I never miss an opportunity to throw some cocoa in different desserts to see how they turn out! I’ve added it to cheesecake and pancakes and my latest was chia seeds to create this Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding!
I was so surprised by the results from the chia seeds that I knew I had to share it with you guys right away! You may ask why we have three chia pudding recipes?
Why not stop at one..or even two? Well, let me give you a few facts on chia seeds to give you a better idea why we LOVE chia seeds.
Firstly, they are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids which helps protect against heart attack and stroke. They also contain a lot of fiber that can aid with weight loss and help with your digestive system. Two tablespoons of Chia seeds contain 8g of carbs and 8g of fiber totaling 0 net carbs. What can be better than that?
For a low-carb/keto diet, it’s the perfect superfood and even better as a dessert!
Just a note that we’ve learned along the way! If your chia seeds are a bit old, they may not absorb the liquid as well resulting in a slightly runnier pudding. Just add less liquid if this happens.
Also if you’re not familiar with chia pudding, it’s more a gel consistency and not like jello or custard. If you prefer a thicker consistency, we would recommend using about 1/2 cup coconut milk, however if you prefer a runny consistency, use 1 cup of coconut milk. We decided to go to right down the middle at 3/4 cup coconut milk for this recipe.
For this recipe, I used unsweetened vanilla flavored coconut milk because I like the extra depth the vanilla brings to the pudding but you can use regular unsweetened coconut milk as well and still achieve a great tasting dessert.
Now, let’s get started!
Prepping Time 5M
Cooling Time 3H
Total Time 3H5M
Net Carb/Serv ~2g
1) Gather all the ingredients.
3) Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or more depending on preference.
Hope you enjoy your low-carb/keto Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding!
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Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding
- 2 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 2 tbsp Monkfruit Swerve or Sweetener of Choice
- 2 tsp Cocoa Powder
- 3/4 Cup Coconut Milk I used unsweetened vanilla
- Gather all the ingredients.
- In a small cup or bowl, add chia seeds, Swerve/Monkfruit, cocoa powder, coconut milk and mix well with a whisk. Note - For more firmer pudding, use less coconut milk.
- Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or more depending on preference.
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