Have you even seen the strawberries lately! Spring is definitely here and the gorgeous, fragrant... and did I say CHEAP strawberries at the moment are just begging to be eaten! With them being so fresh and affordable right now- it is a great time to experiment with making your own jam. If you've never tried chia seed jam- get on it!
Fresh strawberries (or any fresh fruit really), lemon, Chef's Choice chia seeds from our pantry essentials collection, and a little sweetener of choice- and bam! Healthy and delicious breakfast spread done! Try it on yoghurt, toast, with muesli, in muffins, on ice cream...
What you need
2 cups fresh fruit, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 teaspoon lemon juice
If using strawberries, nectarines, apricots, etc., slice them into small pieces. No need to do anything to small berries.
In a pot on medium heat, add the fruit, maple syrup and lemon juice. Simmer for 5-7 minutes, using your spoon to help the fruit break down.
Use a potato masher or immersion blender to puree the fruit, then turn off the heat.
Stir in the chia seeds and transfer the jam to a storage container. Place in the refrigerator to cool.
Chia seed jam will last about one week in the fridge if stored in a sealed container. Watch for another make-your-own recipe next week!
Recipe inspired by Downshiftology