My apologies for highlighting the same ingredient in my 2 latest posts, but I just can’t help it! Strawberries have been so tasty this season. And with a sweet tooth like mine, I try to experiment with all the natural sugars I can get my hands on. Today’s recipe uses a plant-based sweetener and the ultimate superfood — chia seeds — to create a gooey ooey jam that easily beats the Smucker’s jelly that our mothers smeared onto all those childhood PB & Js. Speaking of America’s favorite sandwich, I’ve been eating that dynamite combo on rice cakes all week, compliments of this new jammin’ concoction (see picture below). As the saying goes, old habits die hard 😉
Strawberry Chia Seed Jam
- 2 1/2 - 3 cups fresh strawberries diced
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- Balsamic vinegar a few splashes, to taste; optional
- Pinch of Himalayan pink sea salt or salt of your choice
Combine strawberries, maple syrup, and chia seeds in a small saucepan over medium/medium-low heat. Stir until thick, about 20-30 minutes. Add a few splashes of balsamic vinegar and a pinch of salt for added flavor.
Remove from heat, transfer to a jar or bowl, and enjoy all week!
Here’s a quick shot of today’s breakfast! Yum…
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