The Chocolate chia seed pudding with almond milk is one of the best healthy breakfast to start the day. Bonus, this chia seed pudding recipe is sugar-free and dairy-free too A vegan keto pudding with only 3.7 grams net carbs per serve.
What is a chocolate chia seed pudding?
A chocolate chia seed pudding is a healthy breakfast recipe combining chia seeds and milk to create a smooth, creamy breakfast bowl.
It has a similar texture to tapioca pudding, it’s creamy with slimy round bites of seeds. However, puddings made of chia are healthier than the ones made of tapioca pearls. Indeed, the chia seeds are super seeds!
They contain almost no carbs, lots of vitamins, and fiber. Chia seeds are also loaded with 34 grams of fiber per 100 grams.
In fact, that’s this high amount of fiber that provides the amazing properties of chia seeds. They are highly liquid-absorbent and double in size when soaked in water or milk, creating a creamy, silky smooth texture like pudding.
How to make chia seed pudding?
Chocolate pudding with chia is a very easy 4-ingredient recipe. The only difference from one recipe to another is the chia pudding ratio and milk used in the recipe.
As a main rule, if you want to get a silky smooth texture, you must use 1/4 cup of chia seeds per 1 1/4 cup of milk or 45 grams of chia seeds per 300 ml of milk.
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In this chocolate pudding recipe, we use unsweetened dairy-free milk to limit calories, carbs, and sugar. All you need to make this delicious chocolate chia seed pudding is:
- Chia seeds – you can use either black or white chia seeds, it’s up to you, they have the same properties.
- Unsweetened almond milk – I love to use unsweetened vanilla almond milk from Almond Breeze. Indeed, this dairy-free milk contains no sugar added and just a few calories. It’s a great addition to a healthy breakfast.
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
How does a chia seed pudding taste?
Chia seeds are very bland in flavor, they mainly had a slimy texture to breakfast and desserts. If you are not a big fan of the viscous texture of the super seeds, you can grind them.
Grinding the chia seeds into a powder will essentially remove the slimy seed texture. Also, it will create smoother, creamier pudding more like a keto dessert.
But, hey who will complain about dessert for breakfast right? Of course, the chia seed ratio in my ground chocolate chia seed pudding is different as the ground chia seeds are more water-absorbent.
More chia pudding recipe flavors
This pudding recipe is perfect to start the day on a vegan keto diet. Most of the carbs in chia are fiber. Therefore, one serve of this breakfast bowl has only 6.9 grams of net carbs. I’ve listed below many different kinds of keto pudding recipes from the blog. Just follow the link to give them a go!
- Almond Joy – a delicious combo of coconut, vanilla, and chocolate chips.
- Coconut lime – a fresh summer pudding with coconut milk, lime zest, and lime juice.
- Ground chia – a smooth ground chia seed pudding with chocolate flavor.
- Peanut butter – for the peanut butter lovers, a silky smooth pudding with ground chia seeds.
- Vanilla – vanilla almond milk pudding is the easiest recipe delicious with any toppings.
Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding Almond Milk
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- 1 teaspoon Cocoa nibs
- ¼ cup Fresh Strawberries
- 2 tablespoons Unsweetened whipped coconut cream or heavy cream
- In a glass mason jar, add the chia seeds, unsweetened cocoa powder, erythritol, and unsweetened almond milk.
- Close the jar and shake vigorously to combine all the ingredients.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Open the jar, give a good stir with a fork to prevent the seeds from sticking together and forming lumps. Close the jar and shake vigorously again for about 20 seconds.
- Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight before serving.
- When ready to eat, serve in an individual serving bowl with extra unsweetened whipped cream, cocoa nibs and fresh berries on top.
- Can be stored in the fridge in a glass mason jar for up to 1 week.
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