Who else out there is obsessed with berries? I’m talking buying up the fresh berries, frozen berries and farm-stand berries then adding them to everything, type of obsessed.
In mid summer, berries start to over-ripen and get soft. This galaxy blueberry jam with chia seeds recipe is the perfect way to use them up. It works with frozen blueberries too.
Call anything “Galaxy” and the kids will love it 🙂 But this recipe is so good, they’ll eat it no matter what you call it!
This is a perfect recipe to make with your kids. Before getting started, read our quick guide on Cooking with Kids Without Losing Your Sanity!
What Are The Health Benefits of Blueberries
I’ll keep this brief because I know you are here for the recipe! However, I just have to touch on this.
I had a reader, who was new to clean eating, reach out to me because she was concerned of feeding too many berries to her toddler given the sugar content.
At this point, I have to tell you to reach out to your doctors with any concerns. However, when it comes to clean eating, we don’t worry about the sugar that naturally occurs in fruits. If you are trying to lose weight, it is definitely something to keep track of (but not avoid completely).
However, if you are eating clean for health, you don’t need to be concerned. Unless you have an underlying condition, your body will know how to process natural sugars. It is the added sugars that we are avoiding.
How Do You Make Blueberry Jam?
One of our most popular recipes is for a triple berry puree. And the process is very similar. You could even start with that recipe as a base if you wanted to use a triple berry blend.
You will start by adding the blueberries, water and honey to a saucepan and simmering it until the blueberries start to break down.
At this point, you could just let it boil until you are able to smash the berries with the spoon.
However, I am not that patient… I swear that since having kids, my attention span has gone out the door!
So, instead we blended it until smooth. It works beautifully!
Once it cools slightly, we mixed in the chia seeds and lemon zest then put it in the fridge to set.
TIP: If you don’t have a lemon zester, just use a grater. It’s not exactly the same, but it does the trick!
Are You Ready To Try This Delicious Blueberry Jam?
We put this on everything! Here are just a few ideas to try it on:
- English Muffins
What would you add to the list? Let me know in the comments below!
- 1 Cup Frozen Blueberries
- 3/4 Cup Water
- 3 Tablespoons Honey
- 1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
- 1 teaspoon Lemon Zest
- In a small saucepan, add the blueberries, water and honey
- Put the saucepan over medium-low heat until it starts to boil. Then decrease the heat to low
- Simmer on low for 10 minutes or until the blueberries are softened
- Turn off the heat and let it cool for 5 minutes
- Very carefully put the blueberry mixture into a blender and blend until smooth
- Pour the jam into a jar and mix in the chia seeds
- Place in the fridge for at least 1 hour or overnight
- Serve and Enjoy!