No regrets with this jam, really.
I have grown up on the typical jams that you can find nowadays in the supermarkets. Full of refined sugar in amounts that nowadays I just find mind blowing. With the only difference that the jam in my family was made mostly from organic harvest and the provider was not the supermarket but my beloved grandma.
Of course, I get the thing with sugar, somehow the fruit has to be preserved.
But boy, 1kg of sugar per 1kg of fruits?!
That means that in one jar there is 250 g of pure sugar. Yes, M-I-N-D B-L-O-W-I-N-G.
Literally feeling the sugar crystals being crushed between my teeth and getting a sugar rush just because of imagining it…!
But thankfully there is an option how to make your own sweet and healthy jam. Even without cooking! It stays fresh for at least 2 weeks in the fridge (at least it did for me) and is not less tasty than the ones from the supermarket.
AND you can decide yourself about the level of sweetness.
Sure, this kind of jam will not stay preserved for years as the one from the supermarket. But seriously, who has the will power to withstand an open jar of jam?! And if you belong to the ones than can, just remember that you can also use it in your smoothies!
The idea is horribly simple. Just use raspberries or any other kind of fruit (I used frozen ones) and CHIA seeds. Plus a sweetener of your choice (I used dates syrup, see below) and you are set.
2 cups raspberries (fresh or frozen)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp date syrup (or a sweetener of your choice)
4-5 tbsp chia seeds
Simply blend all the ingredients with a hand blender and fill in a jar. Keeps in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.