Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

These days, the easier I can make my life, the better ~ I love to make things homemade or have goodies around that I can use in more than one way.  This jam is perfect! EatingBirdFood came up with a brilliant idea that just makes the most perfect sense! We know how Chia seeds thicken and also add fiber as well as some protein to our diets ~ YEAH!  Homemade jams… here I come! 🙂

PB & J sandwiches, biscuits, waffles, ice cream, yogurt, ETC … oh the possibilities are endless!

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Easy Strawberry Chia Seed Jam
Ingredients
  • 1 cup strawberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • stevia, to taste (or other sweetener, like maple syrup)
Instructions
  1. If using frozen strawberries, let them thaw. I try to limit my use of the microwave so I just sat mine in a bowl out on the counter for an hour or so.
  2. Mash strawberries with a fork or blend them. I mashed one batch and used my immersion blender for another – both methods worked great, but the blended version was more like jelly and less like jam.
  3. Mix in chia seeds, water and stevia, if using. I used 2-3 drops of liquid stevia, but I don’t think it would be necessary with super sweet berries. It just depends on how sweet you want your jam.
  4. Cover the mixture and place in the fridge to set up for a while, 30-60 minutes is ideal.

http://www.eatingbirdfood.com/2012/05/easy-strawberry-chia-seed-jam/

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