Refrigerator Strawberry Chia Jam – No Sugar Added
January 10, 2016 11 Comments
I have been getting into chia seeds. One reason for my infatuation is that I found them at Aldi for $3. Hurray!
Also, they are incredible nutritious – high in manganese, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, etc. – AND (the best part) they make food gelatinous.
They thicken anything you put them in and so they make great pudding - chocolate pudding with chia seeds and jam.
This is ridiculously easy in a blender and then you simply store for 90 minutes in the refrigerator and it turns magically into a thick fruit spread.
Put it in your yogurt, on your toast, or just eat it as a treat! Yum!
Strawberry Chia Refrigerator Jam
Makes 8 ounces
½ cup pitted dates
¼ cup water
2 cups frozen strawberries, thawed
2 tablespoons chia seeds
Blend dates and water until dates are chopped. Add 1 cup strawberries and puree. Add second cup and chia seeds and pulse a few times to ensure you still have some chunks of strawberry. Put in refrigerator for 90 minutes and enjoy! This will keep in your refrigerator for one week.
One tablespoon is 30 calories, 0.6 g fat, 0.0 g saturated fat, 5.9 g carbohydrates, 4.7 g sugar, 0.5 g protein, 1.5 g fiber, 6 mg sodium, 1 SmartPts
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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