When most people think of jam, they imagine an arduous process involving sterilised jars and very precise temperature maintenance. With this jam, the chia seeds do the hard work. No wonder they're called super foods.
2 Cups Blueberries
4 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
1 Teaspoon Coconut Oil
2 Tablespoons Coconut Water or Water
1 Teaspoon Agave or Raw Organic Honey
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Teaspoon Fresh Lemon or Lime Juice
1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger, optional
1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon, optional
Start by melting the coconut oil in a medium saucepan. Add the berries and the water or coconut water and stir on a medium heat. Coconut water will give the jam more flavour and sweetness, meaning you shouldn't need to use as much of the agave, or any at all.
Using a wooden spoon, press the berries to burst them as they begin to heat, and stir to combine, using a gentle mashing motion to release all of the flavour. Add the chia seeds and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring every 5-10 minutes. Then add the vanilla, lemon or lime juice and sweetener, if using, stir a final time, and pour into jars or airtight containers.
Recipe by Danielle Copperman.