You can make this easy and healthy Clean Eating No-Cook Dark Cherry Chia Jam in about 5 minutes with just a few ingredients you probably already have on hand!
There's no need to heat up the stove top and dirty a saucepan to make this super easy recipe.
All you need to do is add the 4 simple ingredients to your Vitamix, pulse or blend and it's ready to go! That's it!
You can use it for whatever you normally use jelly + jam for, but I like to use it as a topping for pancakes, in chia pudding, in a coconut or almond flour crepe or in one of two new recipes I will be sharing with you soon...so stay tuned!
When I make it for myself, I don't like it to be very sweet and the sweetness from the cherries is enough for me so I don't add any additional sweetener to it.
But if you are used to traditional jelly + jam products that are typically really, really sweet, you can add some organic granular sweetener to it or if you need it to be sugar-free, you can just add some non-GMO xylitol or a non-GMO xylitol/stevia blend. Just add the amount to get to your preference of sweetness.
This easy, healthy recipe is raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, no-cook, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar.
Want more healthy staple recipes? Check out How To Make Whipped Coconut Cream Topping, How To Make Tahini, How To Make Almond Milk or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating staple recipes just like this one that you will love!
5 Fast Facts About Cherries:*
- high in anti-oxidants
- contains anti-cancer agents
- contains anti-inflammatory benefits
- contains beneficial phytonutrients
- high in beta-carotene with 19 times more than strawberries
5 Fast Facts About Chia Seeds:*
- excellent source of healthy omega fatty acids
- contains 700% more calcium than salmon
- contains more anti-oxidants than flaxseeds or blueberries
- contains 500% more calcium than milk
- contains 20% easily digestible vegan protein
5 Fast Facts About Lemons:*
- extremely alkaline to the body
- blood purifier
- excellent for detoxification
- balances blood sugar levels
- contains powerful anti-bacterial properties
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Clean Eating No-Cook Dark Cherry Chia Jam
Yield 1 cup
Raw / Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Soy-Free / Nut-Free / No-Cook / Paleo-Friendly / No Refined Sugar
- 2 cups organic dark cherries (pitted)
- 2 tablespoons organic chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons filtered/purified water
- 1 tablespoon organic lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
- Add all ingredients to a Vitamix and pulse or blend until it's well combined, using the tamper if needed, taking care not to over process. You want to pulse or blend it just long enough to break down the cherries, but not break down the chia seeds.
- Optional: If you prefer it to be sweeter, add 1/2 -1 tablespoon of organic unrefined granular sweetener or non-GMO xylitol/stevia blend sweetener.
- Store in an air-tight BPA-free container in the refrigerator.
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Hi, I'm Karielyn! I'm the published cookbook author of CLEAN DESSERTS and content creator of The Healthy Family and Home website since 2012. I specialize in creating easy, healthy plant-based recipes that are gluten-free + vegan (with a heavy focus on Medical Medium® compliant) and made with clean, real food ingredients that you can feel good about eating.