Saturday, September 7, 2013

Raw Blackberry Chia Jam

This is the simplest imaginable jam recipe ever! You can use strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries or black currants. The sweetness depends on how ripe your berries are and how much sweetener you add to it. The good thing is, you are in control.

Foraged wild blackberries

To make this delicacy I used wild blackberries that I foraged in the woods. They are much smaller than the cultivated ones and they are incredibly delicious.

Foraging blackberries can be a bit difficult. They have very sharp thorns and they seem to always grow with stinging nettles. You definitely do not want to wear your Sunday's best and you may want to wear protective gloves and a long-sleeve shirt.

  • 2 cups ripe wild blackberries (use cultivated ones if foraging is out of question)
  • 5-6 Tbsp raw honey
  • 2 tsp mustard seed powder (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds

Raw Blackberry Chia Jam

  • Thoroughly wash the blackberries. Puree them in food processor or a blender. 
  • Add raw honey and blend well. Double the amount if you prefer your jam rather sweet. Vegans may want to use maple syrup instead of honey.
  • Add chia seeds and mix well. 
  • Add pinch of mustard seed powder, mix again and transfer into a clean glass jar.
  • Close the lid and place the jar in the fridge. Allow to chill overnight.

Foraged wild blackberries

Enjoy often with raw nut butter on a slice of sprouted raw Essene bread, in a smoothie, or straight from the jar.

Tip: Chia seeds are kind of tricky. They stick everywhere. Remember to rinse and wash your blender right after you finish working with it.

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

Dominique Allmon©2013

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