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A Healthy Dessert
We are big fans of dessert in our house. If we want something fast, a simple mug cake will do. If we feel like spending more time on dessert, a chocolate torte is a fan favorite. For those who are using keto for weight management, desserts can be a slippery slope, so we try to limit our use of sweets.
This recipe for chia pudding is light, refreshing and fairly low calorie compared to many other keto desserts. If you're looking to eat dessert without the guilt, this is a win. You'll want to make this one ahead of time so it has time to thicken.
A Simple, 4-Ingredient Pudding
In a bowl, combine nut milk, sugar-free maple syrup, and vanilla. Stir as you add chia seeds and continue stirring until fully dispersed throughout the milk. The nut milk we use is So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Beverage, but any nut milk will work in this recipe, be it almond, cashew, etc.
After the first stir, many of the chia seeds will fall to the bottom of the bowl and clump together. When this happens leave it on the counter for 10 minutes and give it a good whisking to break up the chia seeds. You'll notice it will already be thicker and the chia seeds will better disperse.
Cover with plastic wrap and put in the fridge to thicken for at least two hours, or even overnight. The pudding has a clean, simple taste, and the maple comes through wonderfully. If your macros allow, you can always top with some berries or whipped cream.
2 cups So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Beverage (or nut milk of your choice)
1/3 cup chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup
Combine nut milk, maple syrup, and vanilla in a bowl.
Add chia seeds and stir until incorporated into the milk.
Let sit for ten minutes at room temperature then whisk the mixture until there are no clumps and the chia seeds are evenly dispersed.
Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least two hours, or overnight.
NUTRITION INFO per serving (makes 2 servings)
2.5g net carbs
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