This perfect Keto Chia Pudding recipe takes minutes to make and is a great breakfast, snack or dessert! Top this low carb chia seed pudding with pecans and berries or almond butter and dark chocolate. Each snack-sized serving has only 1 net carb!
How to Make Keto Chia Pudding
This easy-to-make, healthy chia pudding recipe has been a life saver as I’ve delved into a low carb lifestyle! The biggest challenge for me has been having low carb snacks that satisfy my sweet cravings, so I don’t turn to chocolate chips in a weak moment!
Keto pudding takes literally minutes to make. I portion this out when I made it in 2 different sized jars. It’s helpful to me to have a “snack sized” jar at about 100 calories, and a “breakfast sized” jar that has about double and a little extra room for toppings.
Ingredients for Keto Chia Pudding:
- Chia seeds (I buy these in bulk because they are a great addition to any low carb diet).
- Almond milk (unsweetened vanilla is what I typically use). Macadamia nut milk is a great choice as well.
- Keto Sweetener (my favorite is this Monk Fruit Sweetener).
- Coconut Oil or MCT Oil (coconut has a better flavor, so often I add 1/2 coconut oil and 1/2 MCT Oil for the added nutritional boost).
Meal Prep this Low Carb Chia Pudding
This is such a handy snack or breakfast to have on hand! Be sure to also have healthy, low carb toppings, because eating it plain all the time just isn’t as fun.
Chia seeds are great for low carb diets. They are actually quite high in overall carbs. A 1 ounce serving of chia seeds has 12 grams of carbohydrates, but only 2 grams of net carbs, because of the 10 grams of fiber in just a couple tablespoons.
Low carb diets are often lacking in fiber because of the restriction on fruits and vegetables. Adding chia seeds can help alleviate digestion problems caused by a low-fiber diet.
Once you have your chia pudding made, it’s time to pack it in individual servings. I bought small jars to pack my chia pudding in so I have it ready to go when I am hungry, or if I need to take a snack with me.
Create a Low Carb Snack or Meal
My favorite low carb toppings are:
- Pecans, almonds and walnuts
- Almond butter, pecan butter, or sunflower seed butter (be sure to buy unsweetened!)
- Unsweetened coconut
- Raspberries, strawberries and blackberries
- Cocoa nibs or low carb chocolate chips
Keto Chia Pudding
- 3 cups almond milk unsweetened, vanilla
- 2-3 tablespoons monk fruit sweetener or sweetener of choice
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted (or 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 tablespoon MCT oil)
- 1/2 cup chia seeds *see notes
- 1/4 teaspoon flavor extract almond or vanilla, optional
- Add almond milk and sweetener to a blender, and pulse to combine. Drizzle in melted coconut oil while processing to keep coconut oil from clumping.
- Add chia seeds, and pulse. Let sit for 5 minutes, and pulse again. Repeat 2-3 more times until the pudding has started to thicken.
- Pour into jars, and refrigerate to fully thicken. The coconut oil helps the pudding become thicker and creamier when cooled.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Other Chia Seed Recipes:
- Whole30 Chia Pudding, by Sunkissed Kitchen
- Raspberry Chia Jam, by Sunkissed Kitchen
- Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding, by Seasonal Cravings
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