If you're like me, after you read Born to Run, you went out and bought some chia seeds. I've made my own gels with them that I've used on long runs with great success and I've put them in smoothies and in yogurt but haven't really used them in much else.
Than I read about a great idea for making jam with them. One of the unique qualities of chia seeds is that they can soak up an amazing amount of liquid and form a gelatin like substance. So I tried it experimenting with my frozen berries.
I used 2 cups of frozen blueberries and
2 cups of frozen raspberries. (I used raspberries because the seeds are pretty consistent with the chia seeds and I didn't think my family would even notice the addition of healthy stuff.)
I heated them up in the microwave for 4 minutes and then mashed them all up. There is a good portion of juice in the bottom with the berry mash.
Stir together and wait about 15 minutes. The chia seeds will absorb all the liquid and turn it into a jam like consistency.
You must let me know if you try it. Super easy, super healthy, and super delicious!
Chia seeds are called a super food for a reason. They have protein, fiber, omega 3's, and antioxidants.
Have you tried chia seeds?
Have any favorite recipes to share?