Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding
You can’t go wrong when combining the flavors of chocolate, almonds, and coconut… Chia seeds also help you feel better satisfied, which can help with feelings of hunger between meals.
Chia seeds also work very well to help with the insulin level staying balanced in your body. They are very high in fiber making their net carb count extremely low! In fact Aztec warriors relied on them for energy.
This easy recipe doesn’t require any cooking at all. It just needs a few hours rest in the refrigerator to give the chia seeds time to plump up. These also will last for 4 or 5 days in the fridge.
The Different Types of Chia Seeds:
When most people think about Chia seeds, do you think of those little tiny black seeds. But did you know there are actually multiple types of chia seeds?
The two main types of Chia seeds are black and white. They both have the same nutritional value, they’re just different colors! The benefit of changing the colors up is basically just how the Chia pudding‘s look. The white Chia seeds can actually be hard to find so you might have to get them online if that’s what you’re interested in.
Reasons to make this yummy pudding:
- Seriously pudding-like
- Naturally sweetened
- Loaded with nutrients
- & easy
Make this the night before for a decadent breakfast or mid-day snack. Or prep it in the morning for a hands-off, simple dessert to unwind from the day.
You can’t go wrong either way! And it lasts for a few days in the fridge – if you can resist sneaking spoonfuls that long.
Making simple pudding taste great
Here are some add-in ideas:
Nut butters: With her used as a topping, as a layer, or stirred into the mixture… almond butter peanut butter, or any other keto friendly nut butter would be great here.
Fruit: fruit is another way to totally change up the flavors of your Chia pudding, and also can add a bit of sweetness and more nutrients. Berries would be very lovely here.
Spices & extracts: this is a place where you can really have some fun… Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla, cardamom, etc. all are amazing ways to add a punch of flavor to your pudding. I used almond extract in mine for a yummy amaretto taste, but any flavor that goes with chocolate would be fabulous.
CJ’S FOLLOW-UP TASTE TEST:
This little easy to make dessert was great! We got our bag of chia seeds from Costco and they will probably last for the rest of our lives. This really is easy to make and the garnishments really make it fancy, but it’s good either way. We actually made two batches of this, just to make it easier to film the recipe and not have to wait. That really is the only downside of the recipe, is the waiting but it is worth it. Also keep in mind that this dessert is packed with fiber. We hope you enjoy it.
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Almond Joy Chia seed Pudding
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk unsweetened
- 1/2 heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 coconut flakes unsweetened(divided)
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup natural sweetener
- 1 tsp coconut or almond extract
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 2 TB butter roasted almonds
- 1/4 cup sugar-free chocolate chips garnish
- Combine almond milk, a quarter cup of the coconut flakes, cocoa powder, natural sweetener, and extract in a blender. Mix until the ingredients are well combined.
- Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add the Chia seeds and whisk for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Transfer the pudding to four individual serving cups and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
- Garnish with almonds, remaining coconut And chocolate chips, if desired, before serving.
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