Healthy Summer Fruit Chia Seed Jam

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The cold air starts to tickle my face day by day and I pulled out my wintery tops. Yup, winter is coming. And every time I think about autumn or winter I imagine myself with comfort food in my hand like toast with berry jam and a cup of herbal tea whilst watching snow through my window. Khm, let’s forget this snowy part because it’s just not going to happen in London. 🙂

As we all know commercial jams are full of refined sugar, without a piece of real fruit in it (not all of them but most of) so I’ve decided to make my own at home, much healthier and yummier than those from the shop. I absolutely adore berry jams so the berry jam it was! I also love rosehip but not this time, people. Not this time.

Enough about my obsession with jams and berries. I’ll share with you some nutrition facts, as always, and the recipe down below.

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Nutrition Facts
Summer fruit (raspberries, blackberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants)
  • Berries – Vitamin C, antioxidants, fibre AND also a good vegetarian source of Omega 3.
  • Raspberries- vitamin C, manganese, B vitamins 1–3, folic acid, magnesium, copper and iron.
  • Blackberries -high levels of dietary fibre, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid and manganese.
  • Redcurrants-vitamin C, fibre, potassium, magnesium
  • Blackcurrants – Vitamin C, vitamin B 1 and 5-6, vitamin E and A
Chia seeds
  • Omega 3 Fatty acids
  • Fibre
  • Antioxidants
  • Minerals
Applesauce
  • Vitamin C
  • Fibre
  • Fat-free
  • No refined sugar (home-made version)

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Berries are an excellent source of Vitamin C, antioxidants, fibre

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So, who wouldn’t like to wake up and have breakfast packed with all these nutrients? Don’t forget we’re talking about fruit jam over here 🙂  And the most important thing is your home-made jam will be done in 35 minutes. (5 min prep and 30min to sit). Amazing, isn’t it?

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Healthy Summer Fruit Chia Seed Jam
Vegan, oil-free and refined sugar-free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
cup
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
cup
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Put the frozen summer fruit in a medium bowl and microwave it for 3 minutes. Stir every minute.
  2. After defrosting the fruit, take a fork and mash the berries until juice is released. (That's why we're using frozen fruit). If any chunks remain, don't worry.
  3. Add in the chia seeds, applesauce (and sweetener if needed) and stir. Let sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes for the chia seeds to gel. Stir occasionally.
  4. Store it in an airtight container.
Recipe Notes

Instead of summer fruit, you can use 1 cup of frozen blueberries and 1 cup of frozen raspberries.

Keep it in the fridge and use it within 5 days.

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