This is the best jam I have ever made (or tasted) and I feel good eating it because it’s low in sugar and has a good dose of both protein and healthy fat so it doesn’t spike blood sugar levels like most conventional jams. Blueberries are super high in anti-oxidants, vitamin K, vitamin C and fibre and are low in sugar. Chia seeds are also high in fibre (double whammy!), high in omega-3 fatty acids, calcium and manganese and are great for digestion, so this is a jam you actually want in your fridge! Here are some additional blueberry and chia seed benefits. You can spread the jam on toast, stir it into some organic kefir , add it on top of a warm bowl of oatmeal or use it to make some blueberry nice-cream (frozen banana ice cream – just blend 2 frozen bananas along with a dollop of blueberry jam and enjoy). I love this jam because it tastes so good that no one will ever guess its good for you!
Blueberry Chia Seed JamPrint This
- 2 cups fresh organic blueberries
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon rind
- 1/4 cup real maple syrup
- 2 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- Add the blueberries to a medium sized pot and mash them slightly with a potato masher.
- Add lemon juice, rind and maple syrup and bring to a boil.
- Turn down the heat to low-medium and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Add chia seeds , cinnamon and cloves and simmer for 5 more minutes, mixing with a whisk to break down any clumps and to prevent burning.
- Remove from heat and let cool slightly, then transfer to the firdge in an air-tight glass container.
- Store jam in the fridge for up to two weeks (if it lasts that long).
8 Healthy Nuts And Seeds You Should Eat Every Day
Earth has given us these amazing gifts over thousands of years ago. No matter how tiny they are, these small wonders of nature have provided us with a tall list of health benefits. From protecting the heart, to fighting off toxins, to curing GUT ailments— these are no longer your regular snacks.
We call them nuts and seeds collectively, but they are not all the same. Gym and Fitness, one of Australia’s largest online retailer of treadmills and strength equipment, shared to us this infographic about nuts and seeds you should include in your everyday diet.
Jane is a health, fitness & nutrition enthusiast, and the primary contributor of The GAF Way. She is a nurse by profession and a writer by passion, who loves reading and writing about anything health and fitness related. She has a soft spot for macadamia chocolate.