Lemon Blueberry Chia Jam

Lemon Blueberry Chia Jam by www.thecasualcrafltete.com

 

Blueberry season is in full swing here in Southern Illinois, so today I am sharing a Lemon Blueberry Chia Jam recipe.  Recently I went with my husband and daughter to the local orchards to pick some blueberries.  The berries are so much bigger and have a better taste than store bought ones.  This jam recipe has only 4 all natural ingredients.  It’s loaded with tons of healthy goodness and is delicious.  Plus, it is extremely easy to make!  Unlike most jams, this recipe seriously takes about 5 minutes to make.  Your friends and family will think you slaved for hours.

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This jam is made with lemon zest and juice, blueberries, local honey and chia seeds.  The blueberries and chia seeds both contain antioxidants which help prevent or delay cell damage and also help to improve memory and revive your skin.  Chia seeds also are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, protein, fiber and calcium.  Local honey helps relieve seasonal allergy symptoms.  I’d say that’s some serious healthy benefits packed into some seriously tasty jam!  It’s good for us runners and our sore muscles.

Lemon, Blueberry and Chia Jam by www.thecasualcraftlete.com

I enjoy eating the jam on my morning english muffin.  It would also be great on pancakes and toast.  This recipe makes a small batch, so I never have to worry about the jam going bad because it is all ate in just a few days.  I guess you could freeze it, if you really wanted to.

All Natural Healthy Lemon Blueberry Chia Jam by www.thecasualcraftlete.com

*For this recipe I froze fresh picked blueberries but you can use already frozen berries from the store.

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Lemon Blueberry Chia Jam
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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I froze fresh blueberries for this jam recipe but you can use already frozen berries from the store.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ lemon - juice and zest
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
Instructions
  1. In a large sauce pan over low heat, combine frozen blueberries, juice and zest of ½ lemon and honey.
  2. Mash berries with a fork until broken down to a consistency you prefer.
  3. Add chia seeds and mix well.
  4. Pour jam into 125 ml jar and refrigerate for 1 hour to set.

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Comments

  1. says

    I can’t wait to try this! Fabulous picture by the way. It’s as appealing as the recipe! I’m pinning this for sure!

  2. says

    This looks so good. I love blueberries… I eat them almost every day. I just realized I have all the ingredients. I am so making this jam tomorrow. Thanks for sharing. — Sabine

  3. says

    Hi Katie!

    I am drooling over this jam, it looks so delicious! I’ve actually never tried anything with chia seeds before, but something like this might be the perfect place to start, ha ha ha. I’d love to have you link up with me and the Create & Share DIY and Recipe Party; this would make a wonderful addition! I hope to see you there soon!

    -Karly

  4. says

    Hi Katie,
    I just hopped by from The Weekend Retreat to see you wonderful lemon blueberry chia jam recipe! I use chia daily in my smoothies and puddings so I love to explore other chia recipes. Your healthy and delicious jam is quite a treat! I can’t wait to try it. All the best, Deborah

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