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.
- 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.
Yields: About 3 cups
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.
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Amount Per Serving (about 1/4 cup)
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%