This light refreshing lemon chia pudding is a great breakfast or dessert for summer. It’s keto, gluten free, vegan, dairy free and paleo as well as delicious.
Turmeric has been added to this keto chia pudding for its anti-inflammatory properties as well as giving the pudding an extra yellow colour. It’s a great way to add turmeric to your diet and the taste does not overpower the lemon.
How to make keto chia pudding
Low carb sweeteners are key to making a chia pudding keto. Some recipes will use honey or agave syrup but these sweeteners are not suitable for a keto or low carb diet. I normally use erythritol or monkfruit.
Making a chia pudding is easy and quick. Add chia seeds to a nut or coconut milk with the flavourings of your choice to a Mason Jar or container, give it a shake and let it thicken. Store in the fridge overnight. This allows the chia to absorb all the liquid and become rich and plump.
For a smoother chia pudding, blend all the ingredients in a food processor before pouring the mixture into your container.
Are chia seeds keto?
Chia seeds are great for a keto diet as they are full of fiber with little sugar. They are also a nutritional powerhouse and a good option for a keto vegetarian and keto vegan diet as they are one of the richest vegetable sources of essential omega-3 fatty acids.
Tips & Suggestions
Coconut milk can be used in place of the almond milk. I prefer the milk from the tin.
Add a pinch of black pepper with the turmeric to help with the absorption of the curcumin in turmeric (the main anti-inflammatory property)
Make the chia pudding smooth by grinding the chia seeds in a coffee grinder or food processor.
Give it a shake after 15 minutes to prevent any clumping and store in the fridge overnight.
If the mixture is too thick, add more liquid and stir.
If the mixture is too runny, add more ground chia seeds, stir and sit for 30 minutes.
Other Chia Puddings
Lemon Chia Pudding
- 4 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 lemon whole juice
- 2 tablespoons erythritol
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- Place all the ingredients in a mason jar or container.
- Stir thoroughly and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours or ideally overnight.
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