Chia Jam

Elena Duggan

Ingredients:

  • 500g Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries or Blackberries
  • 50g White Chia Seeds
  • 25-50g Maple Syrup / alternative sweetener
  • 1tsp Vanilla paste or 1 vanilla bean, seeds only
  • Up to 50g Coconut water
  • Up to 25g Lemon juice / Apple cider vinegar

Method:

  1. In a food processor, blitz berries, chia, sweetener and vanilla until thoroughly combined, add lemon juice and water, blitz again.
  2. Place in jar and refrigerate.
  3. Jam will be ready after 3 hours, but overnight will be chilled.
  4. Place all ingredients except chia, into a small saucepan and simmer over a low temperature, stirring occasionally, until fruit is starting to collapse and juices release are starting to form a syrup. Could take up to ten minutes.
  5. Stir through chia seeds until thoroughly incorporated, place in jars and close lid whilst steaming to seal. Refrigerate and consume within a week due to minimal preservatives.

Health Notes:

  • Gluten free
  • Grain free
  • Sugar free/ reduced fructose
  • Low carb
  • Dairy free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Pescatarian

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