This Blueberry Chia Jam is too easy not to try. Use your bounty of summer berries and simply add chia seeds! Blend in some natural sweetener and you have the makings for a delicious, easy breezy jam.
One of my favourite seeds is the tiny powerhouse, chia. It’s even fun to say! Cha-cha-cha CHIA! 🙂 Other than this silky Blueberry Chia Jam, you can use chia seeds in so many ways that are super useful. I love it on top of my oatmeal in the morning to give it both texture and a big dose of fiber-y goodness.
I also wanted to make a little something for Joe. He’s a big blueberry fan and he also devoured my past batches of raspberry and strawberry chia seed jam so I was pretty confident this would be a hit with my picky fella.
We marked our 18th anniversary last week. I say marked because we didn’t really celebrate, per se. I actually spent the day with my bff, Julie who was visiting from Victoria! Haha! We had a lovely stroll through the Monet exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery:
A long lunch at Homer Street Café:
And a super cool float plane tour where I scored a seat in the cockpit riding shot gun with the pilot:
It was an epic anniversary day. Without Joe. Haha again. 🙂
I shouldn’t laugh, but I do. And that is the glue that secures our relationship. Humour, laughter, and amusing each other. This world can be a heavy place and there is nothing like a good guffaw to lighten it up. Our favourite thing to do for amusement is to make the other one laugh, usually by making fun of each other. 😉
I also LOVE when Joe likes my kitchen creations. He is a heartless critic although he would say he’s just being honest. It can sting when he isn’t a fan of something I’ve made, but when he enjoys it? When he LOVES it? I feel like a Michelin starred chef.
So did he like the Blueberry Chia Jam? Let’s just say, I think we’ll make it to another anniversary. <3
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds
- 2 tbsp. water
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 tbsp. honey
- In a small dish, stir the chia seeds and water together. Set aside and let soak for 10 minutes
- Place the blueberries in a blender along with the honey and add in the soaked chia seeds which will now be a gel
- Pulse in the blender until its a 'jammy' consistency. I find it only needs a few pulses with ripe-ish blueberries
- Pour into a small glass jar and store for up to a week covered in the fridge