Raw Strawberry Chia Fridge Jam | #MealsThatHeal
13 Jun

Raw Strawberry Chia Fridge Jam

 
Making homemade strawberry jam is a favourite activity this time of year but most recipes call for high amounts of unnecessary sugar. I love this raw honey sweetened recipe as it preserves all the micro-nutrients, such as Vitamin C, in the berries. You can use frozen berries if fresh is not available in your area. Using ground chia seed as a thickener makes this recipe quick and easy!
 
*Please note this is a fridge or freezer jam and cannot be kept on the shelf. For more info on the nutritional benefits of strawberries, click here.
 
Raw Strawberry Chia Fridge Jam
 
Ingredients:
1lb (3 cups)  fresh organic strawberries
2 tbsp           ground chia seeds
2 tbsp           raw honey
 
Optional:
1/2 tsp           vanilla powder or extract
 
Directions:
1. Wash berries well. Remove tops from strawberries and put into a blender.
2. Add ground chia seeds, raw honey and optional vanilla to the strawberries.
3. Process until smooth.
4. Transfer to a glass mason jar, cover with a sealable lid and refrigerate for a few hours to thicken.
5. The honey will help to preserve the jam for up to 2 weeks if stored in the fridge. It will store for much longer in a freezer. 
Makes 3 Cups.