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Raw Cherry Chia Jam Recipe

Aaaah, what is more beautiful than lips stained with cherries. I love the colour of cherries. Shades of deep red with hints of purple. Art!

I am somewhat on a budget of late. So, all the fancy recipes my inner health goddess yearns to create will have to be put on hold. Buuuut, wait.

It just so happened that I had some frozen cherries in the freezer! Yes! A lost bag of chia seeds in the back of the pantry and a few apples ready to be juiced.

So, this recipe is really a frugal one. A on-a-budget one. A only-three-ingredient-recipe one! Score!

However, on a side-note, cherries are really, really sour. So, getting the jam sweet is of utmost necessity. So, I would definitely encourage you to add the maple syrup in the end. It just cancels the sour out beautifully. Do note that the apple juice is very sweet as well.

If you don’t have apple juice or maple syrup. Fear not! An alternative to this recipe is that you can use dates instead and/or honey if not vegan. And also agave syrup will work beautifully.

I am on my fourth slice of toast already. I am really loving this chia jam. Toast is probably not the healthiest of things to eat, but can I refer you back to the ‘I am on a budget’ bit?

On budget and super healthy! I am scoring at this life thing. Do let me know if this is something you would try. You can use any berry of course.

Until next time!

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Raw Vegan Chia Jam

Raw Vegan Chia Jam

AuthorGypsyCategory, DifficultyBeginner

This chia jam is such an easy recipe to make. Keep a jar in your fridge. Perfect over desserts or raw cakes. Swirled into banana ice-cream. Or just as is. The chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Full of fibre, calcium, iron and zinc. Cherries contain vitamin A, calcium, protein and iron. So, this jam is a health kick of note.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time1 hrCook Time15 minsTotal Time1 hr 15 mins
 2 cups Frozen cherries
 125 ml Fresh apple juice
 2.50 tbsp Chia seeds
 2 tbsp Maple syrup (optional)
1

Leave your frozen cherries out, so that they can thaw out completely. Depending on where you are and the room temperature, it could take about an hour.

Frozen cherries

2

Put the cherries and their thawed out juice in a blender. Add the apple juice and pulse a few times until it is mixed well, but still looks a little chunky. I should have a jam consistency. If you want it smoother, you can blend it up a little more.

Raw Vegan Chia Jam

3

Put the cherries and apple juice mixture in a bowl. Add the chia seeds and mix well with a spoon. For a sweeter jam, you can add two tablespoons of maple syrup. Let it stand for an hour or three, to thicken up. The chia seeds gives off a lovely gel that will allow the jam to thicken. Spoon the cherry chia jam in a glass container and store in the fridge. Enjoy it on scones, swirl it into banana ice-cream, or in your cereal or even in your smoothies. It even tastes great on its own. Enjoy!

Raw Vegan Cherry Chia Jam

Raw Vegan Cherry Chia Jam

Ingredients

 2 cups Frozen cherries
 125 ml Fresh apple juice
 2.50 tbsp Chia seeds
 2 tbsp Maple syrup (optional)

Directions

1

Leave your frozen cherries out, so that they can thaw out completely. Depending on where you are and the room temperature, it could take about an hour.

Frozen cherries

2

Put the cherries and their thawed out juice in a blender. Add the apple juice and pulse a few times until it is mixed well, but still looks a little chunky. I should have a jam consistency. If you want it smoother, you can blend it up a little more.

Raw Vegan Chia Jam

3

Put the cherries and apple juice mixture in a bowl. Add the chia seeds and mix well with a spoon. For a sweeter jam, you can add two tablespoons of maple syrup. Let it stand for an hour or three, to thicken up. The chia seeds gives off a lovely gel that will allow the jam to thicken. Spoon the cherry chia jam in a glass container and store in the fridge. Enjoy it on scones, swirl it into banana ice-cream, or in your cereal or even in your smoothies. It even tastes great on its own. Enjoy!

2 Ingredient Raw Vegan Cherry Chia Jam
Raw Vegan Cherry Chia Jam

Raw Vegan Cherry Chia Jam

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