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Chia Seed Jam

I am so sorry I’ve been away. It’s actually for a strange, but very good reason. I recently ended a medication I didn’t think was helping my fibro and I’ve been feeling good. If you have a chronic illness, you understand what happens when you get some energy. Namely, do all those things you can’t or don’t do when you’re too tired to get out of bed. I’ve been busy! But I’m back and I have a great recipe!

Earlier this week my daughter and I went berry picking. We got blueberries, purple raspberries, and red raspberries. I felt pretty good, even after spending a couple of hours bending and reaching. The only problem? Those suckers go bad fast! Even my vinegar solution wouldn’t keep them for long, so I had to do something with them.

I found this recipe, and yay! Jam! HEALTHY jam. EASY jam.

Recipe from AllRecipes.com: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/234988/chia-seed-jam/

***Gluten free, vegan, Paleo, dairy free, soy free***

 

Ingredients

10 servings; 70 calories

1/4 cup chia seeds

1/2 cup water

2 cups frozen raspberries

1/2 cup frozen blackberries

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

2 frozen strawberries, or more to taste

1/3 cup honey, more or less to taste

NOTE: I just used whatever berries we’d picked, not keeping careful track of quantities. Also, as I said, I had fresh blueberries, red raspberries, and purple raspberries, not the exact berries listed in the recipe and it still tasted great. I think you could use whatever you like best.

Directions

Prep 10 m

 

Cook 15 m

 

Ready In 35 m

  1. Soak chia seeds in water until mixture has a jelly-like texture, about 5 minutes. (I would suggest longer, and keep stirring it.)
  2. Heat berries and honey in a saucepan over medium heat until berries are soft, about 15 minutes. Lightly crush berries with a fork or masher.
  3. Stir chia seed mixture into berry mixture. Remove from heat and let cool for at least 10 minutes.

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Have you made this jam or any other similar recipes? Tell me in the comments!

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