Coronation Grape Chia Jam

Coronation Grape Chia Jam is a deliciously tart grape jam made with chia seeds instead of gelatin making it raw and vegan. Coronation grapes are a seedless variety of concord grape found in Canada that have a sweet and sour taste that bursts in your mouth.  Coronation Grape Chia Jam is sweetened with stevia to highlight the natural sweetness of the coronation grapes. It can be enjoyed on tea biscuits, pancakes, toast or in overnight oats.

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Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

Chia seeds were cultivated by the Aztecs and Mayans as a sustainable energy source. They became really popular when Chia Pets were all the rage in the 80s, Ch-ch-ch-chia! Chia seeds are making a comeback once again because of their numerous health benefits.

  • Omega 3 – Chia seeds are really high in Omega 3s which will keep your brain healthy and reduce inflammation.
  • Fibre – Chia seeds are a fantastic way to sneak more fibre into your diet. They have a mild nutty flavor and can be consumed whole so you can sprinkle them on just about any meal from granola to salad.
  • Antioxidants – Chia seeds are very high in antioxidants that keep the fats in chia seeds from going rancid. Antioxidants fight free radical damage in your body which delays premature aging.
  • Protein – Chia seeds are an excellent source of protein. They contain a good balance of essential amino acids that will keep you feeling full and bursting with energy.
  • Bone Building – Chia seeds are high in bone building nutrients like calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.

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Coronation Grape Chia Jam Recipe

(raw vegan, gluten free, paleo)

Prep time:  5 minutes | Inactive Prep Time: 30 minutes | Serving size:  1 cup

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup coronation grapes
  • 1/16 to 1/8 stevia to taste
  • ½ Tbsp water* if required

Directions:

  1. Place chia seeds in a small food processor and blend until they become a powder. Remove the chia seeds from the food processor and set aside.
  2. Place the coronation grapes and stevia into the food processor and blend until smooth, add water if the mixture is too thick. Add the chia seeds and pulse until mixed.
  3. Spoon the Coronation Grape Chia Jam into a Mason jar and place in the fridge to set for 30 minutes.

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This grape chia jam recipe works with any fruit or berries you have on hand. Have you tried it yet? I would love to hear what you thought in the comments section.

Coronation Grape Chia Jam by @jesselwellness #jam #paleo

Coronation Grape Chia Jam
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Raw Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo
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Serves: 1
 
Coronation Grape Chia Jam is a deliciously tart grape jam made with chia seeds instead of gelatin making it raw and vegan. Coronation grapes are a seedless variety of concord grape found in Canada that have a sweet and sour taste that bursts in your mouth. Coronation Grape Chia Jam is sweetened with stevia to highlight the natural sweetness of the coronation grapes. It can be enjoyed on tea biscuits, pancakes, toast or in overnight oats.
Ingredients
  • ½ Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup coronation grapes
  • ½ Tbsp water
  • 1/16 to ⅛ stevia to taste
Instructions
  1. Place chia seeds in a small food processor and blend until they become a powder. Remove the chia seeds from the food processor and set aside.
  2. Place the coronation grapes, water and stevia into the food processor and blend until smooth. Add the chia seeds and pulse until mixed.
  3. Spoon the Coronation Grape Chia Jam into a Mason jar and place in the fridge to set for 30 minutes.

Coronation Grape Chia Jam by @jesselwellness #chia #vegan

3 Comments

  1. Donelle on August 2, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Do you think freezing the jam would work?

    • Jesse Lane Lee, CNP on August 3, 2015 at 10:02 am

      Hi Donelle, I think freezing chia jam would work really well actually. I haven’t tried it but I would love to hear how it goes for you.

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