Quick & Easy Strawberry Chia Jam Recipe


Quick & Easy Strawberry Chia Jam Recipe

Jam makes the perfect accompaniment to toast, crackers or tarts but is generally loaded with refined sugar, artificial color, and nasty preservatives. Some people venture to make their own and spend hours in the kitchen reducing fruit and boiling cans, but none of this is necessary. Yes it’s true, jam doesn’t have to be complicated to taste great. This strawberry chia jam recipe takes 15 minutes and requires no tricky canning techniques. It’s low in sugar and contains healthy fats and protein.

Ingredients 

4 cups fresh strawberries
1 cup water
4 tablespoons raw organic sugar (or honey or maple syrup)
2 1/2 tablespoons Barlean's Organic Chia Seeds

Read more: The Seeds of Life-Chia, Flax, Hemp and Pumpkin 

Directions 

In a sauce pot combine strawberries, water and sugar. Cook over medium-low heat for 8-10 minutes or until strawberries are plump and softened. Use a potato masher or fork to smash the strawberries (you want them broken up and almost resembling a purée). Remove from heat and stir in the chia seeds. Let jam cool and transfer to an airtight container. I like a mason jar (or jam jar) but you can use any airtight container. Store jam in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, if it lasts that long!

Image via: Deanna Harris


By Deanna Harris| March 26, 2016
Categories:  Recipes

About the Author

Deanna Harris

Deanna Harris

Deanna Harris is a Holistic Nutritionist, food & wellness blogger, and recipe developer. She is a REAL food advocate with a passion for deliciously nutritious recipes. Visit her recipe blog: simplefreshwellness.com .

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