Blueberries are high in vitamins, high in antioxidants and have a moderate amount of carbs. 100g of blueberries contain 12g of net carbs, which makes one handful of blueberries – a decent portion – an agreeable 4g net carbs. Here’s a handy article by Diet Doctor if you’d like to find out more about the amount of carbs in fruit.
On top of that, frozen blueberries are rather reasonable in price. And whilst you might want to decorate your showstopper cake with fresh berries, for a normal meal the frozen berries will do nicely
So. Jam. I stopped eating it when I went sugar free. And I missed it. That glistening dollop of fruity deliciousness on a slice of toast… history. Until I started making my raw raspberry chia jam, that is, and my favourite low carb rolls.
HERE IS A NEW ADDITION TO YOUR LOW CARB JAM REPERTOIRE THAT IS SO RIDICULOUSLY EASY TO MAKE YOU COULD GET YOUR KIDS TO DO IT FOR YOU: SUGAR FREE BLUEBERRY JAM.
Blueberries are so sweet on their own that this jam does not even require extra sweetener. All you need to do is blueberries, lemon, some water and a couple of pinches of xanthan gum to thicken. That’s it!
This jam tastes great on bread such as my Rustic Paleo Bread or these low carb English muffins (they’re so simple, you make them in the microwave!). It works well as a fruity sauce on almond cream cheese pancakes or these almond butter waffles . I imagine it would also be delicious as a filling for low carb sponge cakes.