The beauty of chia jams is that they are so easy to make a child can do it. But that doesn’t mean you should let them. You get to enjoy all the joys that come with a jam and then some. It is high in nutrients and omega-3.
- 1 cup strawberries
- A handful of blackberries (optional)
- 1/2 lemon
- 2 tablespoons sweetener
- 3 tablespoons Chia seeds
1Clean your berries and add them to a pan.
2Cook them over medium heat until they are mushy. This can vary between 5-8 minutes.
3Using a fork or a masher, mash the berries to your desired consistency. I like to leave some chunks of fruits because they are fun to bite into.
4Squeeze the juice on half a lemon into the berries.
5Add the sweetener. You can use honey, agave, maple syrup or nothing if you don’t want additional sweetness. You can also use stevia but just remember it has an after taste.
6Add the chia seeds and mix all these together until they are well combined.
7Place the mix in the fridge to rest for anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour.
8You can then transfer your jam to a mason jar and enjoy it.
This strawberry chia jam can last to a week and I prefer to store it in my fridge. I serve it with bread, rice cakes and sometimes add it to my oatmeal for extra flavor. You can also add it to you smoothie bowls as a topping as well as mix it in with your chia pudding.
They best part is that you can have so many different flavors by just changing up the fruits you use. Be sure to try it and when you do you can tag me in your photos. I would like to know how you are enjoying it.