Blueberry Chia Seed Jam

Superfood packed in one jar. No added sugar, high in fiber and nutrients. Energy and imunity booster. Also blueberries are packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients which have powerful health benefits. #realfood #wholefood #blueberrychiaseedjam #superfood


I promise that after making your own superfood and nutrents packed jam, you will never buy one in a shop anymore and that's for two reasons. Firsly you are in control what you put in your jar, so you have jam withouch chemicals and packed with goodness. Secondly, you have endless options how to create your perfect jam just by swaping fruits, adding herbes and spices. And all of this under 5 min.



Why are blueberries good for us?


Blueberries are nutrient-dense, low in calories, and high in fiber These berries are a rich source of vitamin C, Vitamiin K, Vitamin B6, Folate acid, Pottasium, Copper and ManganeseThey are low in carbohydrates and sodium and are high in water content. These include the ability to reduce DNA damage, prevent aging, control sholesterol levels, and may prevent cancer. They also help strengthen bones, reduce acne, lower blood pressure, control diabetes and improve heart health. Considered a superfood, they can also help improve brain health, promote weight loss, and soothe inflammation.


Blueberries are also about 85% water, and an entire cup contains only 84 calories, with 15 grams of carbohydrates.



The richest antioxidant?


They are also abundant in antioxidants, especially anthocyanin, which is responsible for their deep blue color and powerful health benefits. Blueberries have the highest amount of antioxidants in them compared to all the foods!



What about Chia Seeds?


Chia seeds are among the healthiest foods on the planet.

They’re loaded with nutrients that can have important benefits for your body and brain.

Rich in omega-3 fat, antioxidants and fiber but also easy to prepare. People commonly add them to their porridge or smoothies.

Studies suggest that they have various health benefits, ranging from weight loss to reduced inflammation.


2 tablespoons of Chia seeds contain of:

  • Fiber: 11 grams.

  • Protein: 4 grams.

  • Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are omega-3s).

  • Calcium: 18% of the RDI.

  • Manganese: 30% of the RDI.

  • Magnesium: 30% of the RDI.

  • Phosphorus: 27% of the RDI.

They also contain a decent amount of zinc, vitamin B3 (niacin), potassium, vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin B2.

This is particularly impressive considering that this is just a single ounce, equalling 28 grams or about two tablespoons. This small amount supplies only 137 calories and one gram of digestible carbohydrate.


Chia Seeds Deliver a Massive Amount of Nutrients With Very Few Calories



Blueberry Chia Seed Jam


1 cup of frozen or fresh blueberries

2 tbsp chia seeds


METHOD

Place Blueberries and Chia seeds in small sauce pan.

Mash the berries and mix well with Chia seeds.

Let simmer on low heat for about 2 min.

Set aside and let cool down.

Store in air tight container in fridge.



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