Okay, maybe I’m a little chia seed-obsessed, but if you remember all the benefits of the little guys that I listed in my Banana Chocolate Chip Chia Muffins recipe, how could one not be?! Chia seeds are high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids which is all super good for your metabolism and they have been known to pack a serious energy punch. I need all the energy I can get in the morning as I prepare for a whole day of babysitting and nannying, so here is another creative chia seed creation I came up with!
Strawberry Chia Seed Jam
Makes: 2 cups of jam
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 cups strawberry slices (or any berry really! Strawberry jam is Blaine’s favorite kind.)
- 1/3 cup Organic Blue Agave (A syrup-like natural sweetener that is low-glycemic. Honey can be used as well if you aren’t watching carbs strictly)
Over medium heat, cook strawberries and agave in a saucepan for about 10-15 minutes until the berries are soft enough to mash up a bit. While the berries are softening, add the chia seeds and water to a mason jar and soak for at least 5 minutes. The seeds thicken up and create your “jam-like” consistency all while releasing their awesome nutrients and becoming easily digestible!
Once your berries are cooked and mashed to whatever kind of consistency you prefer, add them to your jar of seeds and mix it all together. Let it cool on a cooling rack before serving, and keep in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks!
Such a perfect breakfast treat!
Now I know you’re not just going to let me post that photo without giving you my biscuit recipe, so I shall bestow that upon you as well.
Low Carb Biscuits
Makes: 6 biscuits
- 1 cup almond meal
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tbsp cold butter
- 4 egg whites
- 1/2 packet of SweetLeaf Stevia
Preheat oven to 400°
In a medium bowl, mix together almond meal, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in cold butter until it’s pretty evenly throughout. Place mixture in the refrigerator for 5 minutes. In the meantime, whisk 4 egg whites until they are fluffy and mix in the stevia.
Add fluffed eggs to “flour” mixture and mix well. Pour batter into a greased muffin tin 1/6th at a time. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Remove from oven and pan and let cool for 5 minutes.
Now I, personally, believe that the best breakfast is a bunch of eggs, grapefruit, and some avocado, but these biscuits and jam are wonderful for a change-of-pace every now and then! They will definitely put a little pep in your step (:
Kaitie Holley, housewife