This delicious, quick, and easy cannabis-infused Berry Chia Compote is a plant-based, gluten-free, antioxidant-packed treat that can be added to oatmeal, yogurt, smoothies, pancakes, or even served over ice-cream as a sweet treat.
Homemade Berry Chia Compote
For the majority of the year, my husband Chef Phil and I devote our spare time to nurturing and growing our fruit and vegetable gardens in order to consume as much fresh, sustainably grown food as possible.
Late in the summer, we spend a lot of time canning, preserving, and freezing our produce to have nutritious food from our backyard all year long.
I love this recipe because not only is it simple to make, but it has very little added sugar, making it a more nutritious alternative to traditional jams, jellies, and syrups used to top or sweeten our favorite dishes.
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Inspired by My Clean Eating Cookbook
I am so excited to share this recipe with you from my latest Clean Eating Meal Prep Cookbook that was released in January 2021.
This is the fourth cookbook I’ve written, but the first one that I feel like is a true reflection of how I actually eat in real life.
Treats Are Meant to Be Enjoyed
While I am always encouraging the consumption of more fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds for better health, I encourage women to focus on mindful eating and moderation.
Ice cream toppings are great, but they're not always great for us.
Replacing traditional ice cream toppings with fruit compote is a simply delicious way to reduce the amount of sugar consumed while also providing additional dietary fiber, vitamin C, and omega-3 fatty acids.
It is unrealistic to assume anyone could live their whole life, or in my case, a week, without ice cream.
As I always say, when we think about food, it's more important to focus on quality, not quantity.
This tasty topping can help to increase your consumption of dietary fiber through fruits and chia seeds.
Ways to Infuse Your Compote
In fact, there are many different ways to achieve the same result.
While there are some general guidelines to follow, most of the time, you will decide how to make your edibles based on what cannabis product you have on hand.
Stir in Oil or Butter
This will not produce the strongest or highest dosage for the compote, but it is a great way to microdose and enjoy a sugar-free cannabis treat.
Sir in Cannabis Sugar
If you have homemade cannabis sugar, this is also an effortless way to infuse your compote while also adding an element of sweetness.
Stir in your desired amount of cannabis sugar at the end of the cooking process.
While this treat will no longer be sugar-free with the addition of cannasugar, it will still be a sweet and delicious way to consume cannabis.
Stir in Cannabis Alcohol Tincture
You will want to use the cooking process here to evaporate off some of the alcohol left in your tincture.
Cooking off the alcohol will leave behind the important cannabinoid compounds while removing the strong alcohol taste.
Add in Cannabis Concentrates
Working with cannabis concentrates is the easiest and most discrete flavored option to infuse your compote.
First, check to ensure your concentrate is activated, and if not, be sure to decarboxylate it first.
How to Determine The Dosing
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Cannabis-Infused Berry Chia Compote
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine the berries, water, honey, lemon juice, and pumpkin pie spice. Stir well and bring to a boil.
- Once boiling, stir in the chia seeds, stirring well to ensure they do not clump.
- Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Let cool before serving.