Strawberry chia jam

Well, I’m back on the Gold Coast now. I’ve had an amazing three weeks down in Melbourne but am ready for my final semester of university to begin!

One thing I really missed whilst in Melbourne was my daily green smoothie. So, the first thing I did this morning was make one… a delicious one at that!

Starting the day off right!

It’s been a picture perfect day on the coast – well and truly heading into summer now!

Fresh strawberries

As the strawberry season is nearing its end, I thought it was appropriate to make some jam whilst in Melbourne. It’s a great way to use up old strawberries or ones that are starting to go bad.

Bubbling away…

This jam can be used on top of porridge, slathered on my superfood loaf or enjoyed with pancakes.

Vibrant red!

Store in a glass jar or a sealed container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Strawberry chia jam

Makes 1 cup

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, washed and halved
  • 1/4 cup water, add more water if too thick
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

Method:

  1. Place strawberries and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Bring to boil then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, or until strawberries become lighter in colour.
  3. Mash strawberries then add in chia seeds. Cook for a further 2 minutes or until the jam thickens. Enjoy!

Served with buckwheat pancakes

I enjoyed the jam with buckwheat pancakes using my basic batter – such a delicious breakfast!

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