Blueberry Almond Chia Seeding Pudding is an easy, make-ahead breakfast that’s high in both nutrients and flavor. An ideal keto breakfast for those on-the-go mornings!
Did you know chia seeds are one of thee healthiest foods on the planet? Though small tiny, their nutritional benefits are large. That’s one of the reasons I love eating keto chia seed pudding for breakfast – I KNOW I’m starting the day off right.
Some of the health benefits of chia seeds are high fiber, high protein, loads of antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and more. All of those things together mean chia seeds can help you reduce blood sugar, lose weight, improve bone health, decrease inflammation, and lower risk of heart disease, among other things.
Basically, when you start your day with this Keto Blueberry Almond Chia Seed Pudding, you are starting your day with one of the best things you can eat for your health.
I find it particularly important to begin my day with a healthy option, especially something light like this chia pudding. I try to save the pancakes, waffles, and other dense breakfast foods for the weekends. I’ve noticed that when I start my day with this keto pudding, I have more energy throughout the day, instead of feeling lethargic mid-morning.
Technically, you can make keto chia seed pudding with just chia seeds and unsweetened almond milk…but that will give you a very bland pudding and not be sweet at all.
For this Keto Blueberry Almond Chia Seed Pudding, I switched out unflavored almond milk for vanilla almond milk (double-check that it’s unsweetened!) and added in some almond extract for more flavor, along with my preferred keto sweetener. That makes the base of this keto breakfast, which needs to be refrigerated overnight.
In the morning, as you may guess by the name, I top this Keto Blueberry Almond Chia Seed Pudding with fresh blueberries and sliced almonds. You could technically use frozen berries but fresh are best.
I love the blueberry almond flavor combination and I think using vanilla almond milk instead of unflavored really gives it an added flavor boost. In the morning, I’ll mix the almonds and blueberries into the pudding, even smooshing the blueberries a bit with my spoon to get the blueberry flavor in every bite.
Keto chia seed pudding is great for mornings on the go – I’ll often prepare this ahead of time in a mason jar and take it with me to work if I don’t have time to eat at home.
How To Make Blueberry Almond Chia Seed Pudding:
Step 1. Combine chia seeds and unsweetened vanilla almond milk in a bowl.
Step 2. Add sweetener and almond extract. Combine well.
Step 3. Cover chia seed mixture and set in fridge overnight.
Step 4. In the morning, remove from fridge and separate into two bowls.
Step 5. Top each serving with fresh blueberries and slivered almonds.
What are the health benefits of chia seeds?
As mentioned above, there are incredible health benefits to chia seeds. They’re high in protein, fiber, antioxidants, omega-3s, and more. Chia seeds are said to help with everything from weight loss to blood sugar and chronic inflammation, as well as reducing the risk of heart attack. They are known as the healthiest food on the planet! The best part is that you can add them to almost any liquid or even yogurt for a quick nutritional boost! If you start your day with an easy keto chia pudding, you’re starting the day on a nutritional high!
What variations can I make to this keto chia pudding?
Keto chia pudding is very flexible. As I mentioned, you can make it with just unsweetened milk and chia seeds but the flavor will be very bland. Add in some extra sweetener and vanilla or almond extract for flavor. If you’re allergic to almonds, switch the almond extract to vanilla extract and leave the sliced almonds out. You can also switch out the blueberries for another keto fruit.
How long can I store keto chia pudding?
Keto chia pudding should be eaten the day after it is prepared. After two days, the texture will change and I find it not nearly as appealing to eat. It’s best when eaten a few hours after preparing or the next day.
Now, remember to save this recipe on Pinterest for later 🙂
- 4 tbsp Whole chia seeds
- 1 c Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1-2 tbsp Swerve confectioners sugar substitute
- ½ tsp Almond extract
- 2 tbsp Slivered almonds
- ¼ c Fresh blueberries
- In a bowl, combine the 4 tbsp of chia seeds and 1 c of unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
- Add in the swerve sweetener and ½ tsp of almond extract. Stir to combine well.
- Place the chia seed mixture covered into the fridge to set overnight.
- In the morning, remove the chia seed pudding and separate it into two equal servings.
- Top each serving with half of the fresh blueberries and 1 tbsp of slivered almonds.
5net carbs per serving
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 212Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 0mgSodium 6mgCarbohydrates 23gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 10gSugar 10gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 6g
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