Sunday, March 22, 2015

{Sugar Free Chia Jam}

This month, March, is celebration month in our house. We have had a lot of food, a lot of sugar and a lot of quick & easy meals on busy nights whilst hubby travels or whilst we recover from my sons surgery.
I'm feeling it too. I feel bloated and just that heavy feeling. I need to kick my butt into gear. 

It's time to get back on the wagon of eating clean, cutting out refined sugar and feeling myself again. I fell off the wagon hard this fact I don't even know where the wagon is! 

Whilst grocery shopping on the weekend, I picked up a bargain bulk buy of strawberries. 
Then we had a beautiful cool change come through with some rain and I love being in the kitchen in that type of weather. 
I felt inspired to create some sugar free chia jam that I pinned ages ago. 

3 cups berries (fresh or frozen)
3 tablespoon sugar free maple syrup or rice malt syrup
3 tablespoon water
5 tablespoon chia seeds 
(I added a split vanilla bean, cinnamon quill and some lavender flowers)

1. Place berries, water, syrup and chia seeds in a blender/ processor. 
2. Once it's blended, place in a saucepan on a medium heat until mixture bubbles. 
Reduce the heat to low and stir for a few minutes until thickened. 

3. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for a week. 

Ideas for use (some suggestions may defeat the purpose of a healthy sugar free diet - hehe):
1. Serve on freshly baked scones with whipped cream.
2. Spread on warm buttery toast.
3. Use it to turn a vanilla biscuit recipe into jam drops. 
4. Make healthy pancakes (1banana and 1 egg) and top with 'jam' and Greek yoghurt.

No comments:

Post a Comment


Related Posts with Thumbnails