Chia Jam

  • 2 cups fresh fruit
  • ½ dropper of fruit Medicine Flower essence
  • 2 T lemon or lime juice
  • Coconut nectar or sweetener of your choice to taste
  • 2 T chia seeds

Prepare the fruit as needed. Remove stems, pits, seeds, and skin from the fruit as needed. Chop large fruits into small pieces. Berries can be left whole.

Cook the fruit until it starts to break down. Transfer the fruit to a saucepan and set over medium heat. Cook until the fruit breaks down and becomes syrupy, 5 to 10 minutes. Mash the fruit with the back of a spatula or a potato masher, leaving it as smooth or as lumpy as you like.

Stir in the sweetener and lemon juice. Remove from the heat. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the honey and lemon juice. Taste and add more honey or lemon juice as needed.

Stir in the chia seeds. Add the chia seeds and stir to combine.

Let the chia thicken the jam. Let stand 5 minutes, until thickened. If you want it thicker, stir in more chia seeds 1 teaspoon at a time.

Transfer to a jar or other storage container. Once the jam has cooled to room temperature, transfer it to a jar or other storage container. Store in the fridge for about 2 weeks. The jam will thicken further and become more set once completely chilled. The jam can also be frozen for up to 3 months; thaw in the fridge before using.