DIY EATS

My First Time: Making Blackberry Chia Seed Jam

Some people are habitual Googlers. When in doubt, fear, or boredom, they Google anything and everything possible. I most most definitely fit into this category. In particular, one of my favourite things to Google are easy hacks that make my life simpler. It’s the little things, right?

One late night in between Googling beauty hacks and DIY furniture tricks, I came across a homemade jam recipe on Cookie and Kate. What’s better than homemade jam, you might think? Hold on folks, because this was a recipe for CHIA SEED JAM! Okay, you might only get this excited about making homemade jam if you’re a homebody like me, but hey – I’ll try anything once. Especially if it’s easy.

Check out Cookie and Kate for their recipe, but here’s the lazier version that I tweaked:

b l a c k b e r r y    c h i a    s e e d    j a m:

i n g r e d i e n t s:

  • 1 bowl of frozen blackberries (I had a busy day and couldn’t be bothered with exact measurements)
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • A splash of orange juice (the original recipe calls for juice from a real orange, but I wasn’t about to go over to the grocery store for one single orange, so I took the lazy route obviously.)

s t e p s:

  • Let frozen blackberries defrost (you can leave them in the fridge overnight or on the counter for a couple of hours – do you girl!)
  • Mix everything together and have at it with a potato masher.
  • EAT WITH/ ON EVERYTHING!

Seriously, I put it on my toast, some vegan banana ice cream and just plain ate it with a spoon. It’s so yummy, and super great for you.

w h y    c h o o s e    c h i a?

I don’t know if you know this, but chia seeds are basically the coolest of all seeds. They contain concentrated amounts of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, antioxidants, fiber and calcium. Like literally almost everything your body could desire.

Do you guys have any easy food hacks you want to share with me? Feel free to leave them in the comments below!

With love,

30 Comments

    1. I’ve never tried it in hot water before, but that sounds super healthy! Thank you for the idea 🙂

      xo,

      H

  1. What a lovely idea, this is so, so sweet! The heart-shape of jam you’ve created to place over the peanut butter is completely adorable – I’ve never seen anything like that before!

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    x

    1. I had no idea there was a recipe in Oh She Glows!! Need to definitely flip through that cookbook again asap haha.

      xo,

      H

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