Thursday, July 25, 2013

Mixed Berry Chia Freezer Jam

I feel a little bit like a broken record... apologizing AGAIN for being so MIA here on the blog.  I really thought that I would have time to post last week, but I was on vacation!  We had a really lovely time as a family, and my Internet service was pretty limited. Sometimes you just need to disconnect a bit though, and I'm so grateful for the time that I had with my family.  We had two weddings to go to, one in Lake Tahoe and one in Seattle.  Both weddings were lovely.  We spent a few days in Oregon visiting my sister too.  It was an awesome trip.

Mom and I talked about making this awesome, magical chia seed jam while on vacation.  She wanted to be able to say "easy enough to make in an RV," but we didn't have the blender and we really wanted to do the freezer version versus the version that only lasts a week in the fridge. So, I decided to make it once I got home.  It took me about 10 minutes, start to finish, to prepare.  Then I let the chia seeds and the freezer do the rest of the work! Easy, peasey.  Plus, this is a vegan jam, packed with protein and Omega-3s!

Mixed Berry Chia Freezer Jam

2 cups chopped and hulled strawberries
1 cup blueberries
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons chia seeds

In a food processor, blend together strawberries, blueberries, maple syrup, and lemon juice.  Blend in chia seeds at the end.

Pour the mixture into jars, then let it sit for 2 hours before freezing.  Store in the freezer for up to a year. (Thaw in the refrigerator before using).

1 comment:

  1. Emily @ Life on FoodJuly 25, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    I haven't seen chia in jam before. Makes perfect sense. What a great idea!


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