Updated: May 7, 2020
This recipe applies the same if you want to make a Blueberry Chia Jam
1 lb of either fresh or frozen strawberries
3 tbsp honey or agave – if you want it sweeter you may add 1 more tbsp
2 tbsp Chia seeds
Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat and add the strawberries. As the strawberries start to soften up and form a juice, add the honey or agave. Stir them around. Once the strawberries start to fall apart, use a potato masher or a fork to break them up.Let the mixture come to a boil stirring them continuously, as it bubbles then add the 2tbsp of Chia seeds.
*Note – the Chia seeds help the jam achieve a gelatinous texture while adding fibre, protein and healthy fats.
Continue stirring for another 15 minutes and then remove the pan from the stove.
*Note – if you like your jam smooth, you can blend the mixture. If not, leave it chunky.
Cover the jam and let it cool to a room temperature before placing it in the fridge.
The Chia seeds will work their magic and achieve a jam like texture in 2-3 hours.
Enjoy the jam on toast, crackers, yogurt, over oatmeal or even ice cream.
*If you wish to preserve the jam for a longer period, you can add 1tsp of fresh squeeze lime juice.
BlueBerry Chia Jam
Try it with my Almond Bread