Recipes

Sugar Free Chia Berry Jam

Have you ever heard of chia jam?

As well as being gluten free, chia seeds also contain high levels of protein, calcium, vitamin c and omega 3 fatty acids.

Commercial and even home-made jams are usually full of sugar and added gelling agents which turn an otherwise healthy spread into something not much better than candy.

Chia-Berry-Jam

Ingredients

  • ½ cup fresh chopped strawberries
  • ½ cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1-2 tbsp natural sweetener such as stevia, rice malt syrup, or honey
  • 1 ½ tbsp chia seeds

Method

  1. Place all ingredients in a small saucepan and stir over a low heat until the berries have softened
  2. Puree or mash lightly, until just a few small lumps remain
  3. Thoroughly stir in chia seeds in four lots so that they don’t clump together
  4. Pour into a jar or container and place in the fridge until thickened, at least 1 ½ hours
  5. Store jam in the fridge. Will keep for about 1 week
 Serves 15 @ 20ml each, 13 cal per serve
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