5-minute chia jam
When porridge season is upon us, making sure we have a wide choice of healthy toppings is key to good breakfast nutrition. Nut butters are a favourite in our house, but this no refined sugar jam is a great healthy alternative. The key to making porridge last you until lunchtime is to include some protein and healthy fats. With the addition of the chia seeds, this jam does both of these things! We used some of our "pick your own" summer fruits for this one.
Makes 1 jam jar
1 1/2 cup raspberries or strawberries
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon raw honey
prep time: 5mins
In a food processor, add the fruit, vanilla and honey and pulse
Add the chia seeds and briefly pulse to incorporate evenly
Pour the mixture into a glass jar
Refrigerate overnight so the chia seeds expand as they absorb some of the liquid forming the jam like consistency
the health boost tip
This recipe works well with raspberry and strawberry, but other fruits work too, even if you need to add a little warm water.
With no long cooking and no refined sugar added, this jam offers the perfect natural sweetness of fruit for your breakfast toast, yoghurt or porridge. It also makes a great addition to a fruit tart.
Chia seeds are a great addition to a healthy diet. Great source of fibre, antioxidants and healthy omega 3 fats. Chia seeds have been shown to help regulate blood sugar levels and lower blood pressure. Avoid having too many if you are on blood thinning drugs.