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    Blueberry Chia Seed Jam

    That’s right my friends, Superfood Jam.

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    I cannot go into a grocery store and buy an item without examining every part of the nutrition label and ingredient list. It is mind boggling to see the amount of pure CRAP that food manufacturers are putting in our foods these days. It can be in anything from nut butters to bread to almond milk – ANYTHING!

    Jam/jelly is a huge culprit of many unnecessary ingredients and added sugars. I refuse to buy something if I cannot pronounce it and I certainly am not buying extra sugar filled foods (hello, my chocolate, desserts and wine cover that).

    And this is where I struggle. Peanut butter and jelly. The classic, go-to, delicious, comforting, secretly healthy sandwich that I will eat until I am a Senior Citizen living in an old-age home. I love everything about it. The texture of peanut butter and jelly combined, the sweet and salty taste and the way the bread absorbs a little bit of both in each bite (yes I am that descriptive about my PB&J).

    My endless love for making PB&J has led me to make my own jam. I’ve been making this for a few years now. Before I thought it was “in” to make foodie foods and post about it. It’s a staple and a go-to recipe that’s easy, affordable and a crowd pleaser.

    I personally love blueberry jam over strawberry or grape. Extra antioxidants, a subtle tart-y yet sweet taste. Which is why I made my Superfood Jam.

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    Superfood Jam

    Prep Time 5 mins
    Cook Time 30 mins
    Total Time 35 mins
    Yields 7-8

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups of organic blueberries
    • 2 -3 tablespoons of raw honey
    • 1.5 tablespoons of chia seeds

    Directions

    1. Combine the blueberries and raw honey in a medium-sized non-stick pot.
    2. Bring to a low boil and stir.
    3. Once it’s boiling, reduce heat to medium and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes.
    4. You can mash the blueberries with your spoon so it’s a little chunky still.
    5. Add your chia seeds to the pot and and consistently stir for 15-20 minutes. Your jam should start to thicken and you must stir consistently to avoid it from sticking to the pot.
    6. Once it’s thick to your liking, remove from heat and store in an air tight container in the fridge.
    7. It typically lasts for 7-10 days. You can use it in sandwiches, yogurt, oatmeal, on top of cookies, anything!

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    xx,, Rach

     

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    8 Comments

  • Reply aspoonfulofnature May 5, 2015 at 4:30 am

    I love to do this!!! it’s so delicious also with strawberries yuum

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  • Reply Geraldine May 5, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    sounds yummy, I LOVE all kinds of berries, the health benefits are just an added bonus! 🙂

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  • Reply superfitbabe May 15, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    I love this with raspberries!! It tastes so yummy and fresh!

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  • Reply PB&J Overnight Oats | oatsforyou May 29, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    […] Small spoon of my Superfood Jam […]

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  • Reply laneshift May 31, 2015 at 9:52 am

    This!! Just opened up a fresh jar of TJ’s almond butter, looks like I know what’s for lunch

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  • Reply Almond Butter & Jelly Overnight Oats September 25, 2015 at 7:55 pm

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  • Reply PB&J Overnight Oats September 25, 2015 at 9:01 pm

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