Saturday, October 9, 2010

Raw Raspberry-Lime Jam (Vegan, GF)

Presenting...raw living jam! This tart, berry-licious jam was the end product of a huge measuring cup of chia seed gel. Why did I make so much chia gel? I don't exactly know but the fact is, is that there's a mass amount of chia gel in my house, so I was googling what I could do with it and raw jam came up.
The chia seeds are what make this jam not only jelly like, but greatly beneficial as well. Chia has a higher antioxidant content than blueberries, they have more iron than spinach and twice the calcium than cow's milk. As well, all of the essential amino acids are included, except for taurine. Consuming it in gel form is in a sense pre digesting the seeds because your body would jellify them anyway once they entered your tract. Thus, more energy for your body to spend doing other, more important things other than digesting seeds!

Raspberry used to be my favourite jam back in the days of sketch, so I decided on raspberry with lime, an unexpected, but supremely delicious combination!'ll see ;)

Jam on sprouted grain bread

1/3 cup chia seed gel
3/4 cup raspberries roughly mashed
4 tbsp raw honey OR agave syrup
2-3 tbsp lime juice (depending on taste)
2 tsp lime zest

Chia Gel: Combine 1/3 cup chia seeds with 2 cups water, let sit for 10 minutes until very thick.

Combine chia gel, raspberries, sweetener, lime juice and lime zest. Spread on bread, crackers, or raw desserts! Makes just over a cup of jam.

A perfect raw food offering for a friend :)


  1. Love the color! We have made jam before, never used it!

  2. Yumm...beautiful!

  3. This is my first time coming across your blog and I am thrilled. This is what I have been looking for!! I've tried vegan before but all recipes I found contained so much soy! I am very excited. Please keep adding more recipes!! :)

    couldn't be happier,