Updated on January 21, 2017
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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