Here's the easiest, fastest, and certainly the most nutritious jam recipe out there. All you need are chia seeds, fruit purée, and maple syrup. That's it. Since this recipe doesn't require any cooking, all the health benefits of each ingredients are left intact. While commercially produced jam can be delicious, it's not particularly healthy, and retains almost none of the nutritional attributes of the fruit it's made of. In fact, it usually contains a significant amount of refined white sugar, which has no nutritional value and the overconsumption of which is terrible for your health. Meanwhile, this jam has the added benefits of chia seeds, which are complete vegetable protein and a great source of important omega-3 fatty acids.
When making a chia seed jam, the possibilities are endless! This recipe can be reused and reinvented in a myriad number of ways by changing the choice of fruit (try mangoes, apricots, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or blackberries). This recipe can also be made in smaller quantities, so you can have a new type of jam with your breakfast every few days!