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Fruity Chia Jam

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Ingredients

100g Berries All one type or a mixture
1 tablespoon (approximately) Chia Seeds

Fruity Chia Jam

  • 15 minutes
  • Easy

Ingredients

Directions

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Why buy sugar laden jam when you can whip together a much healthier fruity chia jam in less than 15 minutes? Traditional jam, whether home made or store bought contain at least 50% sugar. There is no such thing as sugar-free jam. They all contain sugar from the fruit and in most cases plenty of added sugar and additives too.

The only sugar in this recipe is from the fruit. Chia seeds are used to thicken this jam. They are very nutritious and contain fibre and healthy fat, which are kind to blood sugars.

It’s easy to scale up or down the recipe and you can use a mixture of berries. The jam can be stored in any covered container or jar.

Steps

1
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Wash the berries and remove any leaves or stalks. You don't need to dry them.

2
Done

Place the berries in a small saucepan and heat over a low to medium heat. Simmer very gently until the fruit has broken down, about 5 minutes.

3
Done

Remove from the heat and stir in the Chia Seeds. If the jam seems a little too thick add a little hot water and stir.

Place in a jar or a little serving dish, cover and store in the fridge until needed.

4
Done

It's impossible to give exact nutritional value for this recipe because it depends on the type and variety of fruit used. Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries are the lowest carb fruits, in that order. For the sweet toothed you can add a teaspoon of honey to the jam, which will only add 5g of carbohydrate to the total recipe.

If you prefer a smooth jam, just give the finished jam a whiz in a blender after adding the chia seeds.

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