This delicious vanilla keto chia pudding is full of healthy fat and fiber. Find out how quick and easy it is to make a simple treat out of these healthy seeds that you can use for breakfast, grab and go snack cups, or dessert all week long.
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Chia seed pudding is a fantastic breakfast, snack, and even dessert option. It’s sugar free with a net carb count of 4, easy to meal prep for the week ahead, and totally versatile.
There are so many low carb chia pudding recipes out there, too. Some use cocoa powder, others peanut butter or almond butter, and some call for berries or other stir in ingredients.
This is a super easy recipe that uses vanilla and coconut milk to make your chia seed pudding keto compliant while still having a rich and creamy flavor. The best part? Not only is it delicious, but you can literally make it for the week in less than 10 minutes.
Simply mix them with your favorite low carb milk (like the full fat coconut milk used here), sweetener, and flavoring. That’s it!
Are Chia Seeds Healthy For The Keto Diet?
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 (source).
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 helps raise energy levels and many people find they curb hunger to help lose weight.
While they are a trendy superfood, they sure do deliver the goods: healthy fat, beneficial for blood sugar, low carb, and energy infusing. It’s not hard to understand why they’ve become such a big deal!
How To Use Chia Seeds
While these nutritious little seeds are perfect for making keto breakfast pudding, they do so much more, too!!
As A Substitute For Fat
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.
Chia Gel For Thickening
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.
And if you add the gel to scrambled eggs, they’ll be fluffier. Plus you’ll have added some extra protein and healthy fat to your plate.
You can also make chia “eggs” by combining a tablespoon of chia seeds mixed with 2 tablespoons of water and letting them soak. As they do, they create a gel. This is the basic recipe, but some add a bit more water so it’s not as thick.
If you have egg sensitivities this is a great option for low carb baking recipes.
Of course, there’s always a little experimenting involved when trying to do egg free baking. I’ve had a lot of failures over the years and psyllium husks have worked best for me in low carb recipes.
How To Make This Simple Keto Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
This pudding is simple to prepare and super filling. Plus, you’re getting a healthy does of omega-3 fats which helps get the right balance of fatty acids into your body.
So how simple is it, exactly? All you do is combine one of the low carb milk alternatives with the seeds and a little sweetener. Then let the mixture sit for about 3 minutes before stirring them again.
After that, put them into single serve mason jars for easy grab and go snacks! Or you can leave them in a large container and spoon out your portion.
Keep your chia blend in the fridge, air tight, and it will become like a thick pudding in about an hour. They’ll last several days to a week which is why they are so ideal for make ahead food prepping.
Having healthy keto options ready to reach for is what keeps you on track even when temptation hits!
Chia Pudding Add Ins
If you’re looking for ways to jazz up your pudding so that you can make it for the week and still enjoy something different each day, the possibilities are pretty great.
You can sprinkle on unsweetened coconut, crushed almonds, and sugar free chocolate chips for an almond joy inspired pudding.
Add some raspberries or blueberries (or both!) if fresh fruit is in season.
The strawberry sauce that is usually used on cheesecake would also be a delightful topping!
You could also sprinkle it with some pumpkin pie or apple pie spices to give it just a hint of autumn.
Stir in a spoonful of sugar free dehydrated peanut butter and maybe add some Lily’s chocolate for a chocolate peanut butter treat (one of my favorite combos – check out this keto chocolate peanut butter shake)!
This pudding is fabulous all on its own, but it’s also a great base to make up for meal prep for the week and touch up for a treat when you’re craving one.
Simple Keto Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
Adding it to your daily routine is sure give you energy as well as give you a healthy dose of protein and omega-3. If you haven’t made this treat yet, what are you waiting for?
Interested in more keto friendly desserts made with chia seeds to get more omega-3s into your diet? Check out these recipes:
- Strawberry Almond Milk Pudding is perfect for breakfast too!
- Matcha Green Tea Pudding is a great way to change things up.
- Healthy Pumpkin Pudding can be enjoyed all year long.
- Chocolate Chia Pudding can be a nice afternoon treat.
What’s your favorite way to use these healthy low carb seeds?
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Simple Chia Seed Pudding – Vanilla
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- Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl until well blended.
- Let sit for a few minutes and then stir it again.
- Cover and place in refrigerator until thick like pudding.
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