Salvere Recipe: Blueberry Spice Chia Jam

Ever buy a ton of berries because the look so good then, you can’t possibly eat them all and you don’t know what to do with them before they go bad?  We have an idea for you — This week, nutritionist Jennifer Katz shares her Chia Jam recipe using blueberries.

Now, aside from the pet that “grows” that crazy “hair”, what in the world is a Chia? These little teeny, tiny seeds became known as a super food a few years ago — Now you see them in everything. They contain a good source of Omega-3’s and nutrients such as magnesium, calcium and manganese as well as fiber.  Additionally, they are a good source of antioxidants.

If you’ve ever used these seeds, you know they retain quite a bit of water and become gelatinous once they get soaked in water. Be aware of this when putting them in smoothies, water or any other food. Just like anything else, use moderation and eat a variety of foods to get a balance of nutrition.

 

Okay okay, on to the recipe!

blueberry chia jam

Blueberry Spice Chia Jam
18 ounces blueberries
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons white chia seeds
½ teaspoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Place the blueberries and honey in a medium pot. Bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat and simmer 7 minutes, stirring occasionally and mashing most of the blueberries with the back of a wooden spoon.
Stir in chia seeds and cardamom. Cook until it thickened, about 12 minutes, stirring frequently.
Remove from heat and blend in lemon zest.
Store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator.
Enjoy!!!!

by Jennifer Katz, owner and head nutritionist/chef at Eat Well Meals. If you’d like to contact Jennifer, email her at jennifer@eatwellmeals.com or call her at (443) 336-2765.

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