Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Chia Seed Jam Recipe

If you're like me, after you read Born to Run, you went out and bought some chia seeds. I've made my own gels with them that I've used on long runs with great success and I've put them in smoothies and in yogurt but haven't really used them in much else.
Than I read about a great idea for making jam with them. One of the unique qualities of chia seeds is that they can soak up an amazing amount of liquid and form a gelatin like substance. So I tried it experimenting with my frozen berries.


I used 2 cups of frozen blueberries and


2 cups of frozen raspberries. (I used raspberries because the seeds are pretty consistent with the chia seeds and I didn't think my family would even notice the addition of healthy stuff.)


I heated them up in the microwave for 4 minutes and then mashed them all up. There is a good portion of juice in the bottom with the berry mash.

I added 1/2 cup chia seeds and

4 packets of truvia sweetener. (1 packet for each cup of berries)


Stir together and wait about 15 minutes. The chia seeds will absorb all the liquid and turn it into a jam like consistency.

Spread and enjoy!

You must let me know if you try it. Super easy, super healthy, and super delicious!
Chia seeds are called a super food for a reason. They have protein, fiber, omega 3's, and antioxidants.
Have you tried chia seeds?
Have any favorite recipes to share?

17 comments:

Coy Martinez said...

That looks REALLY yummy! I've been meaning to go to the health food store and grab some chia seeds.

abbi said...

Love this idea!!!

Julie Arts said...

You are so smart! This looks super yummy and so easy even i could make it!

Yo Momma Runs said...

Interesting! How long did it stay good after you made it?

Rachelle Wardle said...

Just catching up on your last 2 blog posts. This recipe sounds awesome and I really need to try chia seeds. I have heard so many great things about them lately and am yet to try.

Your blog post about your stress fracture was so incredibly insightful and that link to Camille Herrons post is quite likely the most resourceful thing I have ever read. Thank you so much for being willing to share your journey because I am learning so much from it. Best of luck with your recovery. We really must get together soon Jenn. Have a fabulous week. :)

Julia said...

wow. this is seriously such a fantastic idea...and no real cooking involved!?! i love this!

Emz said...

ok
this, my friend,
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amazing!!!!!!!!!!

Laura Boll said...

I love this idea! I am just finishing Born to Run, and like you, I'm now ready to jump on the chia bandwagon. :) We love all things berry, too... I'll let you know if/when we try it! Also, I think you found out, but wanted to let you know I moved and dropped the "wordpress" portion of my blog.

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Never buying jelly again! thanks for sharing this Jen--i have been meaning to make it and your tutorial is perfect!

Mamarunsbarefoot said...

YUMMOOOOO!!!!!! Just wanted to tell you you've been on my mind! I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to email you and see how you are. :)

Julie said...

I have been seeing chia seeds all over the blog world but this is the first time I've stopped and though, "yummm." hahaha.

Kris, Natalie and Brielle said...

My fav new chia recipe is chia pudding. I found a great recipe at http://www.chosen-foods.com/orange-coconut-chia-seed-breakfast-pudding/.I added more coconut to mine but it turned out SOOOO good :) I'm beginning to be obsessed with chia seeds.

Sarai said...

I've never tried chia, but have heard a lot about it. Now I'm gonna have to try it and also read that book.

Sarai said...

By the way, your heading picture looks awesome. Great posture!

Jamie Walker said...

Jealous! I would LOVE to try snowshoeing. Looks like a blast and like the perfect day off. ;)

Runner Maybe said...

That looks so good!!!

alane11 said...

Just made this and put it in my oatmeal! thanks for the Idea!