Strawberry Mango Chia Jam

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Easy  |  Servings: 12  |  Ready In: 10 minutes  |  Yield: about 3 cups

Chia seeds look like raspberry seeds but act like a natural thickener in this quick jam. They offer fiber and healthy Omega-3 fats while mango provides all of the natural sweetness you need, without any of the refined sugar that you don’t. Make a batch of this healthy easy, kid-approved recipe for Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Pancakes, Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes or use in a Chia Pudding Parfait.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup (48 grams) chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large mango, diced

How It’s Done

To make the Strawberry Mango Chia Jam: Combine the strawberries, water, chia, and vanilla in a medium pot.
Cover and bring to a simmer over low heat. Simmer for about 5-7 minutes, until strawberries start to break down.
Meanwhile, peel and dice the mango into bite-sized pieces.

Once the strawberries start to break down, turn off the heat.  Use a spoon to squish the strawberries into a smoother, jam-like consistency.  Add the diced mango and stir to combine.

Jam will get thicker after it sits for a while.

Serve chilled or warm slightly.

Serve with Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Pancakes, Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes or use in a Chia Pudding Parfait.

Yields: About 3 cups

Chia seeds are native to Peru, where they fueled ancient Incan warriors as they made their long treks through the Andes Mountains

 

Chef Katie’s Tips:

 More Sweetness: If you want added sweetness, you can add date water (left from soaking dates in warm water), maple syrup, Stevia, or your preferred sweetener.

Play with Spices:  Bump up the flavor by adding a dash of spice.  Cardamom, ginger, and nutmeg would all add interesting flavor.  Vanilla or lemon extract would add brightness.

Frozen Mango:  You can use frozen mango chunks for an even easier recipe.

See how it’s done

 



Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving (about 1/4 cup)
Calories 44.55
Calories From Fat (28%) 12.64
% Daily Value

  • Total Fat 1.51g 2%
  • Saturated Fat 0.17g <1%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 1.57mg <1%
  • Potassium 105.08mg 3%
  • Total Carbohydrates 7.36g 2%
  • Fiber 2.52g 10%
  • Sugar 4.25g
  • Protein 1.11g 2%
  • Calcium 28.57mg 3%
  • Iron 35.62mg 198%
  • Vitamin A 191.18IU 4%
  • Vitamin C 0.52mg <1%

Shopping List

  • Organic Chia Seeds, Viva Naturals, 2 lb
  • Califia Farms Coconut Almondmilk Blend, Dairy Free, Plant Milk, Vegan, Non-GMO, Toasted Coconut
  • Frontier Organic Vietnamese Cinnamon, Ground, 1.31 Ounce
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