Strawberry chia jam recipe

Yesterday, I had an acupuncture treatment.

2 months ago I would have judged me. In my mind it’s such a hippie thing to do. Nothing wrong with that, but it’s just not me.

I mean how can putting fine needles just under the skin, tap into the digestive system and help alleviate pain?

If you would have told me that, there is no way I would have believed you. None. Nope. It’s too weird.

Buuuuuut it is truly one of the only natural things that helps with my horrible digestion. I have no idea how it works, but it works. And after I feel so amazing, full of energy, anxiety is reduced and the ridiculously slow digestive tract moves, if you know what I mean.


After acupuncture, I came home to a super awesome mail day. I won a giveaway from Nutiva on Instagram.

I only enter giveaways for products I genuinely love or would buy. The coconut manna was the reason for entering this one, which was promptly popped in the microwave to soften up. The verdict: freaking awesome!

I already use & love the coconut oil buttery spread. Holy smokes this stuff is legit. 100% vegan but smells & tastes just like REAL butter. I use it on roasted potatoes and popcorn.

Later in the evening, I cracked open the bag of chia seeds and made strawberry chia jam. It only requires 3 ingredients,  so if you have chia seeds on hand, you will likely have everything you need to whip up a batch right now. And I totally think you should!

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  • 2 Cups strawberries (I used fresh, but frozen would work)
  • 1/4 Cup maple syrup (honey might work too)
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • Optional a squeeze of fresh lemon if you like a little acidity.


In a small saucepan on low, heat strawberries & maple syrup. After they soften a bit (2-3 minutes) use a potato masher to get a smooth consistency. You could also use a food processor, but I’m lazy and didn’t want to wash more dishes.

Stir in chia seeds and simmer until mixture thickens. 3-5 minutes. Stir often.

Pour into a glass container and cool, then refrigerate.

**This was not a sponsored post nor did Nutiva request a mention. I just really love their products and wanted to share them with you.**

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2 Comments on “Strawberry chia jam recipe

  1. I’m so glad acupuncture is helping you! I have never tried it myself, but have heard great stories like yours. I would try it in a heartbeat!

    I have had trigger point dry needling done by physical therapists on several occasions. It’s been very helpful! My oldest daughter, who hates needles, let her PT dry needle her shoulder after she was in a wreck last year. She felt so much relief!

  2. I have always struggled w digestive issues and most recently tried acupuncture. So far I’m liking it and I feel like it’s helped with my stress level, which of course affects digestion as well. I hope it works for you!

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