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Before going Keto, my go-to breakfast was overnight oats. It was so easy – just throw some oats, nut milk and sweetener into a container and its ready to eat in the morning. I am always looking for something with the ease of those oats but gluten-free and dairy-free (important for anti-inflammatory reasons). Enter my new solution – overnight chia pudding!
I love chia seeds. You can add these little guys to just about anything and trust me, I do! And when you do add them, you are boosting the nutrition content of your food to the max.
These seeds have the power to boost the omega-3s, tons of essential minerals, antioxidants, iron, calcium, fiber and protein counts. They also help to improve digestion, help with weight loss, and has been shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Pretty impressive for just a couple of tablespoons a day!
This chia pudding is not only seriously healthy but seriously tasty as well. It also lends itself well as a great base to host tons of different flavors and toppings. I love adding raspberries, Lily’s Chocolate Chips, unsweetened coconut, matcha powder–or for the ultimate pudding, adding all those ingredients in together! I also like to make this savory by adding a good amount of NutCrumbs to the mix!
This recipe is super simple and will taste yummy with any keto combo you can think of!
Chia Seed Pudding
What You’ll Need:
1 cup non dairy milk (my favorite is coconut milk)*
2 heaping TBSP dry chia seeds
1 tbsp sweetener, I like using Swerve
What to Do:
Add all the ingredients to a container or a jar, give a good stir or shake. Place in the fridge. After about 20 minutes give the mixture another good stir or shake making sure to break up any clumps that may have formed with the seeds. Leave overnight (or for at least 90 full minutes). Enjoy!
Tip: I like using my blender bottle to make over night chia pudding because the blender ball really helps to break the seeds up well.
*If you would prefer to use regular dairy milk, go right ahead! Just make sure it us completely unsweetened.