Starburst Jam (gluten free $ AIP/paleo)



Introducing my Starburst Jam!!! 


It’s that time of year again! Peaches and strawberries are in season and soooooo tasty! It's the perfect time to make TONS of my Starburst Jam! While it’s been some time since I’ve eaten an actual starburst, this jam reminds me of the strawberry starburst flavor; but if only Mother Nature had created the starburst instead ;o) 


With just a few simple ingredients, this jam is so easy and pretty quick to make! It couldn’t be more refreshing and delicious! Add it to smoothies, cookies, cakes, dessert, breakfast, make into popsicles (nod to my sister!), or anything your heart desires 😍


This recipe is nutrient dense, Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) friendly, paleo, primal, gluten free, grain free, vegetarian, dairy free, nut free, & egg free!

$ What Makes this High-Vibing Food?

  • First and foremost, putting your own love, gratitude, time and energy into making foods at home will automatically raise the vibration of the foods/meal. This will also help to balance your sacral and heart chakras. Putting your love into the food you prepare will literally raise the vibrational frequency as love is the highest vibration out there!

  • You are what you eat and what your food eats. Using organic, GMO free, free/pasture raised, wild caught, minimally processed ingredients lead to an overall higher vibrational frequency. Basically, eating organic provides us extra energy currency!

  • Contains red colored foods. Red vibrates at about the same frequency as the root chakra. So, eating red foods helps to maintain the proper root chakra frequency.

  • This recipe is heavy in water, which supports the sacral chakra.

  • This recipe is high in carbohydrates, providing the solar plexus chakra with both long-lasting sugar sources (like fiber) and quick acting sugars like glucose.


$ Equipment Needed to Create this Recipe:

  • medium-large pot

  • a wooden spoon

  • immersion blender or high-powered blender

  • large glass mason jar or glass container

  • measuring cups/spoons

 

Starburst Jam

(gluten free & AIP/paleo)

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 30-40 minutes Yield: about 2 cups

Ingredients:

  • ~2 lbs of strawberries, washed, stems/greens removed

  • 5 oz. peaches, washed & sliced, frozen or fresh

  • 1/8 heaping cup of raw, organic, wild honey

  • Juice of ½ a large lemon


How to Create this Recipe:

  1. First, you’ll need a medium-large pot. To the pot, add all of the ingredients, adding the honey last, to the top of all the fruit.

  2. Then, heat them over medium heat just until the strawberries begin to fall apart and breakdown.

  3. When they have begun to break down, stir the mixture up and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook at this heat for about 15-20 minutes, mashing the strawberries/peaches as they cook. You will know when the jam is ready to move to the next stage when it has thickened a bit.

  4. After they’ve cooked down for 15-20 minutes, reduce the heat again to the lowest setting and lightly continue cooking it for 4-7 minutes, just until your Starburst Jam coats the back of a spoon.

  5. At this stage, you can leave the jam chunky, or blend it up! I use an immersion blender for this part, but you can easily pour the jam into a blender and blend it up just a bit. Do not over blend it. 

  6. Remove the jam from the heat and let it cool slightly before transferring it to a jar. 

  7. Store in your fridge for a few weeks or freeze it for future usage for an easy way to toss it in your smoothies! The best way to freeze it is in ice cube trays.

  8. Enjoy!!

 

NUTRITION

Serving Size: 1 whole recipe of jam (facts based on the entire recipe; portion appropriately)


Calories: 490

Fat: 3 g

Carbs: 122 g

Protein: 7 g


*All nutritional information are estimations and will vary.