July Recipe with Rebecca - Strawberry Chia Jam

Every few weeks Fit For Life Physical Therapy is proud to bring you a Recipe with Rebecca entry for the MIT Newsletter. Rebecca Youngs, one of our MIT sports dietitians, has attached another great new recipe for you to enjoy during July - Strawberry Chia Jam

Registered & Licensed Dietitian Rebecca Youngs is an avid marathoner, loves to work out, and has specialized her practice in gastrointestinal health, as well as sports nutrition and fueling athletes of all levels. She is available for individual consultations at Fit For Life Physical Therapy or through zoom video conference.

Fit For Life Physical Therapy is proud to be MIT and Fleet Feet + FrontRunner’s Official Sports Medicine Partner. We will keep you moving – no matter what you do. Contact Fit For Life Physical Therapy at (614) 981-1979 or www.fitforlifephysicaltherapy.com with your injury prevention, maintenance, or rehabilitation needs!

This recipe for **Strawberry Chia Jam** is perfect for cleaning out the freezer or using up the rest of your fruit from the week! It is simple and is done within 15 minutes!

**Key nutrients and tips:**
• Chia seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. These have been shown to help reduce inflammation throughout the body. Additional sources include fatty fish like salmon and tuna, avocado, nuts, seeds, and olive oil.
• Feel free to substitute to any type of fruit that you have! Blueberries, blackberries, and peaches work great!
• If the recipe seems too tart, add an additional tablespoon of honey.
• The longer this sits in the fridge, the more it will set up.

1 ¾ cups of fresh or frozen strawberries
1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries (optional)
1 ½ Tbsp. of honey
1 Tbsp. of water
1 tsp. of lemon zest
2.5 Tbsp. of fresh squeezed lemon juice
2.5 Tbsp. of chia seeds

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