May is National Strawberry month! This makes me excited for two reasons: First, I love eating strawberries, and second, I love cooking with strawberries! So don’t be surprised if you see a few extra posts about strawberries this month! I thought this easy chia seed freezer strawberry jam recipe would be the perfect way to kick things off. It’s healthy, delicious and can be ready to drizzle, slather, or (if you are like me) eat by the spoonful in less than 10 minutes!
So let’s not waste time talking when this amazing fresh jar of goodness is just minutes away! Here is our cast of super foods.
Strawberries, honey, chia seeds and lemon. Thats it! I don’t think you can find a healthier jam out there, especially if you use raw honey. Just add all the ingredients to blender or food processor and you are set. I have included an easy to print recipe card at the bottom of this post.
So why all the fuss over chia seeds? Well, they gel up any liquid that they are in, so it gives a natural jam texture without having to use pectin. They are also packed with fiber, protein, and antioxidants along with many other health benefits!
My favorite part about this freezer strawberry jam recipe is that you don’t cook it so you are able to keep that fresh strawberry taste. This jam is delicious on toast, waffles and even ice cream! Now, if I can only come up with a healthy chia seed Nutella, my life would be complete!
Chia Seed Freezer Strawberry Jam Recipe
- 1 pint of strawberries about 3-4 cups
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 2 tbsp of chia seeds
- Juice from half a lemon
- Wash and hull strawberries. Add all the ingredients to a food processor or blender and puree. Pour into containers and place into the fridge. It should be ready to eat in an hour. Wait 24 hours before placing into the freezer
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