Low carb chia pudding

Low carb chia pudding

This sweet, low carb chia pudding is wonderful for breakfast - or a snack or dessert. Prepare the night before; that way, in the morning, you are all set. The proof is in the pudding!

Low carb chia pudding

This sweet, low carb chia pudding is wonderful for breakfast - or a snack or dessert. Prepare the night before; that way, in the morning, you are all set. The proof is in the pudding!
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup 240 ml unsweetened, canned coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp vanilla extract
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Instructions

  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a glass bowl or jar. Mix well.
  2. Cover, place in the fridge to let gel overnight (or for at least 4 hours). Before you dig in, check to be sure the pudding has thickened and the chia seeds have gelled.
  3. Serve the pudding with cream, coconut milk or some fresh or frozen berries.

Tip from our Dietitian

If enjoying this chia pudding for breakfast we recommend increasing the protein for a more filling and nutritious meal.

If you tolerate dairy could could add 2 tbsp whey protein isolate per serving.

If you don't eat dairy products, eat a couple of eggs on the side.

Spice it up!

For a different flavor, try adding some cinnamon, cardamom, unsweetened cocoa powder, dry matcha tea or nut butter to your chia pudding. The possibilities are endless!

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104 comments

  1. Katie
    This is my favorite comment.
  2. tylinds
    I had the same issue when using almond milk. I was so disappointed. I really don’t care for the coconut milk, and heavy cream is so delicious, but more fat than I’d like.
  3. Gracie
    Why isn’t mine thickening I’ve decided to freeze it and eat it as Ice cream Let’s see how that works
    Reply: #104
  4. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Why isn’t mine thickening I’ve decided to freeze it and eat it as Ice cream Let’s see how that works

    I am sorry that it didn't thicken as expected, I hope it works well for you as ice cream!

  5. Koolkat
    Carb manager has graded this B, which is to limit and carbs 10g, fats 65g, protein 9g and 675 calories. It's in the fridge for tomorrow, hoping it's worth it....
    Reply: #108
  6. sdudley649
    This is one of my favourite‘ go-to’ breakfasts to take to work on non-fasting days. I have found the can that doesn’t ‘slop’ when shaken works better. I scoop out the solid cream from one 400ml can (makes 2 cups) and put in a jug, then pour in the coconut water and use a hand whisk to blend. I add the chia seeds and vanilla extract, whisk all ingredients, pouring 1 cup each into two mason jars and pop in the fridge overnight. When I grab them for work the next morning they are nicely set, I add 1/4 cup of frozen berries (adding to the carb count). By the time I’m ready to eat, the berries have defrosted leaving a lovely juicy, tasty, filling breakfast.
    Reply: #107
  7. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    This is one of my favourite‘ go-to’ breakfasts to take to work on non-fasting days. I have found the can that doesn’t ‘slop’ when shaken works better. I scoop out the solid cream from one 400ml can (makes 2 cups) and put in a jug, then pour in the coconut water and use a hand whisk to blend. I add the chia seeds and vanilla extract, whisk all ingredients, pouring 1 cup each into two mason jars and pop in the fridge overnight. When I grab them for work the next morning they are nicely set, I add 1/4 cup of frozen berries (adding to the carb count). By the time I’m ready to eat, the berries have defrosted leaving a lovely juicy, tasty, filling breakfast.

    I find it interesting that my husband also prefers his berries from frozen rather than fresh for the same reason. Great job being mindful of the added carbs!

  8. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Carb manager has graded this B, which is to limit and carbs 10g, fats 65g, protein 9g and 675 calories. It's in the fridge for tomorrow, hoping it's worth it....

    This is a moderate low carb recipe, so carbs are a bit higher than usual. Make sure to calculate the nutritional value based on the ingredients you use.

  9. E
    What is 21% fat canned coconut milk? We have regular and "lite" canned coconut milk in North America. For the brand that is most available where I am, regular has 12g of fat per 1/3 cup serving, and "lite" has 5g per 1/3 cup serving. Which one is best to use? Both have 1g of carbs in that 1/3-cup serving. Thanks!
    Reply: #110
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What is 21% fat canned coconut milk? We have regular and "lite" canned coconut milk in North America. For the brand that is most available where I am, regular has 12g of fat per 1/3 cup serving, and "lite" has 5g per 1/3 cup serving. Which one is best to use? Both have 1g of carbs in that 1/3-cup serving. Thanks!

    You can use either one! The one with 12g fat may make a slightly thicker pudding. 7g fat per 1/3c serving isn't likely to affect the macros for the recipe too much.

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