SUPERFOOD // BLUEBERRY:
Blueberries are high in antioxidants and phytochemicals which help to lower inflammation and reduce oxidative stress, two factors involved in brain aging and neurodegenerative disorders. If possible, eat wild blueberries since they have 2X the antioxidant power of larger cultivated varieties
Recipe & Photography courtesy of Laura Gutierrez of The Health Sprout
- 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice
- 1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- 1 Heat the blueberries in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the fruit is heated and begins to release its juices. Use a potato masher or fork to mash the fruit and break it down more.
- 2 Stir in the chia seeds and lemon juice until combined. You can taste it at this point and if you feel the need to have it sweetener, add either honey or maple syrup.
- 3 Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. The jam will thicken quite a bit as it cools.
- 4 Give the jam one final good stir and enjoy! You can refrigerate it for up to a week.