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Berry Chia Jam


I will never buy jam or jelly from a grocery store ever again.

Neither will you after you make this delicious berry chia jam.

There’s just something about all-natural, homemade jam that tastes so much better than store-bought jam. Fresh with the just right amount of sweetness.

Not to mention, chia seeds are loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein and healthy fats.

I used to think that you pureed fruit in a blender to make homemade jam. Turns out, you actually heat it in a saucepan until the berries liquify.

I use strawberries and raspberries for this berry chia jam (because I love them both equally and couldn’t decide) but you can use just about any fruit of your choice – blueberries, blackberries, peaches… your choice!

Homemade Berry Chia Jam

  • 3 cups strawberries, stems removed
  • 2 cup raspberries
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ cup agave nectar (or sweetener of choice)
  1. Add fruit to a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until berries begin to liquify.
  2. Boil for about 15 minutes until fruit breaks down into a sauce-like consistency. Mash fruit with a fork if necessary.
  3. Add sweetener and stir. (You can add more if you need extra sweetness.)
  4. Soak chia seeds in ¼ cup of water for one minute until they have a jelly-like substance.
  5. Add chia seeds to sauce pan and stir for one minute, then remove from heat and let sit for 5-10 minutes to thicken.
  6. Allow jam to cool in the refrigerator before serving.
  7. Store in an airtight container.


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