Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Strawberry Chia Jam

Yum
 
 Have you heard of Chia seeds? These tiny little gems are healthy and so good for you.  What I love about them is they are totally versatile too.  You can use them in smoothies, baked goods and so much more.  I saw a few recipes floating around on Facebook and Pinterest using chia seeds with strawberries to make up a fresh jam.  So I knew that I had to try it out.  I made this in 5 minutes using the food processor and put the jam overnight in the fridge to set up.  What a treat!  The jam is so fresh tasting and it's not overly sweet.  Now if you like syrupy sweet jam, then adjust your sugar to taste.  This is one jam I can allow my kids to eat with a big smile on my face.  I am also going to eat this on some plain Greek yogurt... YUM!





 
 

Ingredients:
1 1/2 lbs of fresh strawberries
1/3 cup - 1/2 cup sugar **see note
4 Tbs Chia seeds
3 Tbs water
**(add sugar to taste- this depends on your the sweetness of strawberries too)






Directions:

Wash and hull strawberries.  Mix water and chia seeds together until they form a jelly like texture (this only takes a few minutes).




Add all ingredients into food processor and blend/pulse to your desired consistency.  Note: if your strawberries are extra juicy and there is more liquid in the jam, add another Tbs of chia seeds.   Place jam in airtight jar and put in fridge overnight to set.  Keeps in fridge for a week.  Can be eaten like jam or even as a fruit topping for ice cream, yogurt, etc...   Enjoy.





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11 comments:

  1. This looks amazing. I've never actually had chia seeds. I need to try them and this jam immediately.

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  2. What an interesting jam! Something to try!

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  3. looks amazing n awesome color...

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  4. I've had chia pets, so I guess that means that there have been chia seeds in the house but I've never used them in cooking. Since you made my favorite jam, I guess I'm going to have to give them a try!

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  5. What a great idea to add chia seeds to jam! Definitely need to try this!

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  6. I love homemade strawberry jam, we used to make it all the time when we were little. Great recipe!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  7. I love chia seeds too! I love how easy this!

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  8. wow very delicious combo and jam looks very tempting , perfectly made dear :)

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  9. Super easy and your pictures are very inviting. I would love to try this as a filling for one of my cakes.

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  10. I freaking love strawberry jam, and then you go and throw in some super food chia seeds...BRILLIANT! This sounds lovely for the spring, Ramona! :D

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  11. So easy...I'll have to order chia seeds one of these days! :)

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