Gah this weather is so miserable after last weeks freaky heatwave! Felt the need to make a quick warming pick-me-up for after school snacks. ☝️
And that’s why I LOVE chia jam. 💖It is waaaay quicker to make than normal jam and has the added boost of a little protein in the form of chia seeds.
Chia seeds get a bad rep sometimes as they are expensive. But as mentioned they are great form of plant protein and omega 3 (in the form of ALA) plus fibre. They are wonderful at balancing blood sugar levels as fat+protein+fibre = boom 🧨 slow release energy. ⏳And yes they are expensive but the beauty is you don’t need to use a lot of them as these little beauties expand in liquid.
I used 500g of berries, 2 tablespoons of chia seeds plus 2 tablespoons of sweetener (maple syrup, honey or date syrup) Put in a saucepan and cook for 20 minutes mashing down the fruit. And voila you have homemade SCRUMPTIOUS jam 👌👌👌 Best served on toast, but equally yum in porridge, granola, on crackers, with yoghurt...the list goes on...