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A low carb vanilla chia seed pudding that’s full of healthy fat and fiber. Find out how quick and easy it is to make a simple chia seed pudding.
Chia seeds have been getting a lot of positive press lately. They are quite the super food and make a perfect addition to the low carb diet because they are all fiber.
These seeds help control blood sugar levels by slowing the conversion of starches to sugar and they are packed with omega-3. The complete protein in chia seeds help raise energy levels and many people find they curb hunger to help lose weight.
You can even use chia seeds as a substitute for fat when baking to reduce calories and add fiber. They have no taste so they can be added to food without changing the flavor. However, they are probably best known for making a simple chia seed pudding.
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Chia seeds are often mixed with water to create a gel. Chia gel is made by mixing 9 parts water to 1 part Chia seeds.
The gel can be kept in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. It makes a great addition to smoothies and yogurt, but it can also be used when cooking and baking.
My low carb flax bread uses the gel in the recipe. I plan to experiment a little and see how I can use these high fiber seeds in other low carb recipes.
I’ve been taking this simple chia seed pudding to work. It makes a tasty morning snack. My coworkers think it’s a little strange. And they do start chanting the cha.. cha… cha.. chia jingle.
Interested in getting the benefits of chia beyond pudding? Check out this collection for more healthy low carb recipes using these super nutritious seeds.
Simple Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
Simple Chia Seed Pudding - Vanilla
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup full fat coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk (see note)
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 4 packets stevia or equivalent low carb sweetener to taste
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup chia seeds see note
Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl until well blended.
Let sit for a few minutes and then stir it again.
Cover an place in refrigerator until thick like pudding.
If using almond milk, you may need to up the chia seeds to 1/2 cup.
Makes 4 servings
Net carbs per serving: 2 g