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Chia Seed Jam Recipe

chia recipes Mar 11, 2020

Here is a simple-to-make recipe that gives you all the health benefits of chia seeds.  It is delicious both chunky and also blended (before adding the chia).

Note:   I have used all varieties of berries or combination of berries in this recipe.   All good.


Chia seeds are the richest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids. Two tablespoons of chia seeds contain about 140 calories, 4 grams of protein, 11 grams of fibre, 7 grams of unsaturated fat, 18% RDA for calcium, and trace minerals including zinc and copper. And Chia seeds are a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids that cannot be made by the body.

Chia seeds are so common now that you can buy them at almost any grocery store.  You do not need to make a special trip to a health-food store.

Use the Recipes category on this page to see other great recipes I use.


INGREDIENTS:

3 Cup Fresh or frozen berries of choice
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp water
3 Tbsp Chia Seeds
3 Tbsp Sugar Alternative like swerve, liquid stevia (drops not tbsp) or monkfruit - this is to taste

DIRECTIONS:

1.Cook berries in a saucepan over medium heat until they begin to break down, about 5 minutes.

2.Stir in the lemon juice and sugar alt.. Mash but leave some chunks. Cook another 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

3.*if you prefer smoother consistency, blend with a Hand emulsion mixer.*

4.Stir in the chia seeds. Let stand until it begins to thicken, adding water if needed to thin out until desired consistency is reached.

5.Best practice, store in glass jar (airtight container) in the fridge for up to a month and in the freezer for up to three months.

 

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