When we first heard that today was National Chia Day, we immediately went to our garage to search for our old terracotta Shrek head. We found it and started watering it, excited but a little confused as to why Chia Pets were making a comeback, before we realized - oh, this day is probably about the nutritional value and not the novelty value of the chia seed. Our Shrek is blooming though!
It makes sense that the mighty chia would be honored with its own day. It’s a versatile superfood with twice the potassium of bananas, six times more calcium than milk, and 30% more antioxidants than blueberries. The seeds don’t even have to be ground up to enjoy the benefits - you can simply pop them into any recipe for a healthy, textural boost.
That’s what Chef Teresa Hansen has done with her latest infused creation - Blueberry Pomegranate Chia Jam. This sticky sweet spread takes any PB&J to the next level, and can set you up for a blissed-out breakfast feeling that lasts all day long. Even the name of this jam alone contains three superfoods, so you won’t help but feel the power.
Now if we could only find our Donkey chia head to complete the set..
Spread the love with Chef Hansen’s newest recipe!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 1 cup/12.5 mg THC per 2 tablespoons
100mg Good Things Coming Pom Fruit Jellies
1-12oz bag frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons honey
½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons chia seeds
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add frozen blueberries and honey
2. Meanwhile, cut each square Good Things Coming Pom Fruit Jellies in quarters
so that you have 40 pieces total. Add to skillet and using a wooden spoon or
spatula, begin to breakdown the blueberries and pomegranate jellies.
3. Cover and cook for 5 minutes until blueberries begin to soften.
4. Stir in cinnamon and chia seeds and cook uncovered for an additional 5-10
minutes until mixture begins to thicken.
5. When pomegranate jellies cook down and mixture becomes more “jam-like”
remove from heat add the fresh lemon zest and juice.
6. Serve with toast, English muffins or PB + J sandwiches. Refrigerate for up to 7
**Depending on your dose- reduce or increase the amount of pomegranate jellies
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