By: Jen Cox - AdvDip NAT + WHM. @keeperandkin
I’m not a meal prepper (more of a fly by the seat of my pants kinda gal) but must admit: this recipe is the one exception. I make this baby every week. It will fancy up your smoothie, top a bowl of porridge with the crown it deserves and offers a healthy replacement for the traditional sugar-loaded jam my kids seem to love.
Containing both pre and probiotics makes this jam a form of Microbiome Therapy. Other than just sounding fancy, Microbiome Therapy is a core component in the journey towards wellness for anyone battling gut or immune health issues. Je suis tres recommend.
This jam is:
- Simple but flexible;
- capable of accommodate oodles of superfoods at your will;
- A far healthier option than traditional jam;
- Has accessible ingredients that are nutrient dense (a topping to rival avocado);
- Is tasty as heck.
It contains these everyday prebiotic foods:
Raspberries - incredibly antioxidant rich and lower in sugar than many other fruits. Probiotics love to feed off the fibre in these.
Chia seeds - an essential fatty acid powerhouse. They’re hormone lovers and incredible for gut and skin health.
To make you’ll need:
1 cup of frozen raspberries
4 tbspn of chia seeds (more or less, depending on your preference for thickness)
1 tbspn maple or sweetener of choice
2 tablespoons of PONO Probiotics
Optional: vanilla to taste.
To get it happening:
Add your frozen berries, water and maple to a blender and blitz. You can add more or less water if you need, it’s there to achieve a ‘smoothie-like’ consistency, ideal for dispersing your chia and probiotics through.
Find a jar with a lid (the unicorn of cupboard contents) and pour in your mix. Add the remaining items on your list, plus the add-ins you fancy. In my house we’re disastrously into vanilla and a drop of wild orange essential oil but you do you.
Shake it up, baby. By refrigerating overnight that goodness will thicken nicely.
Store in the fridge for up to a week. Yum.