Chia pudding is an easy breakfast recipe for when you are tired of the traditional bacon and eggs. This delicious keto chia seed pudding is strawberries and cream flavored and can be made in minutes!
If you are looking for an alternative to the traditional keto breakfast of bacon and eggs, then this keto chia pudding is your solution. Chia pudding is easy to make, and you can prep a lot of it to enjoy all week long.
When placed in liquid, chia seeds undergo expansion, resulting in the formation of a gel-like consistency. Not only do they produce thick puddings, but they can also be employed as a thickener in smoothies. Simply put, this is the reason why keto pudding is made using them.
In this recipe for chia pudding, we have added some very fresh strawberries to give it some taste. At the point where it is combined with the heavy cream, our keto pudding takes on the flavor of strawberries and cream. This keto dish is not only rich and velvety smooth, but it is also mildly sweetened, which means that you can have it either as a breakfast or as a dessert.
How to make keto chia pudding
You can create chia pudding in a few different ways, and the one you choose will depend on how much time you have available.
The chia seeds, when blended, release their thickening agents, which results in a pudding that is instantaneously thick and viscous. This allows you to enjoy your pudding straight away.
Put all of the ingredients into a small mason jar and place it in the refrigerator if you want to make keto chia pudding overnight and if you have the time to do so. The liquid will be absorbed by the chia seeds overnight, causing them to expand.
Crucial components and alternative options
Low-carb milk, such as whipping cream, coconut milk, coconut cream, or almond milk, can be added to this simple pudding to make it more creamy. Heavy cream or nut milk can do this.
This berry chia pudding may be made with either fresh or frozen strawberries. Strawberries are a great ingredient.
Chia seeds are a unique type of seed that is used to ensure that this pudding is thick and creamy. It consists primarily of fiber and has some beneficial fats.
Keto Strawberries And Cream Chia Pudding Ingredients
What are chia seeds?
Fun fact. Chia seeds are a member of the mint family. They come from the desert plant Salvia hispanica and were heavily consumed by the ancient Aztecs.
Chia seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids and are loaded with fiber.
They are the key ingredient to thicken this low-carb pudding. Chia seeds absorb water up to 12 times their weight! Soaked chia seeds slow down digestion which means they make you feel full longer.
Use a blender for quick keto pudding.
The easiest way to make keto chia pudding is to add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. This breaks open the chia seeds so they can absorb liquid right away forming a pudding consistency right away.
If you don’t have a blender, a food processor would work. If you don’t have either of those appliances, you can combine all of your ingredients in a bowl and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator. Your keto pudding won’t be as smooth and your strawberries will be chunky, but it will still taste amazing!