This weekend my mom and I were talking about how much we miss jam...like a good, clean, tasty jam that doesn't give you a headache when you eat it (aka the store bought jelly that gives me a headache just looking at it).
So, instead of going to the grocery store and looking through the many different jams, most full of added sugar and chemicals, I made some of my own with some frozen fruit buried in my freezer and chia seeds. There is just something about making and enjoying homemade food, that you would normal buy in the store, that makes it that much better.
Unfortunately, I used to be this crazy step by step recipe follower, and ever since I've started creating my own recipes and making "clean out my fridge" meals, I've been so bad about actually measuring when making recipes. For that I apologize for my delayed/lack of specificity in my recipes, but promise to be much better and more accurate in 2019!
3. Once the berries are soft and your chia seeds are plump, use a potato masher (or a fork) to mash up the mixture to your desired consistency
4. Taste and if you desire a sweeter jam drizzle with honey and stir until combined
5. Store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to a week (I use a mason jar) and enjoy on toast, pancakes, waffles or bagels for breakfast, a PB and Jelly sandwich for lunch, or on homemade coconut yogurt with some clean granola for a snack.
**Replace the black- and blueberries with different types of berries as you desire