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Paleo Orange Blueberry Jam without Pectin

It’s so easy to make this Paleo Orange Blueberry Jam that’s tart and delicious. It takes just a few ingredients with no pectin necessary!

Orange Blueberry Jam without Pectin

Well, the weather is finally warming up little by little and I couldn’t be more excited for it to be fully in Spring mode when it comes to produce. I even saw strawberries at the farmers market over the weekend and I can’t wait for all the other various berries to come out and play. But while we are still in between seasons, I decided to whip up some yummy jam using my favorite fruit, blueberries, and a winter fruit that’s almost out of season, oranges.

Blueberries weren’t out yet the last time I checked, so I used frozen blueberries to make this Paleo Orange Blueberry Jam and it turned out so tart and fabulous. And with this recipe, you don’t even need to use pectin, which usually contains GMO corn that I would rather avoid if possible.

Orange Blueberry Jam without Pectin Orange Blueberry Jam without Pectin

So you ready to start jammin’? This clean guilt-free jam is sweetened just with fruits and honey, and because it doesn’t use pectin, you have to cook it down much longer than a regular jam. The result is so thick but spreadable, and the combination of flavors from the blueberries and oranges is so tart and delicious

This Paleo Orange Blueberry Jam isn’t canned, so it’s better to make a small batch at a time and store it in the refrigerator or freezer. It makes about a cup of jam and lasts about 3 weeks in the fridge, so you have plenty of time to eat it on your favorite crackers, toast, pancakes, waffles, ice cream, yogurt, or any kind of creamy dessert. I bet it’s even yummy with some cheese like brie if you can do dairy.

However you want to eat it, it’s a delicious sweet condiment to have around if you are looking for a fruity treat!

Orange Blueberry Jam without Pectin Orange Blueberry Jam without Pectin

Paleo Orange Blueberry Jam without Pectin

Course: Condiment, Dessert
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 40 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

It's so easy to make this Paleo Orange Blueberry Jam that's tart and delicious. It takes just a few ingredients with no pectin necessary!

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice about 2 medium oranges
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/3 cup raw honey

Instructions

  1. Place the blueberries in a food processors and pulse a few times to get them chopped.

  2. Combine the chopped blueberries, orange juice, orange zest, and honey in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat.

  3. Bring down the heat to medium and let the mixture simmer for 20-25 minutes uncovered, stirring frequently. 

  4. The jam is done when it's reduced and thickened, and starts gelling. 

  5. Transfer the jam into a clean 8 oz jar and let it cool completely.

  6. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Orange Blueberry Jam without Pectin
Amount Per Serving (1 tbsp)
Calories 40
% Daily Value*
Potassium 40mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Sugars 9g
Vitamin A 0.6%
Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 0.3%
Iron 0.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Homemade Super Antioxidant Face Mask

This homemade Super Antioxidant Face Mask has amazing anti-aging and hydrating benefits, with nutrient-packed ingredients like match and spirulina.

Homemade Super Antioxidant Face Mask

As the weather gets colder and drier, my skin is definitely feeling the effect and it’s in need of a bit more love and care. I already have naturally dry and sensitive skin, so I’m always looking for new treatments and masks that’ll help with hydration and wrinkles. Now that I’m in my 30s, I’m way more picky about choosing my products and I was pleasantly surprised at how well this homemade super antioxidant face mask worked to moisturize my skin, as well as give it that dewy glow.

Benefits of Antioxidants for Skin

Not only is consuming antioxidants beneficial for our health and our skin, topical application also works extremely well to:

  • Increase blood flow in the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and repair sun damage
  • Reduce inflammation so your skin tone looks more even, while keeping acne at bay
  • Neutralize free radicals that break down collagen and help maintain the skin’s elasticity and youth

Homemade Super Antioxidant Face Mask

Ingredient Breakdown: Homemade Super Antioxidant Face Mask

Raw honey: Full of antioxidants and antibacterial properties, raw honey is great for acne treatment and slowing down aging. It’s also the main ingredient in this face mask that helps to moisturize and nourish the skin, giving you that dewy glow afterwards.

Raw apple cider vinegar: Because of its acidity, raw apple cider vinegar balances the pH of your skin to keep it from getting too dry or oil. It also has powerful antibacterial and anti-fungal properties to reduce bacteria and acne.

Matcha powder: Matcha is not only delicious for drinking, it’s great for skin care because it is full of antioxidants and also contains caffeine, which is known to constrict the blood vessels and help with circulation. It is well known for its anti-inflammatory effects and has been known to be helpful in treatments for rosacea and cystic acne.

Spirulina: Spirulina is a type of freshwater algae that’s packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Taking it internally is known to be extremely beneficial for detox and the same goes for using it topically. It reduces free radicals, bacteria, and toxins from the skin, while promoting skin metabolism for faster healing and skin cell turnover.

Chlorella: Chlorella is also an algae with a high concentration of antioxidants, as well as vitamins and minerals. It greatly reduces oxidative stress and naturally increases vitamin A and C in your skin, which protects the cells and helps you looking younger.

If you are looking to purchase Spirulina and Chlorella, I highly recommend Perfect Supplments’ Aquatic Greens, which is a combination of these 2 superfoods together in their highest quality. I use it for skin care and in my smoothies when I need a bit of a detox. Don’t forget to use GREATGRANDMA10 at checkout to receive 10% off your entire order!

I’ve been using this Super Antioxidant Face Mask weekly for about a month now, and I can immediately tell how much smoother and hydrated my skin is after each use. I also love that I know what all the ingredients are in this homemade mask, and I hope it becomes your go-to toxin-free and effective solution to your skin problems!

Homemade Super Antioxidant Face Mask

Homemade Super Antioxidant Face Mask

Homemade Super Antioxidant Face Mask

Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 face mask
Author: Jean Choi

This homemade Super Antioxidant Face Mask has amazing anti-aging and hydrating benefits, with nutrient-packed ingredients like matcha and spirulina.

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix together.

  2. If the mask seems too thick, add a little bit more apple cider vinegar until it reaches the right consistency.

  3. Wash your face with your favorite cleanser and pat dry with a towel.

  4. Apply a thin layer of the Super Antioxidant Mask on your face. 

  5. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes, then wash off with warm water.

  6. Apply your favorite moisturizer. 

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AIP & Paleo Blueberry Sour Gummies

These AIP & Paleo Blueberry Sour Gummies are made with grass-fed gelatin, making them a healthy, gut-healing treat. You won’t believe how easy they are to make!

Paleo Blueberry Sour Gummies

I’ve been making gummy treats at home ever since I learned about grass-fed gelatin and its amazing health benefits, especially when it comes  to gut healing and skin health. It brings me back to my childhood when I would beg my mom to get me gummy treats all the time. They are so chewy and yummy, and I love how there are endless variations when it comes to their flavors and shapes, especially when you make it at home.

These AIP & Paleo Blueberry Sour Gummies are my newest favorite flavor with a delicious combination of blueberries and lemon juice. It contains all real food ingredients with none of that crap that’s in conventional gummy candies like food colorings, starches, and processed sugars.

Paleo Blueberry Sour Gummies

If you don’t have a gummy mold, you can just make these in a small baking dish or a silicon ice tray. But I bought these adorable molds to make these healthy gummy bears and I’m seriously obsessed with how they turned out!

These Paleo Blueberry Sour Gummies are also great for a holiday treat because you can get themed molds to make different shapes. Halloween is just around the corner, so I made a few gummy worms in addition to the bears to get into the festive spirit. Aren’t they so cute? Hope you enjoy this super fun and nutritious recipe!

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Paleo Blueberry Sour Gummies

AIP & Paleo Blueberry Sour Gummies

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Author: Jean Choi

These AIP & Paleo Blueberry Sour Gummies are made with grass fed gelatin, making them a healthy, gut-healing treat. You won't believe how easy they are to make!

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp raw honey
  • 1/3 cup grass-fed gelatin Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off your entire order

Instructions

  1. Combine blueberries, lemon juice, and honey in a blender, blend until completely mixed. Pour out the contents into a saucepan on the stovetop.
  2. Add gelatin, and whisk until it thickens.
  3. Turn on the heat to low and whisk for 5 minutes, or until the mixture thins out.
  4. Pour into silicon molds, or a small baking dish.
  5. Transfer to the refrigerator for 1 hour until the gummies firm up.
  6. Remove the gummies from the molds. If you used a baking dish, cut them into bite-sized squares.

  7. Enjoy immediately or store them in the refrigerator.

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