For the berry chia compote:
- Carefully cut any larger frozen strawberries in half so the berries are more uniform in size. Combine the berries, water, and maple syrup in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally to prevent the berries from sticking. Remove from heat.
- Stir in the vanilla. Sprinkle in the chia seeds and stir well. Press any clumps of chia seeds against the size of the pan and mix in. Let cool for 5 minutes. Stir one more time really well and then transfer to a sealed container. Refrigerate for up to a week, or freeze for a few months.