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Recipes February 20, 2015

Blueberry Compote

Chia seeds swell to form a gel when moistened. They thicken the juices in this compote made with convenient frozen berries.

  1. Combine 1 cup frozen unsweetened blueberries, 4 tsp sugar, 2 tsp chia seeds, 1 tsp freshly grated lemon zest, and 1 tsp lemon juice in small saucepan.
  2. Place over medium-high heat and cook, stirring frequently, until berries have thawed and juices have come to a simmer.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring, until compote has thickened lightly and chia seeds have become translucent, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat; stir in 1 cup frozen blueberries. Divide compote among 2 dessert dishes. Top each serving with 1 Tbsp nonfat vanilla yogurt (Greek or regular) and 1 tsp toasted sliced almonds.

Yield: 2 (1/2-cup) servings. 130 calories, 3 grams total fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 5 grams fiber, 20 grams sugars per serving.


  • 1 cup Unsweetened Blueberries
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp lemon zest (Freshly grated)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tsp Nonfat Vanilla Yogurt (greek or regular)

Comments (4)

I question the use of 20 grams of sugar in a dish with such sweet fruit as blueberries; Both sugar and sweetened yogurt will get left out of mine with no loss.

Posted by: Audrey Child | October 19, 2015 9:52 AM    Report this comment

The recipe seems simple and looks to be one that would be tasty. However, I agree 100% with Audrey Child about the preference to omit the sugar. I also would ordinarily not eat a dish such as this without some sort of nut or mixture of nuts on top.

Posted by: Unknown | October 19, 2015 10:14 AM    Report this comment

So use less sugar and if you need to add chopped nuts. I think it sounds great and I will be cutting back on the sugar and I don't use sweet yogurt anyway.

Posted by: Jacqueline Cook | November 30, 2015 11:19 AM    Report this comment

Are you suggesting using two cups of frozen blueberries instead of one cup unsweetened (fresh)
blueberries and one cup frozen blue berries?

Nancy Bjorge

Posted by: Nancy Bjorge | April 18, 2016 11:00 AM    Report this comment

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