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How To Make Healthy Homemade Strawberry Jam

Written by Liz Brown

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I always felt super intimidated to make jelly or jam. In theory it kind of sounds like it would be simple– “fruit, sugar, juice? Easy peasy!” But then… “uhhh pectin? What the heck is that? Okay you lost me”…. Anyone else? Or is that just me? 🤦🏽‍♀️

Call me old fashioned, but I always assumed making homemade strawberry jam and jelly was something you did once you became a grandma… silly thought, I know! But if you’ve ever attempted to make homemade jam before then you know how it can be a tedious task. (Which is probably why well-equipped grannies from all over the globe flock to the job.) 👵🏼  #GranniesForTheWin!  

Another issue I seem to run into whenever I get a hankerin’ for some jam is that my heart nearly stops beating the second I’m brave enough to glance at the nutrition and food label! If you’re audacious enough to take a peek yourself, you’ll notice a lot of the mixtures that are found in most supermarkets (that don’t cost $10/jar) are packed with high-fructose corn syrup and strange ingredients that can potentially raise eyebrows 🤔 . Who knew that healthy jam would be so hard to come by these days!

But after lots of research, I’ve discovered a solution: a healthy homemade strawberry jam recipe that’s easy as pie 😉  So for all you jam and jelly lovers who simply can’t live without the deliciously sweet fruit spread, fear not! I Got’chu.

homemade strawberry jam

Tips For Making Homemade Strawberry Jam

This homemade strawberry jam recipe is a lot healthier than most for a few reasons. The first being there is no artificial sweetener, only natural. It’s also packed with protein! Yes, protein! How? Well, we actually boost this recipe with Super Youth, our premier hydrolyzed collagen peptide supplement!

Collagen is a natural protein in our bodies that help keep pretty much everything together. From our skin, hair, and nails, to our joints, gut, and bones! Collagen is crucial for keeping you looking and feeling younger than ever!

What’s great about Super Youth collagen is that it is an odorless and flavorless powder that can be mixed with any food or hot or cold beverage!

But before you get started on making your jam, there’s just a few notes about this recipe:

  1. We made a traditional homemade strawberry jam but you can use any fruit you’d like with this recipe.
  2. To ensure your healthy jam has a strong fruit flavor, cut your fruit into smaller pieces prior to measuring. This will eliminate any open spaces in the measuring cup when using any larger fruits.
  3. Feel free to swap out the chia seeds for another type of seed if you choose. The seeds help keep the consistency thick and also add a boost of nutrients!
  4. Make sure you only use a hydrolyzed collagen peptide, like Super Youth. Partially hydrolyzed collagen doesn’t digest fully into your bloodstream making it difficult for your body to process. 

homemade strawberry jam with collagen on a bagel

Homemade Strawberry Jam

If you want a healthy jam that isn't packed with added sugar or extra calories then give this 4-ingredient homemade strawberry jam recipe a try! You'll be shocked to discover our secret ingredient!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Serving Size: 1 Jar


  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 2 tbs chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 scoops of SkinnyFit Super Youth Collagen


  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender for 30 seconds
  2. Transfer to a small pot and heat on low until the mixture bubbles
  3. Pour into a glass jar, let cool, and store in the fridge
  4. Use on breads, pastries, or in our Collagen Protein Donuts!

About The Author

Liz Brown

Fitness & Nutrition Expert (CPT., FNS.)

Liz is a health & wellness expert, writer, and editor with over a decade of experience in the fitness & nutrition industry. She emphasizes research and simplifies complex topics to help make healthy living simple and sustainable. When she isn't researching and writing, she's sharing delicious recipes, easy DIYs, and home decor tips on her blog and social media.

More from Liz, visit: Personal Blog, TikTok, Instagram


  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer(since 2012)
  • NASM Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist (since 2014)
  • Credentialed Coach Practitioner, Coach Training Academy
  • B.A. Liberal Studies (Health & Nutrition Sciences)
  • A.A. Liberal Arts (STEM)

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