Amy Stephens

MS, RDN, CSSD, CDCES

Licensed dietiTian

specializing in sports nutrition and diabetes

Chia Seed Jam

I found this great recipe for chia seed jam at thehonorsystem.com.  This recipe shows how easy chia seeds are to use as a thickening agent.

Chia seeds are:

  • high in protein
  • high in fiber
  • source of iron
  • source of calcium & magnesium

 

I love that you can make any kind of jam healthier by adding chia seeds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soak the chia seeds in water for 10 minutes.

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Meanwhile, rinse your raspberries.

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Pop everthing into a blender and whiz until the chunks of raspberry are smooth and that’s it! Pour it into a glass jar. I bought a set of 3 jars at the dollar store for $2.

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The whole process takes less than 20 minutes and the result is something worthy of spreading on some toasted Ezekiel or on Mary’s gluten free crackers.

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Raspberry Chia Seed Jam

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds + 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp honey (try local!)

Instructions

  1. Soak chia seeds in water for 10 minutes
  2. Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until combined
  3. Store in a glass jar in the fridge