So Miss Powercakes posted a chia jam recipe the other day and I thought it looked really good and really simple. Well, then she vlogged about it and I saw just how easy it was. And now I get to use the word ‘vlog’ on my blog and that’s just fun in itself. Anyway, you should definitely check out Kasey’s vlog because she is adorable and hilarious and then you can see how easy this jam makin’ thing is.
Chia Seed Blueberry Jam (adapted from Kasey’s original chia jam recipe)
- 1 cup frozen wild blueberries (wild are smaller than regular)
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- Squirt of agave
- Splash of water
- Dump ingredients into a bowl.
- Microwave for 2 minutes.
- Give it a mish and a mash.
- Let set in fridge for a couple hours.
- Too much water? Add more chia seeds.
- Too thick? Add more water.
Seriously, anyone can make this and Kasey promises it works with any fruit! It’s fool-proof. And there is no extra added sugar or tons of artificial sugar. Way healthier.
Plus it makes for a really great spur-of-the-moment gift. We brought a jar over to our Sunday night dinner. I felt crafty and domestic all at once. (Yes, tying that simple bow over the jar did make me feel crafty thankyouverymuch.)
The last jammin’ of the day happened at school after the kids left. We jammed out in the classroom. And we got a workout in! Annette conveniently posted a No Equipment Necessary Workout this morning and we gave it a go after school. I printed it out and we put it on the SMARTboard. We turned on some tunes to help with the jammin’ out part and in no time flat we were all red-faced, breathing hard, and dripping sweat all over my colorful fish rug. (I took a picture of us when we were finished, but I’m pretty sure they’d kill me if I posted it.) This was seriously the perfect workout that can be done anywhere. Even in the middle of a third grade classroom.
Have you ever made your own jam? What fruit would you make jam with?