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Yummy Strawberry Chia Spread

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Summary

This homemade strawberry chia spread will satisfy your tastebuds with the natural sweetness of strawberries and satisfy your brain with its high omega-3 content. Chia seeds are one of the best known plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids, giving you your daily dose in just two tablespoons. This tasty spread can be used wherever you normally use jam or preserves.

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time15 mins

Ingredients

 2 cups organic strawberries (washed, green top removed, sliced in half)
 4 tbsp pure maple syrup
 1 large lemon (juiced)
 3 tbsp chia seeds

Directions

1

Heat the strawberries on medium in a small stovetop saucepan until they start to soften (about 5 minutes).

2

Add the berries, maple syrup, lemon juice, and chia seeds to a food processor.

3

Blend the berry mixture until the berries are completely blended. It’ll be a rosy pink color.

4

Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or until ready to use.

5

It will stay good in the refrigerator for 7–10 days.

Chef's Notes

Create a chunkier spread
Instead of using a food processor, after step one, add the cooked strawberries to a medium-sized bowl. Stir in the maple, lemon juice, and chia seeds. Mash the mixture together with a potato masher or fork until the berries are mostly mashed (depending on your personal preference).

If the spread is too thin
If, after setting in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, the spread is too thin, add ½ tablespoon of chia seeds at a time. Mix well into the spread and let sit for 30–60 minutes then check on it. Repeat until you achieve the desired consistency.

Substitutions
In place of strawberries try organic blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries.

Try other high-water content fruit such as apples, pears, or watermelon. (Note: the chia amount may vary depending on the fruit you use.)

Sugar-free
Use super simple homemade date paste or other fruit paste in place of maple syrup.

How to use it
Add it to whole-grain toast along with your favorite nut or seed butter.

Add a spoonful to your hot morning cereal.

Use in smoothie bowls.

Enjoy as a snack on top of 2-ingredient flax crackers for an omega-3-powered snack.

Ingredients

 2 cups organic strawberries (washed, green top removed, sliced in half)
 4 tbsp pure maple syrup
 1 large lemon (juiced)
 3 tbsp chia seeds

Directions

1

Heat the strawberries on medium in a small stovetop saucepan until they start to soften (about 5 minutes).

2

Add the berries, maple syrup, lemon juice, and chia seeds to a food processor.

3

Blend the berry mixture until the berries are completely blended. It’ll be a rosy pink color.

4

Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or until ready to use.

5

It will stay good in the refrigerator for 7–10 days.

Yummy Strawberry Chia Spread