It’s too hot to eat. So I’ve decided I’m just going to drink my calories instead, or eat them in the form of this fruity, delicious no-apples-sauce!
Alright, so I have a confession: the title of this recipe is actually a lie. There are NO apples in this Strawberry Chia Applesauce! I opted not to call it “Strawberry Chia No-Apple Applesauce” because let’s be honest that is just way too much text to type out. The great thing about this recipe is it has the creamy, smooth texture of applesauce, but the deliciously sweet taste of strawberries with just a hint of honey added for extra sweetness. I LOVE strawberries. They are my absolute favorite fruit and this dish makes me so happy because it’s just filled with strawberry-goodness! I like it by the spoonful, but it would taste amazing as a substitute for nut butter in these Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups or even served on top of our quick and easy Paleo Ice Cream. Try it out and let us know what you think!
We are in the midst of another crazy heat wave here in Portland and seriously all I want is water and fruit and salad. Turning on the stove in an air conditioning-less apartment is NO fun when it’s 87 degrees out! Do you guys have a favorite go-to recipe or meal during hot days? Let us know in the comments below! BTW are you all on Snapchat yet? Katie and I are having waaaay too much fun with it. We share a behind-the-scenes look at what we’re eating, our workouts, and yes, even our messy kitchens. Connect with us if you’re into it: Find Candice at candicemd and Katie at ketokar.
In the meantime I am heading to the store ASAP to buy a fan. Can’t take another night in this ridiculous heat!
- 1 16-ounce package strawberries, washed and stems removed
- 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 tbsp Great Lakes Gelatin, red can (optional)
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- Place strawberries in blender or food processor. Pulse until well blended, about 20-30 seconds.
- Add everything (except the chia seeds) to a small saucepan on the stove over medium heat. Heat the mixture for 10 minutes, stirring constantly to ensure it does not burn.
- Once the mixture has thickened a bit, add the chia seeds and mix together.
- Remove from heat.
- Let cool for 10-15 minutes, and then store in a sealed mason jar in the fridge.
More refreshing strawberry recipes!