I don’t eat sugar in the morning because it makes me insane, so I will never eat this Paleo Jam first thing after waking, but you might.
People typically enjoy spreading jam on their bread. So first make some Paleo bread, followed by this Paleo Strawberry Jam, and BAM! match made in heaven.
To Sweeten Or Not To Sweeten
Strictly speaking, the jams you buy in the grocery store aren’t really Paleo. They tend to come loaded with sugar and, depending on the brand, that can often include high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). But if you’re really craving something sweet, this Paleo Strawberry Chia Jam will do just the trick.
I initially used 2 tablespoons of raw honey when I first made this jam. But the addition of a sweetener to the strawberries isn’t really necessary. Although raw honey is less refined and more natural than white sugar, it is still high in calories and fructose.
Honey is definitely a better sweetener than the store-bought jams that use high fructose corn syrup (which has been shown to decrease leptin, a hormone that tells you when you’re full). Though, there is simply enough sweetness in strawberries that you truly don’t need the additional sugar.
Paleo Jam Is A Cinch
You might think that making your own jam is too much work, but I would advise you to think again. This recipe is so easy, and so delicious, you’ll be making it all the time.
After hulling the strawberries, the blender does all the work. All you have to do is spread this fruity deliciousness over a Paleo Biscuit and you’re good to go.
Of course, we don’t recommend eating sweetened fruit for your Paleo breakfast. You should load up on fat and protein first thing, but as an occasional treat, or after a really grueling workout, this Paleo jam could be just what you need.
When you shop for strawberries, you should always choose organic (fresh or frozen). Strawberries have consistently been part of the dirty dozen and you don’t want to consume more toxins than you have to. In the 2014 test, a single sample of strawberries were shown to contain 13 different pesticides. I don’t think you want to eat that nastiness.
Choosing organic strawberries when they’re in season (summer) would be ideal but if your sweet tooth is calling, pick up some frozen organic strawberries and get to it.
Spread your Paleo Strawberry Chia Jam on your favorite thing alongside an Onion Omelet and a fatty cupa joe, and you’ve got yourself a sweet new jam solution.