Almond butter and raspberry toast

A luxe, better-for-you take on a childhood staple.

Many store-bought jams are loaded with extra sugars. This recipe from Lauren Blake, RD, a Columbus, Ohio-based recipe developer and founder of Whole Living Lauren, features an easy DIY version that highlights the superfood chia seeds.

Serves 1

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2 cups raspberries
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
2 slices whole grain toast
3 tablespoons almond butter, divided
½ banana, sliced (optional)



Place raspberries, chia seeds, and maple syrup in a blender and pulse until fully combined; transfer to an airtight container.


Put the almond butter and bananas (if using) in two separate containers, place the whole grain bread in another small container, and store everything in the fridge.



Toast the bread then spread evenly with almond butter. Top with a layer of chia jam and sliced banana as desired.