Diabetes Beater – Fresh Fruit Jam

Chez Gordy
Fruit Jam

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Fresh fruit jam is one of the best ways to add sweetness without using sugar. I use it to replace syrup and cannot imagine using syrup again. This is a fresh fruit jam or spread, you decide.

Ingredients

Chez Gordy Note: use whatever ingredients that you prefer, I recommend using any combination of fresh fruits and / or vegetables that you want.

  • 1 cup seedless grapes
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • 2 small or medium ripe bananas
  • 2 medium pears
  • 4 small carrots
  • 2 teaspoons Xylitol (optional depends on you taste buds)

Directions

Chez Gordy Note: Do not worry about cutting anything to a certain size, the grapes and berries can stay whole, we are going to put everything in a blender. You decide if you want to peel the pears and carrots, I prefer using them without peeling.

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Preparation
  • Remove stems from grapes and berries
  • Peel and slice bananas
  • Wash carrots and pears (I recommend scrubbing them with a brush under cold water; be sure to cut the pears in half and remove the core)
When using a counter-top blender

Put all items in the blender and blend on the highest setting.

When using a hand blender

Put all items in a large bowl or jar and use the hand blender to combine them.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Servings: varies (depending on usage)

Chez Gordy ‘Fresh Fruit Jam’ Tip:

You can use this as a sugar replacement. My goal is to inspire all, chiefly those with diabetes, to stop using sugar.

Helpful information

The Nutritional Value of Carrots‘ | Chef Ann ‘Health and Nutrition Benefits of Fruit – Food Groups‘ | ChooseMyPlate.gov – USDA

I hope you enjoy and benefit from using fresh fruit jam. Your comments and suggestions are welcome, please feel free to share your pure fruit and/or vegetable mixture.


Chez Gordy

Chez Gordy combines his decades of cooking experience—started cooking in 1959—and successes in battling various health conditions with practical recipes to help make healthy eating choices.