PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES
MAKES: 2 CUPS
VEGAN, PALEO, REFINED SUGAR FREE
4 cups halved fresh strawberries (1 pound fresh strawberries)
1 TBS fresh lemon juice
2 TBS raw honey (or to taste- if your berries are very ripe, you may not need sweetener!)
4 TBS chia seeds
Remove the stems of the strawberries, and slice the strawberries in half.
Place the strawberries, lemon juice, and honey in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
Allow the mixture to boil lightly for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Once the strawberries are softened, start mashing the mixture with a potato masher or a whisk until it reaches the desired consistency.
Remove the pan from heat, add the chia seeds, and stir until well combined.
Transfer the jam to a jar, and allow to cool for about 15-20 minutes. Place the lid on the jar, and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Because this jam does not contain preservatives it will last a couple weeks in the refrigerator. During strawberry season, I make several jars and keep them in the freezer. Jam freezes very well and then you can enjoy this fruity jam all year long!Print