Blueberry Vanilla Chia Seed Jam

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Blueberry season is coming! Here’s a recipe to prepare you when it’s in full swing. This jam would be delicious for breakfast on any grain-free breads! It’s a simple recipe with no refined sugars.

If you’re not familiar with chia seeds, they’re AMAZING! They’re an easy way to add omega-3s, fiber, calcium and so much more to almost anything without altering the flavor. I add them to almost all of my smoothies. When they sit in liquids they absorb the fluid and expand, working as a natural thickening agent –  that is why they can be used as egg replacers, in sauces, salad dressings, jams, breads, and much more. Here is the recipe, enjoy!

 

Blueberry Chia Seed Jam

Ingredients:

3 cups fresh blueberries
3-4 tbsp pure maple syrup, to taste (or other liquid sweetener)
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

 

Directions:

1. In a medium-sized non-stick pot, bring the blueberries and 3 tbsp of maple syrup to a low boil. Stir frequently, and reduce heat to low-medium to simmer for about 5 minutes. Lightly mash the blueberries with a potato masher or fork, leaving some for texture.
2. Stir in the chia seeds until thoroughly combined and cook the mixture down until it thickens to your desired consistency, or about 15 minutes. Stir frequently so it doesn’t stick to the pot.
3. Once the jam is thick, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Add more maple syrup to taste if desired. The jam will keep for at least a week in an air-tight container in the fridge.

 

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 About Tracy Konoske, MS, RDN

meet_tracyFor the past 20 years, Tracy has served as a dietitian/nutritionist and educator to hundreds of patients throughout the US on their journeys to restoring health, and optimizing well being. 

Tracy has a passion for helping others heal, fueled by her own recovery from Chronic Neurological Lyme, Chronic Fatigue, Epstein Barr Virus, SIBO, and anxiety. 

Tracy says "I have the deepest respect and passion for the healing abilities of the human body.  Each day, I witness miracles when the body is provided optimal fuel:  a nutrient dense, whole, plant foods diet combined with any necessary lifestyle changes.  A talented teacher, known for explaining complex medical topics in plain English, Tracy will assist you in restoring your health and your freedom.  

Tracy helps people with chronic & mystery illness restore their health