The sweetest part of summer: fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, and basically all of those fruits that taste kind of meh any other time of year. And while you could just eat them as-is or toss them into a smoothie, you're definitely going to want to try this: DIY jam that you can make in your food processor or blender.
Here's why this jam is particularly cool: It harnesses the power of chia seeds (those tiny black seeds, packed with plant-based omega-3s, that develop a gelatinous texture when exposed to liquid), that allow the jam to thicken without additives or cooking. While many chia-based jam recipes on the internet still call for cooking, we discovered--after fiddling around with ingredient ratios--that you can embrace your lazy side and still end up with an awesome final product.
Makes about 8 servings (2 Tbsp each)
- 2 cups fruit of your choice, chopped (I used strawberries)
- 2 Tablespoon chia seeds
- 1-2 Tablespoon honey
- 1½ teaspoon lemon juice
1. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
NUTRITION (per 2 Tbsp) 35 cal, 1 g pro, 7 g carb, 2 g fiber, 4 g sugar, 1 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 1 mg sodium
Recipe originally published on EatClean.com
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