Strawberry Jam with Chia
This healthy strawberry jam recipe uses chia seeds to add protein and fiber without any added sugar. It’s also naturally sweetened and has a beautiful color! However, most importantly, this jam adds a delicious flavor to your favorite breakfast bowl (or slices of bread), or even on top of your breakfast pancake! Because chia seeds are so healthy for you, this jam is loaded with them. Chia seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids (healthy fats), protein, fiber, and antioxidants.
To make strawberry jam, you’ll use just two main ingredients: strawberries (or raspberries) and chia seeds. Also this recipe couldn’t be more simple, it’s done within 5 minutes and no stove is required. You could also add the juice of a squeeze lemon and some maple syrup if you want an extra bit of acidity and sweetness.
A Simple Chia Jam
To make a Chia jam is really simple. All you need is five minutes of your time and then put the jam in the fridge overnight. For this Chia recipe we will first clean and puree the strawberries and then stir in the tablespoons of Chia. When you’re ready, put the chia seed mixture into the refrigerator overnight and then the next morning (six hours later), your delicious and healthy jam is ready.
Strawberry Chia Jam
Prep Time 5 mins + Cook Time 5 hrs + Total Time of 5 hrs 5 mins
- 2 1/2 cup (250 gr) mixed strawberries, puree
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- halve a lemon, juice
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup, optional
- Clean and puree the strawberries.
- Mix in the chia seeds, the lemon juice and maple syrup.
- Transfer the mixture to a jar and place in the fridge for at least 6 hours.
- Add the jam to your breakfast bowl, slice of bread or anything you like and enjoy!
I hope you liked this easy recipe and that you will try making it soon 🙂