Who doesn’t love Jam?
This seems to be a staple in so many houses, even my own. My husband grew up eating PB & Jam sandwiches. Now my kids love a good jam on toast. What’s not to love… except all the sugar. Yikes. There is how many grams of sugar in 1tbsp… 10. Yup, that is right there are 10 grams. Ever wonder how much of that was added sugar?
Well, let’s break that down. 1 tbsp of strawberries might be 1-2 strawberries. There are only 0.3 grams of sugar in 1 strawberry. So at, most you are looking at 0.6 grams. To get 10 grams of natural sugar you would need to have 33 strawberries. That is more than a carton. Wow.
Now I will be honest, making strawberry jam with just plain strawberries will be bitter. But I am certain you don’t need 9.7 grams of added sugars, per serving.
There must be a better way!
There totally is. Over at Naughty Nutrition, they have created this amazing 3 ingredient, Strawberry Chia Jam. Naughty Nutrition was founded by 2 amazing Holistic Nutritionist. It is their mission to connect you with the most accurate, up-to-date, science-based health resources. They like to show healthy brands plenty of love too! You’ll also find them dishing up simple, delicious & healthy recipes and meal planning ideas — all without any of the BS attached! They are also the creators of the N5Diet! (A Busy Mom’s Dream.)
So what is so good about this Jam?
This Jam is vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, plant-based, nut free, paleo, low in sugars, full of Vitamins, Antioxidants, and good for the gut. Holy that is a long list of health benefits. But how?
This Jam has 3 ingredients
- chia Seeds
- Pure maple syrup or Raw honey.
- Optional: vanilla, and lemon juice.
Just all real food, no artificial preservatives colors, or flavorings.
So what are all the good Benefits?
They are loaded with Vitamin C which is one of our super nutrients. Vitamin C helps boost and protect our immune system. Full of Antioxidants which help protect our body from free radical damage. They are also lower on the Glycemic Index, and studies have shown to help support normal blood sugar levels. (Help with those hangry feeling and mood imbalances) Also, they are full of manganese and they are 10% fiber.
These babies are super seeds because of their high nutrient value to low-calorie intake. They help support and reduce inflammation because of the fatty acid content Omega 3 and 6. They are key to good gut health and helping promote a good environment for healthy bacteria. Studies have shown that they can reduce cholesterol and balancing blood sugar levels.
Has been used for many years in the medical field, for its antimicrobial and wound healing properties. Raw Honey is also known for helping with pollen allergies, it is a good clean source of energy. As well, it is a powerhouse when it comes to antioxidants. Studies have shown as well that it can help regulate blood sugar levels as well. Again back to the hangry and the mood balancing bonus.
3 Ingredient Strawberry Chia Jam Recipe
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