Happy Friday my loves!

Today is a great day.

1. I don’t work today.

2. Two of my very best friends are flying in today for the weekend.

3. It’s the #strangebutgood link up with Laura.

I’m not going to lie #2 has me the most excited, but since the blog is about healthy living and food, we’re going to focus on #3.

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So confession, this week my contribution isn’t all that strange. But it is something I want to share.

I’ve made chia jam before, but this time I stepped it up a notch.

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One of our clients at my work always brings us an insane amount of fresh fruit in payment for us boarding his dogs for the day. It’s almost impossible for us to eat it all, so I always take a bunch home. This time I brought home blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, and since they tend to go bad kind of quickly, I decided to make a chia jam out of them.  But my secret twist?

Lemon Stevia and fresh ginger.

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Mixed Berry Lemon Ginger Chia Jam

Ingredients:

– 1 cup blueberries

-1/2 cup raspberries

– 1/2 cup black berries

– 2 tbsp chia seeds

– 10+ drops liquid lemon stevia

– Approximately 1/2 tbsp freshly grated ginger (about 1 inch)

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Directions:

– Blend all ingredients in a magic bullet or small food processor and lightly blend.

– Place in a jar and refrigerate to allow chia seeds to absorb liquid.

This is great on top of Silver Hills Bakery Omega Flax.

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Another #strangebutgood spread that I made that I was not planning on being so good, so appropriate pictures were not taken included more lemon stevia.

I am loving this stuff obviously.

Protein Lemon Curd

Ingredients

(serves 1)

– 1/2 cup cottage cheese

– 1/2 scoop vanilla casein (I use CytoSport)

– 5 drops liquid lemon stevia.

Directions

– Place in magic bullet or small blender (I actually use my coffee grinder) and whip cottage cheese.

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I topped a rice cake (sprayed with coconut spray and sprinkled with cinnamon – new obsession) with healthy chocolate sauce (unsweetened cocoa+water+stevia) and the protein lemon curd. So simple, but so delicious.

Well I know you guys are super surprised that I gave you more dips and spreads, but hey, it’s what I’m good at!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I know I will and be on the look out for an update because we have a lot of fun activities planned!

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What are your weekend plans?

Have you ever made chia jam?