May 09, 2015

Strawberry Chia Refrigerator Jam ~ RAW

It’s been way too long since I made a chia jam. I only made one once, a blueberry grape version, which I loved so much and then totally forgot all about chia jam! What the heck? 

And easy? It’s almost too easy to be called a recipe. Well, anyway… strawberries and chia seeds. Swoon. They just happen to be my top two favorite foods on the planet. So why I waited so long to make this is beyond me, but here it is, in all its 2-ingredient glory.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, leaves removed
  • 2 TBS chia seeds
  • NOTE: You can add a sweetener if you like to suit your taste. But if your strawbs are sweet enough you certainly don’t need to. My berries were not very ripe and a little sour so I added a tablespoon of date syrup. It was perfect.

Directions:

  1. Mash the strawberries to a consistency you prefer. I cut them up small and used a potato masher. I like mine chunky. You could also put them in a food processor if you want a smoother jam but be careful not to process too much or the mixture will become very airy and you will lose the vibrant color of the berries!
  2. Add the chia seeds and mix well.
  3. Refrigerate.

That’s it! Told you it was easy 🙂

Makes about 2 cups. Enjoy!
Healthy trails,

12 responses to “Strawberry Chia Refrigerator Jam ~ RAW”

  1. Helyn,
    I have to say that this is the easiest way to make jam I 've ever seen and healthy too. With berry season around the corner, I will sure to try this recipe. Great for the grandkids to get some chia seed into them. Thanks for sharing

  2. Anonymous says:

    how long does this last in the fridge?

  3. Absolutely DIVINE!
    What a healthy and nutritious treat and a wonderful idea just in time for my Mother's Day table!
    Thank you Helyn!

  4. Anonymous says:

    How long will this keep? Thanks for the recipe, Helyn, it looks delicious.

  5. Helyn says:

    Thanks, Judee. Enjoy!! 🙂

  6. Helyn says:

    The natural acids in the strawberries should keep it fresh for about a week. I'm not totally sure because it never lasts that long! 🙂

  7. Helyn says:

    Thanks, Kytka! Happy Mother's Day to you!! Looking forward to a possible food blog from you and your daughter sometime soon? Love all the pics you share on FB! xo

  8. Helyn says:

    It should last about a week. Hope you enjoy it! 🙂

  9. Anonymous says:

    My husband loves jam, but HATES seeds. Can you put the seeds in a coffee grinder and pulverize them so that you still get the gelatinous quality with out the seeds being whole?

  10. Anonymous says:

    Can it be frozen?

  11. Helyn says:

    You could probably use ground chia seeds, though I haven't tried it. Let me know if you do how it turns out!

  12. Helyn says:

    I don't see why not!

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