Chia Seed Jam & Homemade Nut Butter

We have two easy to knock up recipes that taste great and contain no processed sugars, artificial ingredients or palm oil and other planet bashing ingredients. The addition of chia seeds in the Jam provides the gooey texture with a host of added benefits for your child. The Peanut butter is a clean spread full of healthy fats, vitamins and protein and can be tweaked to suit your taste.

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

200g of strawberries

3 tbsp Chia Seeds

Maple syrup or agave to taste

Simply whizz the strawberries in a blender until smooth. Add the chia seeds and maple syrup should you need to sweeten the jam. Pop in a jar or container, cover & chill for 15 minutes. The Chia seeds will act as a binding agent bringing the fresh strawberry Puree to a jam.

You can substitite Strawberries for your fruit of choice and use frozen fuit – its all good!

Nut Butter

200g of nuts (you can use a single type or mix it up) Unsalted & unroasted

1 tbsp of nut oil (extra virgin groundnut or rapeseed oil)

Put your nuts in a blender and pulse until finely ground. Add the oil and process until a paste has formed. Store in the fridge in an airtight container.

Why Chia Seeds are great food for your kids:

Chia seeds are a good source of protein. You can find about 16 g of protein per 100 g of chia seeds.

Chia seeds provide sustained energy for longer periods. The carbohydrates are released slowly into the blood stream keeping tummies fuller with less snacking.

Chia seeds contain very high amount of dietary fiber. For 100 g of chia seeds, dietary fiber is about 34 g.

Chia seeds just like flax seeds, are a good source of omega 3 fatty acids. These omega 3 fatty acids support brain development and eyesight.

Chia seeds are a good source of antioxidants. It is believed that the amount of antioxidants found in chia seeds is more than the amount of antioxidants found in some berries.


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