Since going vegan keto in January there are a couple of things I’ve been eating a lot of. Thai curry, raw cabbage, avocado and vegan keto chia pudding. While chia pudding isn’t new, making it vegan and keto requires a couple of switches to the traditional recipes you’ll see online.
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Is it weird that as I’m writing this and editing the photos I’m eating chia pudding? Seriously meta stuff going on right now! Honestly I can’t get enough of this wonder seed!
Why chia is amazing!
Chia is not only good for keto and vegans but everyone. Why? Well they are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids. These are the ones that we need to eat more of! 2 tablespoons of chia has 5g of Omega-3. More than enough for the average person’s RDA. Which is amazing! It’s also a good source of fiber, vitamin K,calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, and selenium.
Sure it may look a little weird. But having it as a chia pudding as a dessert, or even as a main meal can really make it a great way to get in a ton of nutrients and antioxidants. Who knew dessert could be GOOD for you?
Why it works well for vegan keto?
Chia pudding is amazing on a vegan keto diet for so many reasons! It’s LOW CARB which is essential for a keto diet. The high nutrient content makes it a no brainer. One and a half tablespoons gives me almost twice the Omega 3 I need for the day.
The important parts of making the vegan keto chia pudding is that you use a nut milk that is low in carbs. Lately I’m loving the macadamia, almond, cashew milk from Trader Joe’s. I’ve also got some hemp milk I’m waiting to try. Remember that the carb content is going to depend on the type of nut milk you use. Read your labels!
RECIPE: Vegan Keto Chia Pudding
The basics are pretty simple, you really only need 2-3 ingredients. Then your toppings are optional, and interchangeable. This makes it a versatile dessert for the vegan keto diet.
Makes 1 serving
- 1 1/2 TBSPN Chia Seeds
- 1/2 Cup nut milk
- Liquid Sugar Free sweetener (optional)
To make put the chia in a bowl, add the milk, sweetener and mix well. You need to wait at least 15 minutes before servings. Making this recipe couldn’t be easier. Especially if you use the 1 cup Pyrex Snapware dishes! I usually make four at a time and store in the fridge. They store well for up to 5 days, and they get thicker the longer they sit.
Nutritious and delicious dessert
As I said since I started vegan keto this has been one of my favorite desserts. Heck I’ve had it as a meal, just double the recipe. I’ve experimented with lots of different versions and will share specific recipes later. This is just a taste to get you all on the chia train. All aboard!
My Favorite toppings
- Nuts – pecans and walnuts are my favorites
- Hemp Hearts – another power house of nutrition!
- Berries – raspberries/strawberries are my picks for keto.
- Dark Chocolate – Montezuma’s Absolute Black grated on top! Yum!
- Cacao Nibs – for those wanting a little more crunch!
- Have you tried chia pudding?
- Did you know about the benefits of chia?
- What toppings would you add?