Add strawberries, water and sweetener (if using) in a sauce pan and simmer on a moderate heat for about 10 minutes or until berries are soft enough to mash. If using fresh strawberries you may need to simmer for longer and add a tiny little more water to the pan.
Mash the strawberries with a fork to remove lumps then stir in the chia seeds and a squeeze of lemon juice. Allow to cool before serving.
Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Taste before you add any additional sweetener.
Raspberries can be used in this recipe. Simply switch out the strawberries for fresh or frozen raspberries and follow the instructions as per the recipe above or check out the recipe for<a href="https://ketohh.com/raspberry-chia-jam-spread/"> Raspberry Chia Jam Spread </a>.
Hulled chopped strawberries or frozen strawberries can be used in this recipe. Chop strawberries into smaller pieces so they cook more quickly as strawberries are quite a dense berry.For a wonderful Scone recipe to go with this recipe, as per the photo, check out this recipe for Low Carb Scones