Fill your shopping bag with in-season fresh berries like blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries. Why? The antioxidants in berries can potentially slow aging in the brain and body. Chia seeds add texture, fiber and omega 3-fatty acids- a fat your brain needs but your body can’t produce. This low-sugar jam will bring flavor and nutrition to your whole grain toast or, with a spoonful of almond butter, revamp your PB & J.
Keyword: Berry, Jam
1 ½ cupsmixed fresh berries like blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries
4tbsp100% pure maple syrup
Juice of 1 lemon
Combine berries and maple syrup in a pot and cook over medium heat. While cooking, mash the berries with a large fork or potato masher.
Bring berry mixture to a boil for 1 minute. Reduce heat to low, and stir in chia seeds, cinnamon and lemon juice.
Remove from heat and let cool. It will thicken as it chills.