If you love jam but are concerned about its high sugar content, chia jam is a great option! Chia is a great plant-based source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. It is also a great source of fibre. Chia seeds swell and absorb water, so they make a great jelly/jam when mixed with fruit juices and purees.
1 punnet of strawberries, washed and de-stemmed
Juice of one orange
2 heaped tablespoons chia seeds
1 teaspoon maple syrup or 4-6 drops Stevia liquid (optional)
Place strawberries and orange juice in a Vitamix or other high speed blender, and blend until smooth.
Place in a bowl and stir in chia seeds.
Taste and add maple syrup or Stevia if necessary
The chia seeds will slowly absorb the liquid and form a jelly-like consistency
Cover and place in fridge for 1-2 hours or overnight.