This Raspberry Almond Chia Pudding makes the perfect low carb breakfast or snack. The recipe can easily be adapted for a vegan or even paleo diet.
Seriously, that's all I hear in my head when I hear the word chia. Growing up in the 90's - during the height of the chia pet craze (ok, craze is too strong of a word, but I'm going with it) I would have never in a billion years imagined that people would be eating chia seeds.
But alas here we are, and they are a pretty common find at even the most rural grocery stores.
If you've never eaten chia seeds, then let me fill you in. They are tiny seeds, that get a gelatinous exterior when they get wet. They kind of remind me of crunchy tapioca.
Because they swell they make an awesome thickener for puddings and jelly's. On top of all that they pack a major nutritional punch. 2 tbsp of chia contains more potassium then a banana, 5 times the calcium of milk, 100% more omega 3's then salmon, plus they are a great source of protein!
One of the foods that I miss the most from my pre-keto days is yogurt. I used to make overnight oats for breakfast almost every single day and I never got tired of them.
This Raspberry Almond Chia pudding is quickly beginning to take the place of my oats. It has all the same qualities that made the oats my go-to.
They are AMAZING for meal prep, and will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. If you work a typical 5 day work week, make a big batch of this on Sunday night and you will have them for the entire week!
They are also great because they fit with pretty much any dietary restriction that you can imagine depending upon the protein powder that you choose. I have linked to the one I use below, but there are some great vegan and paleo proteins out there too.
I have intentionally left this recipe pretty low in the sweetness. I typically don't add any sweetener besides what is in the protein powder, but you can add a few drops of liquid stevia to suit your taste.
Be sure to check out these other great recipes from This Mom's Menu:
- Fruit Pizza | Keto, No Added Sugar
- Berry Rhubarb Jam | No Added Sugar
- Orange Cherry Muffins | Keto, Gluten Free
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Raspberry Almond Chia Pudding | Keto, Vegan
- Evenly distribute the ingredients between 2 small containers with tightly fitting lids. (I like to use small canning jars with plastic lids)
- Place the lids onto the containers and ensure that they are tightly sealed.
- Shake vigorously to mix all the ingredients.
- Allow to sit in the refrigerator for at least 5 hours before eating.
The nutrition information listed here is only an estimate and is simply provided as a courtesy. It nor any other information within this post should constitute medical or nutritional advice. Be sure to read all packaging and ingredient labels for potential allergens.