Chia is my jam! The tiny chia seed is big on fiber, protein, and omega-3’s. This jam is super easy to make and delicious on oatmeal, yogurt, cottage cheese, toast, pb&j, or anything else you might think of.
2 cups chopped fresh or frozen fruit
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice or lime juice or orange juice
zest of a lemon or lime or orange
1 to 2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh herbs and/or a pinch of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, cayenne pepper
Heat the fruit in a small saucepan over high heat to start then turn to low and simmer for about 5 minutes or until it starts to break down. Mash with a fork or a potato masher. Remove from heat then stir in remaining ingredients. Place in a covered container and refrigerate for a few hours. Enjoy!