The variation pictured here includes berries from my backyard garden: red raspberries, red currants, black elderberries, and blueberries we harvested at White Pine Berry Farm in River Falls, WI. Eating a half-cup serving of berries is part of my personal wellness plan. I think of them as delicious medicine: they are nutrition powerhouses with gifts for every system in the body.
This compote is unsweetened and uses chia seeds to thicken it into a jam-like consistency. Enjoy!
Print the recipe here.
Makes 2 cups
- 3 cups frozen berries
- 3 Tbsp chia seeds
- Measure your berries out into a small saucepan. You can use a mixture or choose just one kind. I like incorporating berries of different colors, shapes and sizes for a visually-pleasing compote.
- Heat the berries on medium-low on your stovetop until they bubble and burst. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.
- Remove from heat and stir in the chia seeds. The chia seeds will absorb excess liquid and thicken the mixture as it cools.
- When the compote has cooled to room temperature, transfer to a glass container and store in the refrigerator for up to one week (if it lasts that long!).
Jesse Haas is a heart-centered, licensed functional nutritionist, health coach and co-founder of Wellness Minneapolis. She takes a holistic and personalized approach to her nutrition counseling, helping put the pieces of her client’s health narrative into actionable, sustainable goals. Using health education, culinary education and mind-body medicine she helps her clients transform their health one meal at a time. Schedule a complimentary phone consultation to learn how to use food as medicine to find balance in your own life.