Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

Updated: Mar 8, 2020


Strawberry Chia Seed Jam
Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

I love a thick slice of toast topped with jam in the morning. It was always one of my favorite breakfasts when I was little. As I’ve gotten older however, store-bought jams and jellies have become less of my jam (knuck knuck knuck). They’re usually loaded with added sugar and preservatives.


As a healthier alternative, I’ve started making Chia Seed Jam. It’s also packed with fiber, protein, and actually tastes like fruit. What a bizarre concept for a fruit spread.


Strawberry Chia Seed Jam
Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

Chia Seed Jam is extremely versatile and customizable. This is a recipe for Strawberry Chia Seed Jam, but you can use any naturally watery fruit you like. Some of my favorites are blueberry, raspberry, or pineapple.


You can also adjust the liquid sweetener in the recipe to your taste preferences or leave it out entirely. I like to add a tablespoon or two for more tart fruits like raspberries.


Both fresh and frozen fruit work for this recipe. I like to use frozen since they naturally contain more water. If you use fresh, you may need to add about 4 oz of water to the pot to help the berries break down.


I usually add in a bit of Collagen Gelatin to up the protein and give it more of a “jelly” texture, but feel free to leave it out if you would like to keep it vegan. This jam gets plenty of protein already from the chia seeds, which also provide omega-3s and calcium.


Strawberry Chia Seed Jam
Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

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