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February 15, 2014

Raw Raspberry Jam || The Smoothie Lover

Do you know what the best thing to do with jam is? Splashing it on top of plain yoghurt. Seriously. I love it. I actually never eat jam on bread. Two slight problems though: (1) I often find that jam is way too sweet and (2) jam isn’t exactly the healthiest thing in the world with tons of sugar. ALSO I really wanted to make a raw version, since I like the idea of raw foods.

The idea of raw food is that heating food to over 42°C/ 108°F changes the food chemically and that way around makes it less nutritious. I don’t however think it is good for you to live totally from raw food, but I like to include a lot of it to my daily life.

Söderåsen, Sweden || By JT Meineche Söderåsen, Sweden || By JT Meineche

Yesterday we went to Sweden for a lovely 16km walk at Söderåsen. Of course I brought my camera, and I just wanted to share some of my favoutire photos. I seriously consider making a portfolio. I really love photographing and I think that would be a good next step for me. So I can learn how to me more critical about my photos and don’t have to shove them in your faces – haha (:

Raw Raspberry Jam || The Smoothie Lover Raw Raspberry Jam || The Smoothie Lover

Anyways – back to the raw jam.

Serve it for fresh baked buns or add it on top of your yoghurt.

Raw Rapberry Jam

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 cups

Raw chia raspberry jam


  • 2 cups (480mL) raspberries (you can use frozen - just thaw first)
  • 3 tbsp. raw honey*
  • 3 tbsp. chia seeds


  1. Puree the raspberries in a food processor and sweeten with honey.
  2. Add in the chia seeds and pulse until combines (about 5 seconds).
  3. Transfer to a jar and cover with a lid. Place in the refrigerator over night. Store covered in the refrigerator.


* Amount may differ depending of the sweetness of the berries. I kind of lack a sweet tooth so you might like to add a little more.




28 responses to “Raw Rapberry Jam”

  1. I love raw chia jam! A family friend made us some homemade rhubarb jam which was deeeelicious but probably not so healthy haha! Love this version though :)

  2. This looks SO yummy! And yes to the portfolio! You are SUCH an amazing photographer! My grandma always makes homemade strawberry jam in the summer :)

  3. Raw jam is such a great idea! I love jam and a little lemon curd spooned over thick yogurt!

  4. Mia says:

    Just beautiful! Love the jam and can’t wait
    To try it! Your blog is beautiful!

  5. Despite the fact that I love seeing your lovely pictures in your blog often, I think that a portfolio would be a nice idea as well. I’d lovel to see it!
    That walk sounds amazing, and teh scenery was beautiful! This jam looks fantastic to me too. I love how it is much healthier than storebought, which is usually way too sweet for me eeeeewww.
    Have a lovely week! ^^

  6. Such a clever idea to use chia seeds to thicken raw jam. Oh, and beautiful photos!

  7. caileejoy says:

    This looks amazing!! I love how it’s raw and you added chia seeds!! Soooo much healthier than the regular stuff you buy at the market! :)

  8. Josefine, raspberry jam is one of my very, very, very favorite flavors! I love this!!

  9. Chia Jam sounds so good Josephine! I just love the photos! What breath taking landscapes. Now all I need is some good Celtic music and I would be in heaven!! :)

  10. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner says:

    I’ve been wanting to make jam so this is perfect! That red bold color is gorgeous. Jam and yogurt is one of my favorites. :)

  11. Jeri Ann Guth says:

    How long can you store this? can it be frozen?

    • Unfortunately you can’t store it as long as usual jam, since it doesn’t have that much sugar in it. A week in the fridge is good. I actually don’t know if you can freeze it. Sorry. I guess you can. I’ll try that soon and then answer back.

  12. You always have the most beautiful photos! And this jam looks so yummy!

  13. Laurenda says:

    This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it – and with other fruits as well. What a great idea :)

  14. Shutterbug says:

    If I’m not a fan of chia seeds, could I leave them out? Or does it help with the thickening of the jam?

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