Homemade Jam...that's healthy!


In an earlier post I talked about the benefits of chia seeds.  I hope you’ve been sprinkling them on your yogurt and adding them to your smoothies!  I recently came across a jam recipe that incorporates chia seeds.  You get a lot of ‘bang’  out of this one… fiber and antioxidants in the raspberries, omega 3’s, protein and added fiber from the chia seeds and a hit of added sweetness from the maple syrup.  

This simple recipe is courtesy of Pamela Salzman’s blog.  It is simple, healthy and delicious! Keeps for about a week in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

Raspberry Chia Jam

1 package of frozen, organic raspberries

2 TBSP + 2 tsp Chia Seeds

1 TBSP 100% real maple syrup or organic raw honey

Defrost raspberries, then put in a bowl and mash lightly. Add chia seeds and syrup, mix to combine well.  Refrigerate 6 hours (or overnight). Stir ingredients and the jam is ready to serve. 

Try as a topping on Greek yogurt, ice cream or on toasted sprouted grain bread, or even with almond butter for a tasty sandwich.  Enjoy!