Super quick, and uber tasty, this low carb blueberry chia jam is not just awesome because of its blueberry flavor. It is fab because it packs some superfood punch!
I am really battling with myself right now.
It is like there are two little voices in my head. One is saying, “Ya fall, let’s make 55 kabillion pumpkin recipes!”, and the other one is saying, “Noooooo I miss summer, bring it back, bring it back!”.
Yes, I am weird but we already knew that right? This isn’t the first time I have admitted that food talks to me, or that I have voices in my head.
But I wasn’t finished yet, the little voice was still speaking, or rather whining about needing more, more, MORE!
Don’t you hate it when the voices in your head get pushy?
Sheesh, it is so annoying!
So I stumbled across a recipe on Bon Appetit for a jam that used blueberries and chia seeds. I was super stoked because I had a bag of chia seeds I had purchased to use in smoothies…….and it was still sitting my pantry patiently waiting to be used.
I am horrible about impulse buying a ton of ingredients, only to have them sit on the shelf. Then 6 months later I am like whoops, I need to use that.
ADD at it’s finest.
Ohhhh lookie that, I have never used it, I should make something with it. Ya, that is pretty much how it goes *sigh* Someday I will get organized.
Does anyone want to come organize my life for me?
As my Daddy used to say, “I swear I need a keeper!”.
But my ADD aside let’s talk about how cool this jam is.
Did you know that you can use chia seeds in just about any fruit you want to make a jam? Ya, it is pretty ding dang cool. No pectin needed, all-natural jam, that makes me smile.
Now, I wouldn’t use it for light-colored fruit, unless you don’t mind really seeing the seeds. I have wondered if I could chuck them in a food processor and make more of chia dust to use, but I haven’t tried that yet. Who knows, maybe I will get around to trying that 6 months from now
So, back to the jam.
See how that goes, I think of one thing, and off my mind goes wandering. It really shouldn’t be allowed to wander alone, it is much too little!
Butttttt, this jam (stay with us Bobbi), I am in luvvvvvv with it. I totally dig strawberry, raspberry and blackberry jam, but had never tried a blueberry jam. Now it is my favorite out of all of them, and I am thinking of 101 ways to use it!
Plus, not to get all preachy on you or anything, chia seeds are a superfood. Does that mean they wear tiny little capes?
But they do have some pretty seriously fabulous healthy goodies in them.
WHAT IS SO GREAT ABOUT CHIA
Pretty awesome right?
So take D.r Bobbi’s advice…..make some of this jam ASAP!!!
Bring blueberries, lemon zest, lemon juice, and liquid stevia to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, just until blueberries begin to burst, about 5 minutes.
Use a potato masher to lightly smash about half of the berries to release their juices. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reduces by half, about 5 to 10 minutes.
Remove from the heat. Taste and add more sweetener if needed. Return to a boil, then stir in chia seeds. Cook 1 minute to soften seeds. Let jam cool slightly, then transfer to heatproof jars or containers. Cover and let cool completely. Chill until ready to use.
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Love this recipe. I love to use chia seeds in my kiddos smoothies. They love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I'm thinking I can make chia seed jam now instead of store brands! Such a great recipe! Thanks for sharing!
Welcome! It is so nice to meet you. My name is Bobbi. I am the Mom of 2 great kids, and Nana to a beautiful baby girl Kylee, and a handsome little devil named Torin. I share my life and home with my awesome partner Kevin, and 2 furbabies….