Vegan Raw Strawberry Jelly/Jam

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With a 4 year old, it’s common for us to have peanut butter and jelly around for lunches. I had figured out how to make homemade peanut butter easily, but jam/jelly I remember making as a kid was such a pain! You had to boil a bunch of stuff, wait for things to sit, make it “just right” or you could have a lot of bacteria and get sick so I just opted to buy store bought jelly for convenience. I tried to get the “no sugar added” jellies or the natural preserves. But today there is a new star in our house! It’s not only delicious, but it’s raw food and vegan friendly! Oh yeah.

What you’ll need for your Raw Vegan Jelly/Jam;

1 cup of strawberries (if they are frozen you’ll want them to be thawed first)
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1 tablespoon of sugar or a few drops of liquid stevia (optional)

Blend the strawberries until they are a consistency that you like, for a more preserve type, just pulse it a few times, for a more jam-like, blend it until it’s smooth. Then pour into a jar and add chia seeds and sweetener, then let it sit in the fridge for about a half hour before using. Voila! Your own homemade jelly/jam. So good!

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