Looking for a healthy snack that’s low carb and high in fiber? My Keto Chia Pudding for One is the answer.
Keto Chia Pudding for One
Yes, it turns out the chia pet we all remember from back in the day, was not just a cute clay display with super silly sprouts.
Chia is an amazing seed, full of fiber and other nutritional superpowers.
Sugar Free Pudding with Chia
I created this sugar free pudding with chia recipe, along with my Chocolate Chip Cookie for One so that my darling friend Deb would have convenient single serve foods.
Deb has gone on a high protein, low carb diet and is in search of fiber for regularity as are so many of us that are over 50.
I hope you love this healthy, creamy low carb dessert as much as we do!
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Keto Chia Pudding for One
- Place chia seeds and salt in a one-pint mason jar
- Rest mason jar on a kitchen towel
- Pour water over chia seeds and stir with a fork
- Let chia-water mixture sit at room temperature 4 hours to overnight
- Add coconut milk and stevia to mixture
- Place lid on mason jar and shake vigorously
Chia Seeds in Water
Soaking chia seeds in water brings out the soluble fiber and makes great chia water.
All you need to do to make chia water is drop a sprinkling of chia seeds, around one-quarter teaspoon, into a quart of water. It’s a great way to get a bit of soluble fiber in your water and to rehydrate.
|Chia Seeds (2 T)
|Brown Flax Meal (2 T)
|Blueberries (1 cup)
|Broccoli (1 cup)
Chia Seed Nutrition
As you can see in the table above, chia seeds are the winner when it comes to abundant, healthy fiber.
Do Chia Seeds Make You Poop
I’m often asked do chia seeds make you poop? For me, when soaked in hot water with a dash of salt, they get things moving.
|Keto Chia Pudding
Keto Chia Pudding Nutrition
And this Keto Chia Pudding recipe can get things moving as well. Above is the nutrition info for this healthy vegan recipe.
Chia Seed Weight Loss?
Consuming chia seeds can create a feeling of fullness and satiation that can lead to weight loss, and chia can also be great for constipation relief.
Too Much Fiber
But watch out! The biggest problem with fiber is when it’s consumed without enough water.
When it’s not properly hydrated, the fiber doesn’t fully expand and bulk up, so that when it gets into your digestive system it sticks to your colon and acts as cement.
This has the opposite of the desired effect, as it constipates instead of activating a sluggish digestive system.
Chia Seed Recipes
This makes a super delicious chia seed smoothie. Below are a few other of my favorite chia seed recipes:
Do Chia Seeds Go Bad
If you’re wondering, do chia seeds go bad, you’ll be happy to know that when properly stored in a sealed container in the freezer they can last for up to a year.
Coconut Milk Chia Pudding
Are chia seeds a regular part of your diet?
Leave a comment and let me know your favorite way to consume chia!