Triple berry chia jam is super easy to make and can be made ahead of time and used throughout the week! I love chia jam as a healthy alternative to sugary store bought jam. You can use chia jam on toast, and in many different recipes that call for jam as a replacement.
PS I made this no cook chia jam recipe because I wanted to retain all the healthy benefits!
A lot of chia jam is made over the stove, and you lose out on all the antioxidants of the fruits by cooking them. No cook chia seed jam is great because you'll keep all the healthy fruit benefits and the chia seed benefits!
NO COOK TRIPLE BERRY CHIA JAM INGREDIENTS
Chia seeds. I get the giant bag for a really good deal at costco!
Triple berry blend. I used a frozen berry mix of blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries. You can use either fresh or frozen berries. Just make sure to thaw the berries completely before adding chia seeds if you choose frozen!
Honey. I use raw honey in my chia seed jam. Since mine is not heated, you will not destroy the beneficial compounds that raw honey has.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF CHIA SEEDS
Tiny chia seeds pack a massive amount of nutrients! Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber, protein, fat, calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and potassium.
NOTE about the fats: I see so many people on social media promoting chia seeds as a good source of omega-3 fats. While they do in fact contain omega-3, the type of omega-3 in chia seeds is in the form called ALA. Your body needs omega-3 in the form of EPA and DHA. Unfortunately, as healthy as chia seeds are, your body is highly inefficient in converting ALA to DHA. Eat chia seeds for good fiber but turn to more readily available sources of DHA like fatty fish and other animal sources.
STOREBOUGHT JAM VS HOMEMADE CHIA SEED JAM
Store bought jam is loaded with sugars! Keep in mind, adults only need a maximum of 25 grams of added sugars per day.
Ingredients: Blackberries, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Fruit Pectin, Citric Acid.
Serving size: 2 tbsp
Added sugars: 18g
(from Smucker's website)
My Triple Berry Chia Jam
Ingredients: Organic Mixed Berries, Chia Seeds, Raw Honey.
Serving size: 2 tbsp
Added sugars: 1g
HOW TO MAKE NO COOK CHIA JAM
My triple berry chia jam is SUPER easy to make! This recipe is a small batch, so use my recipe card to adjust the size based on how much you think you would use up in a week. Or, you can make a huge batch and freeze it all in containers to pull out when you want it!
STEP 1: THAW FRUIT
To make my berry chia jam, thaw out 2 cups of frozen mixed berries. I like to let mine thaw naturally to preserve the maximum amount of nutrients in the berries.
Some of the vitamins in the berries will degrade when heated (like if you defrosted them in the microwave, or cooked it over the stove).
STEP 2: PUREE BERRIES
Once your berries have defrosted, or if you are using a mix of fresh berries, use an immersion blender to puree your berries completely.
STEP 3: ADD CHIA SEEDS AND GEL
Next, add 3 tablespoons chia seeds any any optional sweetener like honey or maple syrup to your pureed berries.
Whisk the mixture with a fork to combine completely.
Wait 5-10 minutes for the chia seeds to absorb some of the liquid form the fruit.
Whisk the mixture again and now you have super healthy chia seed jam!
CHIA JAM STORAGE
Store your triple berry chia seed jam in an air tight container in the fridge for up to a week.
Frequently asked questions about my no cook chia jam recipe.
How do I made chia jam vegan?
Simply replace the honey with maple syrup, or leave out sweetener all together. Fruit and chia seeds are both vegan friendly ingredients.
Can I use just 1 berry?
Yes! You can use all blueberries, blackberries, or any kind of berry! Follow the same steps for a no cook berry chia jam in any flavor that you like!
Can you freeze chia seed jam?
Yes! You can add chia seed jam to airtight freezer containers and freeze it for up to a year.
Chia seed jam needs to be used within 1 week of making it, so if you aren't going to use that much, freezing is a good option for preservation.
Do chia seeds make you poop?
Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber. Specifically, soluble fiber, which absorbs water in your intestines to help soften & moisten stool. Add chia seeds if you are having constipation problems!
Other Healthy Chia Seed Pudding Recipes:
- Strawberry Chia Pudding
- Golden Chia Pudding
- Pomegranate Raspberry Chia Pudding
- Matcha Chia Pudding
- Blueberry Chia Pudding
- Blue Spirulina Chia Pudding
- Rainbow Chia Pudding
- Pink Pitaya Chia Pudding
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No Cook Triple Berry Chia Jam
- Immersion blender
How to make no cook chia jam:
- Thaw out 2 cups of frozen mixed berries in a bowl. Or, chop up 2 cups of fresh mixed berries.
- Use an immersion blender to puree your berries completely. Or, you can puree your berries in a food processor or blender.
- Add 3 tablespoons chia seeds and 1 tablespoon honey or other optional sweetener.Mix well with a fork to combine.
- Allow your chia seed jam to rest for 5-10 minutes while the chia seeds soak up fluid from the fruit.
- Mix again.
- Store your triple berry chia seed jam in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week or in the freezer for up to a year.