Can I Make Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding Ahead of Time?
What are chia seeds?
Chia is the edible seed of Salvia hispanica, a flowering plant in the mint family (Lamiaceae) native to Central America, or of the related Salvia columbariae of the southwestern United States and Mexico. Chia seeds are oval and gray with black and white spots, having a diameter around 1 millimetre (0.04 in). The seeds are hydrophilic, absorbing up to 12 times their weight in liquid when soaked and developing a mucilaginous coating that gives chia-based creams and beverages a distinctive gel texture. Source: Wikipedia
Can chia seeds help you lose weight?
This is debatable. They have a lot of fiber and can help you feel fuller longer. So as part of a healthy way of eating there are benefits to chia seeds. But, they aren't a magic diet pill. Adding chia pudding to an unhealthy diet won't do much good.
What texture is keto chocolate chia pudding?
I hope you enjoy my dairy-free chocolate chia pudding recipe!
Try this Keto Peanut Butter Chia Pudding or this Chai Latte Chia Pudding next!
Want a creamy indulgent dessert? This Keto Chocolate Pudding Pie is made to impress!
More nutrients? Try Keto Avocado Chocolate Pudding.
- 13.5 oz canned coconut milk
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- ¼ cup Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- In a large bowl whisk the coconut milk until smooth. Add the other ingredients and stir thoroughly. Chill until thickened.
Ashley Jerrett says
What site do you use to find the nutrition facts??? Ive tried a couple but they never seem to have some of the food i use available . Thank you!
I have a built in nutrition calculator for my site. I still have to add custom ingredients too though.
Dee Long says
A 1/4 cup of sweetener doesn't seem like it would be enough to sweeten 1 cup of cocoa.
The coconut milk also adds some natural sweetness. You can add more sweetener if you prefer. I like this lightly sweetened to eat for breakfast.
It seems like more than enough to me!
Can you use monk fruit as a sweetener, and if so, how much....thank yoy
Yes. If you are using a blend that is 1:1 for sugar like lakanto you will need 1.5 to 2 times the amount listed. You can just add it to taste.
Is chia pudding a THM stand alone breakfast or would I need to have more protein with it?
I think it is fine as a breakfast. If you'd like a little more protein you could have a hot beverage with collagen in it.
I was specifically looking for a recipe for chocolate chia pudding using canned coconut milk and came across this one. I had to tweak the recipe a bit because it was too thick as written, maybe because I used a thicker variety of canned coconut milk (Chaokoh), I’m not sure. I ended up needing an extra cup and a half of almond milk (so 2 1/2 cups total), and then added an extra 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) cocoa powder to keep it plenty chocolatey. I sweetened with 8 sucralose drops instead of the recommended sweetener. Served with a substantial dollop of whipped cream, this was awesome! I’m going to try it with some unsweetened coconut next and try to get something like an almond joy or mounds. Thanks so much for sharing! I will definitely be making this again!
Lewis Johnson says
I love chocolate chia pudding. It's my favorite!
I made this last night after seeing the post.
Breakfast! Husband lived it too. Quick and easy
But I chewed the seeds. LOL
Thanks for a tasty way to get chia seeds into our diet. This makes quite a bit...can it be frozen?
I haven't tried to freeze it. It does stay good in the fridge for up to a week.
Jan Bates says
Taryn, your recipes are like finding a pot of gold, thank you! May I draw upon you "mad skills" to ask, how would you convert this recipe to make it peanut butter chocolate?
I'm not so sure about the mad skills (lol) but I'd just whisk some peanut butter into the coconut milk in the first step. I think 1/4 to 1/2 cup depending on how peanut buttery you want it. You may want to add an additional tablespoon or two of sweetener as well. Enjoy!
What is a serving size so I can use the right container to store the pudding to add two lunches etc
1/8th of the recipe which is approximately 1/2 a cup.
Patty in CO says
Taryn .. thank you sooo much for all your recipes. They never fail to impress me with the flavors and ease of preparation. I have found a number of Chia Pudding recipes on line and have tried them all. Yours is no exception.....however, I, too, am not a fan of the chunky, tapioca-like texture, so I grind my chia seeds in a high speed blender before incorporatiing them into the recipe. Works like a charm.....smooth pudding with all the fiber! Worked extremely well with your recipe too! Thank you!