Soul Food - Vanilla Blueberry Chia Jam


-      2 cups blueberries (frozen or fresh)

-      1 tsp vanilla extract

-      1 tbsp lemon juice

-      1 tbsp honey/rice malt syrup/maple syrup

-      Pinch of pink Himalayan salt

-      3 tbsp black chia seeds


-      In a saucepan over medium heat, stir blueberries for 5-10mins until they begin to break down and liquid forms in in the pot

-      Using a potato masher/fork/back of a spoon – mash the blueberries to the “lumpiness” consistency that you want your jam to be at

-      Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract, lemon juice, salt and liquid sweetener of choice, then combine well and adjust the flavours to suit your tastes

-      Add chia seeds and stir well

-      Transfer mix to a jam or container of choice, and refrigerate for 30mins to allow chia seeds to thicken the mix. Note: mix will be runny before placing into the fridge, don’t fear! The chia seeds will absorb the liquid and cause a thicker consistency

-      Enjoy on toast, oats, use as a dip – whatever takes your fancy!

Posted on January 17, 2019 .