Keto Chia Seed Pudding Recipes

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These keto chia seed pudding recipes are a delicious, low-carb breakfast, snack, or dessert you can prep in minutes the night before. You’ll be prepared with healthy make-ahead meals ready to eat or take on the go.

Keto chia seed recipes

Easy Meal Prep Pudding for Breakfast or Dessert

Chia pudding recipes are a dream come true for easy meal prep. Enjoy a bowl of chia seed pudding instead of hot keto cereal in the morning, or finish your meal with a refreshing no-bake dessert.

One serving only consists of two tablespoons of chia seed, so a little goes a long way. (1) First, create the base by soaking the seeds overnight. Then, mix flavorful add-ins and customize the recipe precisely to your liking. 

This way of making pudding is so simple. No wonder chia pudding is such a trendy breakfast option!

Remember when you made oatmeal and soaked the oats overnight? It’s like that, but without the carbs! Oats don’t cut it on a keto diet because they are too high in carbohydrates, but chia seeds do. With only 2 g net carb per serving, how can you say no? (2)

How to Make Keto Chia Pudding

Start the night before by adding the seeds to a jar or bowl and covering them with a liquid. Choose something simple for your first recipe like coconut milk, nut milk, cream, or half and half. After you’ve made chia pudding once, feel free to branch out and use keto hot chocolate, tea, or coffee! 

Give the mix a good stir, wait five to ten minutes, and stir well again. Then, allow it to sit in the fridge overnight.

When the next morning dawns, pop your chia seed bowl out of the fridge and add the final touches with a keto sweetener and toppings. Anything from berries to nut butter and chocolate to matcha is delicious! 

On their own, chia seeds have a neutral flavor which provides a blank slate with more texture than taste. As a result, they are the perfect base for all your favorite flavors.

You can make chia pudding by the bowl or multiple a recipe for enough servings to last all week.

The texture of soaked chia seeds is unlike anything else because the seeds swell and quadruple in size after soaking. I find the final result similar to cooked tapioca.

If you don’t love the bubbly texture, blend the recipe in a blender or with an immersion blender until silky smooth. No problem.

Main Ingredients for Low-Carb Chia Pudding

  1. Chia seed
  2. Liquid for soaking: nut or coconut milk, cream or half and half
  3. Berries
  4. Shredded coconut or nuts
  5. Vanilla extract or keto sweetener

Low-Carb Chia Seed Pudding FAQ and Tips

I’m sure you’ll have some questions if this is your first encounter with chia seeds. Let me answer some common queries about keto-friendly pudding.

Are chia seeds keto-friendly?

Yes, chia seeds are ketogenic. They are a fiber-rich yet, considered low-carb because almost all the carbs come from indigestible fiber. This makes net carbs relatively low.

Can you eat chia pudding on a keto diet?

Chia pudding is a satisfying keto treat because it’s quick to make and also filling. With all the variations, it’s a great low-carb snack, dessert, or breakfast for your keto menu. You can’t go wrong with such easy make-ahead prep.

Is chia pudding keto?

Not all chia pudding recipes are low carb. However, if you follow the recipes I link to here, you won’t have a problem! I’ve reviewed all the recipes myself and promise they won’t ruin your macro goals.

Chia Pudding Recipes for Keto

Kickstart your day with a Chia Seed Pudding full of flavor, protein, and fiber! These magical seeds soak overnight to become a dessert-like breakfast. From Key Lime to Raspberry Almond Milk, these chia puddings will meet your macro goals and more!

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Chai Latte Chia Pudding
Ten minutes is what you need to prep this Chai Latte Pudding. Cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, nutmeg, clove, oh my! This keto pudding is charged with warming spices.
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Keto Strawberries and Cream Chia Pudding
Keto Strawberries and Cream Chia pudding only takes minutes to make. Prepare this creamy pudding with heavy cream or make it vegan with nut milk. This is a perfect breakfast when you want to switch it up from bacon and eggs.
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Key Lime Chia Pudding
Make an ultra-simple Key Lime Chia Pudding with limes, chia, and coconut milk. Keep it ketogenic for breakfast or dessert by serving this delicious pudding. Take this sugar-free treat with you in a container for a snack on the go.
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Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding is Vegan, Gluten-Free, Keto, and absolutely luscious. Not only is it perfect to satiate your sweet tooth, but this chocolate nectar is ready in 10 minutes. The combination of almond milk and chocolate is crazy good.
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Double chocolate mint chip chia pudding in a bowl.
Double Chocolate Mint Chip Chia Pudding
Make a refreshing treat with this Double Chocolate Mint Chip Chia Pudding. First, you’ll think you are indulging in thin mints, and then you’ll laugh when you remember that it’s keto! The cacao gives you an extra boost of energy that is great for breakfast.
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Raspberry Low Carb Keto Chia Pudding
Raspberry, almond milk, and vanilla make a stunning combination in this chia pudding. Plus, the collagen takes it over the top as a beautiful, pink pudding that’s prepped in five minutes!
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Keto Chia Pudding with Peanut Butter
Have a healthy keto and vegan breakfast with Peanut Butter Keto Chia Pudding. It's also decadent enough for dessert! Chia seeds, unsweetened almond milk, and sugar-free monk fruit syrup make it a guilt-free version of the Reese's peanut butter cup.
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Simple Chia Seed Pudding
Five ingredients are all you need for this vanilla chia seed pudding recipe. This pudding is made with coconut cream and heavy cream full of healthy fat and fiber. You'll want to make enough of this sugar-free, sweet treat to have all week long.
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Two glasses of matcha chia pudding.
Matcha Green Tea Chia Pudding
Wake up to Matcha green tea chia pudding with shredded coconut for breakfast or snack. Combine the ingredients the night before and you'll thank yourself the next day. This creamy, vegan dessert with a hint of green tea is made possible thanks to coconut milk. Use a keto sweetener.
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Easy Blueberry Chia Pudding
Blueberry Chia Pudding is creamy and subtly sweet, with lots of blueberry flavor and just a hint of lemon. Prep this pudding in minutes with just four simple ingredients. Rest assured, it’s Paleo, Vegan, and naturally Gluten friendly!
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First published on Feb 8, 2018

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