Prebiotic Strawberry Chia Jam


  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped fresh strawberries (could use frozen but you need to thaw first)
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
  • A few drop of concentrated monk fruit extract (NOW foods)

vídeo de la receta


  1. Place strawberry pieces in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until the fruit starts to break apart and resembles a “thickish” syrup.
  2. Add lemon juice and monk fruit extract, a little at a time, tasting after each addition. Keep on adding until you are happy with the taste.*
  3. Turn off the heat and add chia seeds. Stir well.
  4. Let jam sit for 5-10 min, until the mixture thickens and get a jam-like consistency. Add more chia seeds if you like your jam real thick.
  5. Transfer to a jar with a lid, let cool, and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. 

*NOTE – monk fruit extract is extremely sweet (up to 200 times sweeter than sugar!). Make sure to taste after you add each drop and add only 1-2 drops at a time. 

what are the benefits of this dish?

Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber – they contain between 34-40 g per 100g. About 85%-90% as insoluble fiber, whereas the remaining 10-15% as soluble fiber. 

A high fiber diet is usually associated with a decreased risk of heart attack, and a decreased risk for type 2 diabetes. Eating enough fiber at every meal, keeps you full longer and may  help you lose weight and/or maintain a healthy weight. [1]

The high fiber content in chia seeds also make them a PREbiotic food – the soluble fiber fraction functions as “food” for the beneficial bacteria in your gut (intestinal microbiome), that helps bacteria thrive. 

When your intestinal microbiota is healthy and nourished, it possitively impacts your health. It is able to strenghten your immune sistem, improve your mood, and help you lose weight.

Chia seeds are a good source of the essential fatty acid, alpha linolenic acid, a type of omega-3 fatty acid which your body can convert into the powerful anti-inflammatory fatty acids EPA and DHA. [1, 2]

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