Ok, so check this out…in less than 10 minutes you can make your own healthy jam without any added sugar. It is so simple. all you need is a cup of frozen fruit (fresh will also do), water, chia seeds and stevia to taste. The recipe makes a half cup, but can easily be doubled or tripled. And if jam isn't your gig, this makes a jelly as well. All you have to do is whiz it in a high-powered blender upon completion and then let it cool.
About Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are rich in omega-3*, soluble fiber and antioxidants. Chia seeds are an excellent source of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, and copper. They have six times more calcium, eleven times more phosphorus, and five times more potassium than milk. Chia seeds are also rich in antioxidants; chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, myricetin, quercetin and kaempferol flavonols. These antioxidants are more effective than both vitamin C and E in their protective qualities.
*While chia seeds are known for their concentration of the short-chain omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, it is important to note, we also need the long-chain omega-3's, EPA and DHA, which are found in fish and fish oil.
To learn more about omega-3s and their importance, check out the series I wrote titled Oh Mega .
Other Healthy Living How To recipes that use chia:
- Kombucha: Chia Fresca Style
- Super Food Cereal
- Protein Breakfast Brownies
- Chia Flax Crackers
- Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding
- Vanilla Chia Pudding
- Cranberry Granola