This Raw Chia Strawberry Jam is jam without all the goodness boiled out. Just fruit and seeds with no added sugar. Makes a great jam or a healthy strawberry sauce. Just blend and leave for 20 minutes to thicken. Best to eat shortly after making, but will keep in the fridge for a few days.
Any berry works well for this, such as blueberry, raspberry or blackberry. For less sweet berries such as blackberries or blackcurrants you many not need the lemon juice. Any sweetener works well but I usually use dates or maple syrup.
Raw Chia Strawberry Jam Video Recipe
The chia seeds boost the nutritional content of this giving a protein boost and help to stay full for longer. They also work great to thicken the jam so it spreads well on toast. Only downside of this jam is that it does not preserve the fruit like normal jam. However you can place it in the freezer where it will last months, just leave to defrost in the fridge overnight. Once it’s defrosted you should eat within a day.
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 250g / 2 cups strawberries
- juice of half a lemon
- a few dates
- Remove all the strawberry stalks.
- Place everything in a blender and blitz till all is combined to make the raw jam.
- Leave to thicken for 20 minutes and enjoy.
- Raw chia strawberry jam will only last 2-3 days in the fridge, but can be frozen to last 3 months.
Amount Per ServingCalories 33Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 15mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 1g
Chia seeds are used in this jam to make it thicken naturally. They have many health benefits as they are very nutritious, contain essential amino acids, hight in antoxidants, fibre and protein.