This Clean Eating Strawberry Chia Seed Spread was supposed to be jam.
A reader emailed me and asked me if I had ever made jam using chia seeds. The theory being that the gel from the seeds would thicken the jam.
I had been thinking about making strawberry jam so I decided to try it her way.
The results were not what I expected, but delicious just the same. This is NOT a really sweet spread. It’s mildly sweet and would perfectly compliment some nut butter on a rice cracker. In other words, a fantastic addition to any nut butter snack. It’s great for a low sugar spread on whole grain toast or even complimentary to vanilla ice cream if you don’t want to get too sickeningly sweet with ice cream toppings.
It keeps in the fridge for about two weeks, give or take, and is an all-around good spread for most foods that call for a sweet topping.
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CLEAN EATING STRAWBERRY CHIA SEED SPREAD RECIPE:
Enjoy this delicious spread over your morning, whole grain toast or even over a little vanilla ice cream if you're being decadent.
- 2 cups strawberries (cleaned and chopped)
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup honey
Place all ingredients into a metal pot and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat slightly so the contents of the pot don't splatter all over your stove, but still bubbles in the pot.
Stir constantly! The chia seeds burn on the bottom of the pot very easily. So keep stirring (I had to change pots half way through because the seeds burned so easily).
Stir and boil until the mixture has reduced by half and has thickened. Again, it will not be as thick as jam, but it sill definitely thicken.
Pour into a clean glass jar and allow to cool for 1 hour. Place in the fridge overnight to continue cooling.
There is no way for me to know exactly how far you will boil down the spread, and therefore I have no idea how many servings this will end up being for you. The below numbers are for the entire recipe. Simply divide by the number of servings you end up with. Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.