Besides their amazing taste, strawberries are a good source of antioxidants and vitamin C. They also have a high fiber and water content, so they will contribute to a better digestion. They’re delicious in any form, but to preserve all their benefits you should enjoy them raw.
Since I had diabetes, classic jam is a big no no for me because it contains too much sugar. Great way to preserve all the nutrients and avoid adding sugar is raw chia strawberry jam. Mashed strawberries mixed with chia seeds make a fairly homogeneous mixture and thanks to chia gel you will get approximately the same texture as with classic jam.
Raw strawberry jam
- 300 g strawberries
- 4 big Tbsp chia seed
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- agave syrup (optional)
- Roughly mash strawberries with a fork. You should leave some big pieces.
- Add lemon juice, chia and agave syrup if needed.
- Store in a fridge overnight.
Strawberries work wonderfully with coconut or milk products. Top some greek yoghurt or ice cream with it…
… or make a really delicious vegan alternative to butter and jam in the morning: avocado strawberry sandwich…
Avocado and strawberry jam sandwich
- bread with walnuts
- strawberry jam
- coconut chips