Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Nothing compares to fresh homemade jams. It is also quite easy to make, and there really are no reasons to get the store bought ones. This recipe takes only about 12-13 minutes total to prepare and is so healthy and delicious! I decided to use chia seeds instead of pectin to give the jam its "jelly" texture. Chia seeds add so much nutritional benefits to the recipe. They are one of my favorite superfoods to use when cooking.
Did you know that only 2 tablespoons of chia seeds contain:
- 8 times more Omega- 3 fatty acids than salmon
- 41% of your daily fiber
- 5 times more calcium than milk
- 6 times more iron than spinach
-64% more potassium than a banana
 and double the antioxidants found in blueberries?
No wonder why it's one of the best superfoods out there!
There are so many ways to enjoy them: add them to smoothies, make chia puddings, sprinkle over salads, or, try this recipe. Enjoy!



3 cups of strawberries, stems removed and chopped coarsely
1/4 cup agave nectar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
3 tablespoons of chia seeds


Put the strawberries, agave nectar, lemon juice, and vanilla in a sauce pan and cook 5 minutes under medium low, stirring often.
In the same pan, using a potato masher, smash the strawberries.
Add the chia seeds and cook another 5 minutes, stirring often, until the jam thickens.
Let it cool, and transfer to 2 small jam jars.

Keep refrigerated or frozen and enjoy!

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