strawberry chia seed jam

8 Jul

I’m a huge fan of old fashioned strawberry jam.  However, i’m not a fan of how much sugar it contains!  I remember making jam with my mom as a kid and using cups of sugar!  Not to mention all the time spent cooking the fruit until the correct temperature and sterilizing jars!

This recipe is SO much more simple and uses SO much less sugar!  It is also considered raw because the fruit doesn’t have to be cooked!

And, it contains CHIA SEEDS!

(if you’ve been reading the blog you know I have a love affair with chia seeds!)

strawberry chia seed jam ~raw, vegan~

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

1 cup strawberries

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon agave or honey

1 tablespoon water

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

(you can use frozen strawberries, just thaw them first!)

-Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor.

-Quickly pulse until combined and strawberries take on a “mashed” consistency.

-Place in a covered container and refrigerate for at least an hour before using.

strawberry chia seed jam ~raw, vegan~

Enjoy on your morning toast, smeared on bread with peanut butter or drizzled over yogurt!

3 Responses to “strawberry chia seed jam”

  1. Annalisa Dunning JulpmSat, 27 Jul 2013 20:11:18 -04002013-07-27T20:11:18-04:0008 28, 2013 at 9:26 p07 #

    This looks awesome! What I want to know is, can you preserve it, or something like it? Like it, in that it has less sugar and the addition of chia seeds. Do you know?

    • beginwithinnutrition AugamThu, 01 Aug 2013 11:39:39 -04002013-08-01T11:39:39-04:0011 28, 2013 at 9:26 p08 #

      I’m sorry I’m just replying to your comment now! I’ve been trying to research an answer for you but am coming up empty handed! I’m sure the addition of chia seeds to any preserved jam recipe would be ok but I’m not sure how limiting the sugar would work…I will keep asking around and get back to you if I find the answer!


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