Keto chia pudding is a creamy, rich pudding that I usually make overnight to have it ready for breakfast.
What is Keto Chia Seed pudding?
Chia Seed Pudding is a delicious and healthy keto breakfast or dessert that has many health benefits.
I usually make this super simple recipe with any unsweetened dairy-free milk, chia seeds, high-quality cocoa powder and vanilla extract.
You can add keto approved sweeteners, but sometimes I prefer to enjoy it plain, so I can taste the rich chocolate and subtle vanilla flavor.
What are the benefits of chia seeds?
The Aztec warriors and Mayans used chia seeds as a sustainable source of energy and endurance. In fact, chia is the Mayan word for “strength”.
These tiny seeds pack many key nutrients that contribute to a better health.
Almost all the carbohydrates in chia seeds are fiber which makes them a perfect food in the ketogenic diet. Fiber is not digested in the body and doesn’t impact the blood sugar.
How many carbs are in the keto chia pudding?
Using my recipe you’ll get a huge breakfast serving that has only 2g net carbs.
- 138 calories
- 4.69 grams protein
- 8.71 grams fat (5 of which are Omega-3s)
- 11.94 grams carbohydrates of which 9.8 grams fiber
- 18% of the RDA calcium
- 20% of the RDA magnesium
- 27% of the RDA Phosphorus
To make this easy keto breakfast, you will need some simple healthy ingredients:
- coconut milk
- chia seeds
- vanilla extract
- cocoa powder
- keto approved sweetener to taste
This recipe is a staple for me, I make it at least 3 times a week. It keeps me full for hours and helps with digestion due to the high fiber content.
The coconut milk gives a creamy texture and helps the chia seeds gel. Feel free to use any dairy-free unsweetened milk like almond milk, cashew milk or walnut milk.
Chia seeds can absorb up to 9 times their weight in liquid. For this recipe, I used 1:4 ratio, meaning 1/4 cup chia seeds to 1 cup liquids. I think that this way you will get the right pudding consistency, not to thick and not too liquid.
For the toppings, you can simply sprinkle some cinnamon or add a few berries.
This recipe can be used for those who are vegan and do a ketogenic diet, paleo diet or are intolerant to dairy. It provides healthy fats, low in carbohydrates and has high-quality protein.
If you try this recipe, please let me know in the comments below or take a picture and tag it #LowCarbSpark on Instagram.
Simple Chocolate Keto Chia Seed Pudding
- Mix all the ingredients in a glass or a jar.
- Place it in the refrigerator and let it sit for at least 4 hours.
- Stir the chia pudding a few times after to help it get evenly.
It can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.