The chia seeds are what make this jam not only jelly like, but greatly beneficial as well. Chia has a higher antioxidant content than blueberries, they have more iron than spinach and twice the calcium than cow's milk. As well, all of the essential amino acids are included, except for taurine. Consuming it in gel form is in a sense pre digesting the seeds because your body would jellify them anyway once they entered your tract. Thus, more energy for your body to spend doing other, more important things other than digesting seeds!
Raspberry used to be my favourite jam back in the days of sketch, so I decided on raspberry with lime, an unexpected, but supremely delicious combination!..you'll see ;)
|Jam on sprouted grain bread|
1/3 cup chia seed gel
3/4 cup raspberries roughly mashed
4 tbsp raw honey OR agave syrup
2-3 tbsp lime juice (depending on taste)
2 tsp lime zest
Chia Gel: Combine 1/3 cup chia seeds with 2 cups water, let sit for 10 minutes until very thick.
Combine chia gel, raspberries, sweetener, lime juice and lime zest. Spread on bread, crackers, or raw desserts! Makes just over a cup of jam.
|A perfect raw food offering for a friend :)|