Chia jams are really easy to make and are full of all the goodness that fruit & chia seeds bring. By adding a small amount of honey or maple syrup you are reducing the sugar content to regular shop bought jam by over 80% making this jam so much healthier without compromising on the taste. Try to use strawberries when they are in season for maximum nutrition and taste. Place into a sterilised air-tight jar for 2 weeks in the fridge or up to 3 months in the freezer!
You will need...
Food processor or masher
1 punnet of strawberries (300g) 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons of raw honey or maple syrup 2-3 tablespoons of chia seeds
To make... 4 small jars or 2 regular size
Remove the stork from the strawberries and cut into quarters
Place the strawberries in a small pan and cook gently for 10 minutes or until the fruit has softened, don't over cook!
Take off the heat and stir in the honey or maple syrup
Place into your food processor and pulse gently until there are no lumps
Place into a medium size bowl and stir in the chia seeds and lemon juice
Leave for 5 minutes and stir again to ensure the chia seeds don't stick to each other
Leave to set for about 10 minutes
Spoon into your jars and once cooled place in the fridge or freezer
Delicious served on toast, waffles or porridge
Nutritional Info Per Serving 56 kcal | 1.8g fat | saturates 0.18g | carbs 6.3g | sugars 5.9g | fibre 3.8g | protein 1.2g | salt 0.01g | calcium 73mg | Iron 1mg
LOW CAL | LOW SALTS | LOW SATS | LOW PRO | LOW CARBS | LOW FAT