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 are that you use 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 and buy the unsweetened!
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!
There are so many ways to add toppings for different flavors and textures. My Favorite toppings are:
- 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?
This chia pudding looks yummy to eat. I will try this recipe sometime soon.
Chia pudding is ah-may-zing!
Kristine Nicole Alessandra
Thank you for reminding us to always keep a healthy diet, especially at this time. I have to stock up on more chia seeds though. Those little seeds pack a whole lot of healthy goodness. We can never be without it in the house.
Yep they are amazing. Worth picking up a bag next time you brave the supermarket!
The chia pudding looks delicious. Thanks for reminding us of its high nutritious value. The recipe is simple and easy to try.
It’s amazingly nutrient dense!
I have recently started my keto diet. Will definitely try this out
Chia is great for keto!
This looks super delicious! I used to make chia pudding with coconut milk and top with fresh fruits and cacao. Your post is reminding me how delicious it is, and to use different nut milks!
The nut milk makes all the difference!
Looks delicious! I normally eat chia pudding with almond milk and nothing else
Oh I like some crunch to mine! I’ve also eaten it with nut milk and peanut butter!
I have heard of chia and some of its benefits but I didn’t know chia pudding was a thing. It’s super easy to make. I think I’d add fruit toppings like banana and strawberries. Not sure how that would go though.
Add whatever you like on top! It’s great with berries and a drizzle of chocolate sauce!
I haven’t tried chia pudding before, but this is something that is good for our health. I must try it for breakfast!
oooh it’s great for breakfast!