This easy low carb chocolate chia pudding recipe can be made with either regular or dark unsweetened cocoa. It’s a simple dessert that’s super healthy too!
Need a chocolate fix? Who doesn’t. I make this easy low carb chocolate chia pudding often and store in single serving containers to take along to work. It makes a great snack in the morning or a tasty dessert after lunch.
Although I used regular unsweetened cocoa in the chia pudding pictured here, I prefer the bittersweet taste of dark chocolate over milk chocolate so using Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Cocoa is what I like to use for this pudding.
I also prefer the dark cocoa when making my low carb chocolate mousse recipe. Another thing I like to do with this pudding is to whip it up after it’s set.
It get’s pretty thick after sitting overnight in the refrigerator so I’ll sometimes put it in a mixing bowl and beat it with an electric mixer to fluff it up. Totally not necessary, but I find it makes it somewhat creamier.
I’ve been leaning more towards the quick and easy type recipes as the temperatures are finally getting to a point where I’m willing to go outside so I want to minimize the time I spend inside the house preparing food. I also don’t want to have to rely on convenience foods.
If you are looking for some simple low carb foods that require little preparation, I recommend checking out the LC Foods online store. I shop there every few months and just put in another order that has a few more convenience items.
They sell fresh baked bread that includes pizza shells, bagels, and hamburger buns. They are great to freeze and use when you want something quick and easy for dinner.
When I have time on the weekends, I will make up my own low carb bread to freeze, but lately I just don’t have the time so I’ll order some from LC Foods. It may be a little more expensive, but the convenience is worth it for me. They also have some great mixes for simple meals and snacks.
This sugar free chocolate chia pudding is loaded with healthy fiber. I find this tasty chocolate snack really fills me up which keeps me from overeating between meals. It’s almost routine for me to whip up this super easy low carb pudding every weekend.
Low Carb Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe
Chocolate Chia Pudding
- 2 1/2 cups unsweetened almond or coconut milk
- 4 packets stevia or stevia drops to desired sweetness
- 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa I prefer dark
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract optional
Pour almond milk, sweetener, vanilla extract (optional) and cocoa in a small bowl.
Mix with a fork until well combined.
Stir in chia seeds, then stir every 5 minutes for the next 15 minutes.
Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
If desired, beat the pudding with an electric mixer.