After many requests, Today I share with you this recipe for raw chia seed jam, which contains no refined sugar. This jam can be made with any type of frozen or fresh berry, and could even be made with fresh figs, tamarillo's or cherries. The secret ingredient in this condiment is the super nutritious chia seeds which absorb the water to give a jelly, jam like consistency. I love to spread it on freshly baked bread, use it in baking, or simply spooned over natural yoghurt. Enjoy!
2 cups of frozen or fresh fruit
1/4 cup water
3 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp honey, maple or agave syrup (optional)
Add the fruit, water and honey to a food processor or blender. Pulse until just blended, this helps to get the juices going also. You could also do this in a large bowl, using a potato masher or fork.
Transfer to a glass jar. Add the chia seeds, and mix well making sure they are well incorporated in to the fruit.
Place in the fridge to set, this takes at least an hour or so.
Makes a small jar full.
Will last for 2-3 weeks in the fridge.
*refined sugar free