This Keto Chia Seed Pudding with berries is not only a filling breakfast but is also a delightful keto snack to get you through the day!
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Keto Chia Seed Pudding
Yummy, yummy, yummy! I love finding and creating recipes that not only double as a meal, but also as a snack! You are in for a treat with this one.
Chia seeds are so versatile when it comes to foods. They are filling, easy to change the consistency, they have a mild flavor (if at all), and can go with just about anything!
Are Chia Seeds Keto?
Chia seeds are most certainly keto! In fact, it is a very common ingredient used in things like smoothies, puddings, sauces, and more. Basically, anything that needs a thickness to it.
Chia seeds are very high in fat, high in fiber, and low in net carbohydrates. A one ounce serving contains about 12g carbohydrates with 10g of fiber, equalling 2g net carbs. Not bad at all! In addition to that, that serving contains about 9g fat and 5g protein.
What Are Chia Seeds?
Believe it or not, chia seeds are a member of the mint family . They are from Salvia hispanica, a desert plant thought to have originated in South America.
Health Benefits of Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are amazingly healthy with some pretty cool health benefits. We've already discussed their macronutrient profile, so now let's dig a little deeper, shall we?
First of all, I was TODAY years old when I found out that chia pets (yes, I am aging myself with that) are made from the seeds of chia seeds. I know, I know, you are probably like "duh".... But I seriously never put that together!
Ok, back to the health benefits of chia seeds (other than their apparent ability to make cute, fluffy plant pets).
Some health benefits include :
- May prevent the development of some chronic diseases
- Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids (and our diets are WAY too heaving with Omega-6, so this is excellent)
- May benefit cardiovascular health
- May positively affect cholesterol and weight loss
All pretty awesome, right?
Do I Need to Soak Chia Seeds?
No, you don't NEED to soak them. But you should. Otherwise they tend to soak up liquid in the gut which isn't a good thing! I like to soak them for just a bit, minimally. For example, my recipe for Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie uses chia seeds and I do not soak them always for a long period of time. But I try to soak them for at least 5 minutes when I am in a hurry.
I do find that soaking them for just a bit is more pleasing for most people and, in general, safer just in case!
How to Make Keto Chia Seed Pudding
Place the frozen mixed berries, almond milk, water and sugar free honey in a blender or food processor, and pulse until smooth.
Mix in the chia seeds and allow to sit in the fridge to thicken.
Once the mixture resembles the thickness of pudding, top with unsweetened coconut flakes, sliced almonds and a few fresh berries for garnish before serving.
Other Chia Seed Recipes You Might Like
- Place the frozen mixed berries, almond milk, water and sugar free honey in a blender or food processor, and pulse until smooth.
- Mix in the chia seeds and allow to sit in the fridge to thicken.
- Once the mixture resembles the thickness of pudding, top with unsweetened coconut flakes, sliced almonds and a few fresh berries for garnish before serving.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 383Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 21gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 16gSugar: 6gProtein: 12g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!