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?
Chia seed puddings are, by definition, very low in carbs. Chia seeds contain 46% carbs, of which 83% are fiber. As fiber doesn’t count On a low-carb diet – you should count net carbs: carbs takeaway fiber – the amount of net carbs in chia seed is very low.
How to make chia pudding?
Chia seed pudding is an easy breakfast recipe made with only 3 basic ingredients. Let me tell you more about this below.
- Chia seed – you can use white chia seed 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 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.
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 grounded 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 to flavor 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.
Vanilla chia seed pudding
Vanilla is the most classic flavor, the fastest to prepare too, as I am using unsweetened vanilla almond milk from Almond Breeze, which means you need only 3 ingredients to make this flavor.
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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 chocolate sweet 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.
Making the 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.
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. Let me know which one is your favorite, and share your creation with me on Instagram!
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- 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, shake 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, 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 up to 4 days in the sealed glass jar. I don't recommend freezing chia pudding.
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