You'll love this low carb strawberry chia pudding with almond milk. The fruity flavor is very refreshing and it's a tasty way to get the benefits of chia seeds.
I was looking for an easy treat to make this weekend. It had to taste good and be a cinch to make. And, it had to use ingredients I had on hand.
After a quick look at what I had available in the kitchen, I came up with a yummy low carb strawberry chia pudding with almond milk. Our strawberry plants aren't producing yet, but I had some frozen strawberries in the freezer.
For this tasty treat, you'll need a handful of basic ingredients. I used almond milk, chia seeds, lemon juice, frozen strawberries, and low carb sweeteners. One of the sweeteners also provides vanilla flavor so if you only have plain sweeteners, you'll want some vanilla extract too.
I've done a lot of chia pudding in the past, but I never thought to add fruit. Not really sure why, but berries are a nice complement to chia seeds. I used strawberries, but any berries work just as well. When the blueberries start to come in here, I'll have to give them a try in the recipe.
I thought about pureeing the frozen strawberries, but ended up chopping them up instead. That way, there are chunks of fruit in the strawberry chia pudding with almond milk. I also limited the amount of fruit so there isn't a lot of fructose in each serving.
If you have a nut allergy, you can sub out the almond milk. Really, any low carb milk beverage is suitable for the recipe. I may have to try coconut milk next time as I love the coconut flavor.
I thought this low carb strawberry chia pudding with almond milk made a nice breakfast at work. And, the chia seeds are very filling so I wasn't hungry until lunch time.
I may even try putting these in small cups for our summer parties. A lot of people are into healthy eating now so I bet they would go. They do look rather cute topped with the strawberry pieces.
If you look at the total carbs, the number does appear to be high. But, you need to remember that chia seeds are all fiber so they shouldn't cause an insulin spike.
Chia seeds are high in omega-3 fats which many people fall short on in their diet. The standard American diet tends to be too high in omega-6.
Low Carb Strawberry Chia Pudding with Almond Milk
Although pudding is my favorite, chia is also great for making low carb jam.
Strawberry Almond Milk Chia Pudding
- In medium bowl, stir chia seeds into almond milk.
- Add in sweetener(s), lemon juice, and strawberries.
- Mix all ingredients well.
- Stir every 5 minutes for the next 15 minutes.
- Divide into serving dishes and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Array ( [serving_size] => 184 [calories] => 111 [carbohydrates] => 10.8 [protein] => 4.4 [fat] => 1.8 [saturated_fat] => 0.7 [cholesterol] => 0 [sodium] => 91 [fiber] => 7.8 [sugar] => 2.3 )
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