25 September 2015
The chia seeds in this recipe help to create the jelly-like consistency of the jam, all while adding extra protein, fibre and omega-3 fatty acids. Who knew jam could be so healthy? And, since the strawberries are so naturally sweet on their own, you really don’t even need to add any sort of sweetener to this jam, although you can add a little Maple Syrup if you prefer it sweeter.
This Strawberry Chia Seed Jam needs only 4 ingredients and only takes 20mins to make – its foolproof! Vegan and gluten-free, it is also free of processed sugars and is perfect for topping yogurt, pancakes or on your favourite health bread.
2 cups strawberries, washed and chopped.
¼ cup maple syrup (optional)
2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
Water as needed
Place chopped strawberries, chia seeds and maple syrup (if using) into a blender. Blend on medium to high speed until preferred jam consistency is obtained. Add water 1 Tbsp at a time to loosen.
Pour contents of blender into a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until the jam begins to bubble. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5-7 minutes, or until the jam starts to thicken.
Remove from heat and immediately pour into a mason jar. Allow to cool completely and then store in the fridge for up to one week.
You will never look back!