients: frozen berries, lemon juice, and chia seeds. It can be eaten as a snack, breakfast, or used as a real jam to spread on toast. It has the consistency of jam but none of the added sugar! Just the sweet goodness of natural whole berries.

chia jam

Recipe:
Frozen mixed berries (use however much you want!) – Berries are full of antioxidants to help repair your body tissues, and are a great source of fibre and vitamin C.
lemon juice – just a squeeze. Lemon juice naturally makes your body more alkaline, meaning it helps your body processes work more efficiently.
1/2 cup chia seeds – chia seeds are a great source of protein, fibre, and essential fatty acids.

Pour the frozen berries into a sauce pan and heat on low temperature until berries thaw and their natural juices come out. Then add lemon juice and chia seeds and take off the heat. The chia seeds will soak up the juice of the berries and form a gel.

chia seeds

Once everything is cool, spoon into a container and eat!

chia jam

Why chia seeds?
Chia seeds love to soak up juices and water to form a gel. They are a great addition to anyone’s lifestyle looking for help with blood sugar stability, weight management, cholesterol control, or constipation. As the gel moves through your digestive system, it naturally slows down the rate of sugar going into your blood stream and makes you feel full for a longer period of time. It helps collect rogue cholesterol and excrete it from your body. It adds bulk and lubrication to stool as it moves through your colon as well. I love eating food that makes my body happy!

yum!
yum!

-Emily

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3 thoughts on “chia berry jam

    1. Hi Beka!
      Thanks for following me and thanks for your comment 🙂
      I would say it lasts about a week or so. Regular jam has a very high sugar concentration, which acts as a preservative to prevent bacteria from growing. Because this is only sweetened by berries with no added sugar, it won’t have as long a shelf-life.
      Hope that helps!
      -Emily

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