I hardly ever buy jam or preserves. It's just all that added sugar, it's so unnecessary! But I have a beautiful loaf of multigrain seed bread that brought on a toast and jam craving. I have seen chia seed jam done many ways, and a lot of them involve cooking the fruit. But... if you use frozen berries that have been thawed, they are already partially broken down and no cooking is needed!
- 2 cups frozen strawberries (thawed in the fridge or at room temp)
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp lemon juice
Blend these ingredients together in a blender. If you want a few chunks, blend only half of the berries and mash the other half with a fork.
- 3 Tbsp chia seeds
Now add the chia seeds, stirring or whisking until fully combined. Let this set in the fridge for 20 to 30 minutes.
And thats it! Apply a very liberal amount to your choice of toast, because it's guilt-free; loaded with antioxidants, omega-3's, fiber, and protein!