Embrace strawberry season with some fresh, easy strawberry chia seed jam.  This recipe is sweet, delicious and fruit packed.  It takes 10 minutes to make and is a no-cook recipe. Not having to turn on the stovetop or the oven during the summer months is always a win-win, but it’s still fun to be in the kitchen creating and playing with food flavors.

This recipe is great to make with the kids in the morning.  You can then enjoy it together at lunchtime, snack time or on summer picnics.

The chia seeds, also part of the super food group, serve as a natural thickening agent that happens to be “jam”packed with goodness.

I love that I can make this for the week, control the amount of sugar and replace granulated sugar with honey.

Easy, No-Cook Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

by Jodie Fitz

1 pound fresh strawberries

3 tablespoons PICS honey or agave nectar

1 teaspoon PICS vanilla extract

3 tablespoons chia seeds

Wash and hull the strawberries. Pat them dry, or let them dry. Slice the strawberries.

Place the strawberries into a food processor or blender and blend until the strawberries are pureed.

Add the vanilla extract and honey. Mix the three ingredients together a little more in the food processor or blender.

Pour the mixture into a bowl. Fold the chia seeds into the pureed strawberry mixture.

Place the entire strawberry chia seed jam into a mason jar or other airtight container and place it in the refrigerator for at least two hours before using.

How long does it last in the refrigerator?  You can keep your easy Strawberry Chia Seed Jam in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days.  

Can you freeze this jam?  Yes you can!

Lessons for kids when making this recipe:

  • Preparing fruit
  • Hulling strawberries
  • Measuring ingredients
  • Folding
  • Blender and/or food processor safety
  • Following directions
  • Natural thickening agents

 

 

 

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