Over the past few months, Wiley and I have decided to use our weekends for what they are really meant for: rest. We told each other that we would allow ourselves to unwind a little and just take it easy and believe me; it’s been so nice. Typically, we would be busy, busy finishing up work projects from the week before, running errands, and trying to fit everything into two days that we could. Recently, we’ve taken time to go hiking, walks around the park, and even sleep in a little. I think that it is really important to take time to slow down in order to keep strong mental health.
So, when Monday rolls around, we have clear minds and are ready to start fresh. I’ve been experimenting with recipes in order to prep them for my cookbook proposal and I think this one has made the cut. Everybody likes to add a little sweetness to their oatmeal, toast, pancakes or waffles in the morning so why not use Berry Chia Seed Jam. The whole process is complete in less than thirty minutes and the outcome is purely divine!
2 cups frozen mixed berries
½ cup water
¼ cup chia seeds
2 tbsp raw sugar
Pour mixed berries and water in small saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add chia seeds and sugar.
Continue to cook on high for about 7 more minutes. Stir and reduce heat to medium-high.
Cook the jam until it has begun to form a smooth jelly-like consistency. This should take another 10 minutes or so.
Once the jam has thickened, use a potato smasher to press the berries. They should squish easily at this point.
Allow to simmer on low heat for another 5 minutes. The jam should be thick by now.
Serve warm or allow to cool and store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator.