Blackberries, or bramble berries, grow on thorny bushes in clusters just like grapes. They are rich in antioxidants obvious due to their rich dark color. In fact, they have one of the highest antioxidant contents per serving than any other food. The phytonutrient anthocyanin gives blackberries their glossy shine. This combination of antioxidants and phytonutrients may reduce the effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia and may reduce your risk of cancer. Blackberries contain about 40 calories per cup plus plenty of vitamin C and vitamin K. Combined with chia seeds you will also get omega-3 fatty acids.
I surprised myself with this recipe. It tastes just like blackberry pie! Spread this on toast or waffles in the morning and you’ll be set for the day.
Blackberry Pie Chia Jam
- 1 cup fresh blackberries
- Juice of half lemon
- 1 tbsp agave
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
In a small saucepan over medium heat add the blackberries and a splash of water. Mash the blackberries with the back of a spoon as they begin to heat up. After about five minutes the blackberries should be softened. Add lemon, agave, vanilla and cinnamon. Stir to combine. Transfer blackberry mixture to a jar. Allow to cool slightly. Add chia seeds and combine so that all the seeds are coated. Allow to sit for 2-4 hours. Your jam is ready!
Number of servings: 6 | Serving size: 2 tablespoons
Calories: 31, total fat: 1 g, total carbohydrates: 6 g, dietary fiber: 2 g, sugars: 4 g, protein: 1 g
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