Jam: a sweet food made by cooking fruit with sugar to preserve it.
By definition, jam is a food traditionally high in processed sugars. A favourite of many kids, this recipe makes a great alternative to the traditional style.
Thanks to my nieces (aged 5 and 7) for their inspiration for this recipe. They love to call and tell me about their healthy endeavours within the kitchen
2 cups berries – we used frozen raspberries but you can use any type of berry, fresh or frozen depending on your taste and availability)
4 tablespoons of Chia seeds
4 tablespoons of water
1. Place all ingredients into a food processor (a tall bowl with a stick-mixer can be used if you don’t have a food processor)
2. Combine until a smooth texture (N.B. the Chia seeds will stay “rough” and this is ok)
3. Place mixture into a saucepan and heat over medium heat until bubbles start to form.
4. Lower heat and whisk continuously until mixture thickens (this takes about 3- 5 minutes)
5. Allow to cool and place into a glass jar or airtight container.
Keeps for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator (unless you’ve eaten it all!!!)