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Keto Chia Pudding (3 Ingredients)

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The Keto Chia Pudding is an easy 3-ingredient keto breakfast recipe.

Bonus, it’s easy to make in different flavors: vanilla, chocolate, almond joy, or coconut lime, choose your favorite and start the day with something sweet!

What’s A Keto Chia Pudding?

A Keto Chia Seed Pudding is the low-carb version of the classic chia pudding, making it a keto-friendly and healthy breakfast.

One hundred grams of chia seeds contains 42 grams of carbs, of which a whopping 34 grams are fiber.

As fiber doesn’t count On a low-carb diet, the number of net carbs in chia seeds is very low, about 8 grams per 100 grams.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Keto chia pudding is one of my favorite keto-friendly breakfasts because it’s:

  • Gluten-Free
  • Made with 3 Ingredients
  • Under 10 minutes of Prep
  • Low-Carb
  • Keto-Friendly
  • Egg-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Vegan

How To Make Keto Chia Pudding

Keto Chia Seed Pudding is an easy breakfast recipe made with only 3 basic ingredients.

Let me tell you more about this below.

Ingredients

  • Chia Seeds – you can use white chia seeds or black chia seeds, both work. There’s no nutritional difference between them. It’s only aesthetic preference. If you don’t like black grey lumps, choose the white one.
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk.  Almond Milk doesn’t contain lactose, the natural sugar occurring in milk. Therefore it’s the best option to avoid carbs and sugar in your pudding.
  • Sugar-free Crystal Sweetener. There are many keto-friendly sweetener options like a blend of Monk fruit Stevia or a blend of erythritol stevia. Alternatively, you can also use stevia drops. However, pure stevia must be used in a smaller amount of 2-4 drops, as it’s highly concentrated and adds bitterness.
How to make Chia Pudding?

Flavoring Chia Pudding

I absolutely adore pudding with chia! Earlier in the year, I shared with you my ground chia seed chocolate pudding recipe, a delicious creamy low-carb breakfast pudding with no lumps.

It took me some time to appreciate the texture of soaked chia seed, but now that I do, I created 4 amazing pudding flavors that I am sharing with you today.

How to make chia seed pudding?
Keto chia pudding with almond milk

Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

Vanilla is the most classic flavor, and the fastest to prepare too, as I am using unsweetened vanilla almond milk, which means you need only 3 ingredients to make this flavor.

Their Vanilla almond milk has no sugar, a delicious vanilla flavor, and a creamy texture. I like this milk option as it avoids the use of vanilla essence that often contains alcohol.

Alcohol doesn’t evaporate in no-bake recipes and has a weird flavor, plus it’s not good for your health either.

I love to top up my vanilla pudding with peanut butter, chopped sugar-free dark chocolate, and fresh raspberries.

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

I am a chocolate lover. If you are one, too, you will love this chocolate chia seed pudding with almond milk.

It’s creamy, and it has the perfect, sweet chocolate flavor you’re expecting using only unsweetened cocoa powder.

I love to top up my chocolate chia seed pudding with chopped sugar-free chocolate or 85% cocoa dark chocolate and sliced almonds.

Chocolate chia pudding
Almond joy chia seed pudding

Almond Joy 

I am sure there are many almond joy lovers around here! One reason I created this recipe flavor is that I have been a lover of almond joy bars in the past.

Obviously, since I don’t eat sugar anymore, I don’t eat those bars.

As a result, I love to create recipes that remind me of the flavor of my favorite food, like this pudding.

This almond joy pudding has all the flavors of coconut, almond, and chocolate you expect.

I love to top up my almond joy pudding with slivered almonds, sugar-free chocolate chips, and unsweetened shredded coconut.

Coconut Lime 

On the other hand, I also love fresh tropical flavors for breakfast.

So this coconut lime pudding is my option for summer.

I love to top up the coconut lime pudding with lime zest and unsweetened coconut.  I hope you guys enjoy all these delicious flavors.

lemon chia pudding keto

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Almond Milk Keto?

Almond Milk is a very good replacement for regular cow milk if you are on a keto diet or low-carb diet. It is made by simply soaking ground almonds in water.

Because almonds naturally contain very few carbs, standard unsweetened Almond Milk has only 1.4g of net carbs per cup, which means you can safely have a couple of cups without leaving ketosis.

How Many Carbs Are In Keto Chia Pudding?

One serving of this keto chia pudding with almond milk comes with only 1.8 grams of net carbs per serving.

Let me know which flavor is your favorite, and share your creation with me on Instagram!

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Low carb chia seed pudding almond milk

Keto Chia Seed Pudding With Almond Milk

1.8gNet Carbs
This Keto Chia Pudding with Almond Milk is made with only 3 simple ingredients to start the day with a bunch of plant-based protein, few carbs, and healthy omega-3. 
Prep: 10 minutes
Resting time 6 minutes
Total: 16 minutes
Yield: 2 puddings
Serving Size: 1 pudding
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Ingredients

Vanilla chia seed pudding

  • 3 tablespoons Chia Seeds
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated Sweetener monk fruit stevia blend or erythritol stevia blend

Chocolate chia seed pudding

  • 3 tablespoons Chia Seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated Sweetener monk fruit stevia blend or erythritol stevia blend
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Almond joy chia seed pudding

Coconut lime chia seed pudding

  • 1 tablespoon Granulated Sweetener monk fruit stevia blend or erythritol stevia blend
  • 3 tablespoons Chia Seeds
  • ½ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • ½ cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons Lime Juice juice of 1 lime
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Instructions

  • Start the recipe the day before, or at least 6-8 hours before eating. 
  • Choose the chia seed pudding flavors you want to make and prepare in a glass mason jar for each flavor (minimum 2 cups, 500 ml volume).
  • Start adding the ingredients in this order: chia seeds, sugar-free sweetener, other dry ingredients, and unsweetened milk at last.
  • Close the jar and shake it until all the seeds are evenly distributed into the liquid.
  • Place the jar in the fridge. 
  • I recommend checking the pudding after 30 minutes, opening it, and giving it a good stir to prevent the seeds from coagulating at the bottom of the jar. 
  • Close the jar and leave it in the fridge for a minimum of 6 hours or overnight. 
  • The next day serve 1/2 of the jar as a breakfast or 1/4 of the jar as a snack/dessert.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings like nut butter, slivered almonds, sliced almonds, sugar-free chocolate chips, lime zest, or unsweetened coconut.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 4 days in the sealed glass jar. I don't recommend freezing chia pudding.

Notes

Nutrition panel is for one serve of the vanilla chia seed pudding. One jar/recipe makes 2 servings. 

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Serving Size: 1 pudding
Yield: 2 puddings
Serving: 1puddingCalories: 105kcal (5%)Carbohydrates: 8.4g (3%)Fiber: 6.6g (28%)Net Carbs: 1.8gProtein: 3.6g (7%)Fat: 7g (11%)Saturated Fat: 0.6g (4%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 1.2gTrans Fat: 0.1gSodium: 165.4mg (7%)Potassium: 73.3mg (2%)Sugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 9.7IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 263.6mg (26%)Iron: 1.4mg (8%)Magnesium: 60.3mg (15%)Zinc: 0.8mg (5%)
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

Browse all my recipes with my Recipe Index.

I hope that you too find the recipes you love on Sweet As Honey!

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    24 Thoughts On Keto Chia Pudding (3 Ingredients)
  1. 5 stars
    This sounds just what I am looking for I love the Mediterranean & the keto also, I’m looking to starting anew again, my husband passed away & I couldn’t eat now I’m eating a lot of sweets& trying to get back where I was

  2. These look awesome! Could you add protein powder to any of these for a boost in protein? If so, would you need to alter the amount of almond milk? Can’t wait to make them!

    • Yes, probably but note that adding protein powder to liquid thickened up the mix! You may have to balance with more almond milk to adjust texture to your liking, not sure how much as each protein powder absorbent liquid differently. Enjoy! XOXO Carine

  3. Looking forward to trying this out …I’ll be heading off to Briscoes to get some jars tomorrow, and some Chia seeds and other bits and pieces from the Supermarket on the way home.

  4. That Almond Breeze you linked to and this is sponsored by has carrageenan in it, which is not a healthy ingred. Thanks for the recipes. I will use them with healthier almond milk.

    • I live in New Zealand and I bought them from a store called Briscoes. Not sure it helps if you are outside NZ, but they are great to store food for long. Enjoy the recipe, XOXO Carine

  5. The recipe says that the vanilla pudding has 17 carbs, but when I put it into the Carb Master app, the ingredients seem to be only 3 carbs. Am I doing something wrong?

    • It depends of which one you intend to make. If you do the classic one that includes only chia seed, unsweetened almond milk yes the net carbs per serve is 4g. But if you add some other ingredients like cocoa powder for the chocolate version, or desiccated coconut the carbs get higher. Also note that the blog nutrition panel shows carbs as total carbs then fiber. Or your apps shows net carbs (which is what you are supposed to count on keto diet). But it means that in all my recipes you must do the maths to get the net carbs it is total carbs takeaway fiber. Hope it makes sense, I will update the panel for the classic pudding to make things easier for all. Enjoy, XOXO Carine

  6. So disappointed! I craved pudding, and found the pudding recipe with Chia seeds and unsweetened vanilla almond milk. It’s been almost 30 hours, and it is still not set up. What did I do wrong?

    • You may have some issue with your chia seeds, too old or you didn’t shake the jar well to bring them in contact with the liquid. It is the only way it could not work, it is a pretty simple recipe and 3 tablespoons of chia seeds always create a pudding like texture when in contact with 1 cup of liquid. I hope you get better result next time. XOXO Carine.

      • If you place all the ingredients in a blender and blend for about 3 minutes (I pulverize them) it will thicken up right there in the blender about 80% of the way and it will continue to increase in thickness in the fridge in a few hours. I also use 2-3 Tablespoons of Monfruit sweetener (granules) in mine. It is a matter of taste and the particular brand one uses. If one opts not to use the blender method then in my experience it requires whisking the ingredients for several minutes before refrigerating overnight.

    • Vanilla and strawberry is a perfect combo! Thanks for trying my recipes and sharing with me your lovely feedbacks. XOXO Carine.

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