Introduction: Morning Coffee Chia Pudding - Low Carb, Low Cal
My coffee chia pudding is rich and creamy with a little crunch from the seeds. It makes a great breakfast, especially if you add a few nuts and a little cream as a topping. Also, it is very low carb, so you can enjoy it as part of a paleo, keto, or any other healthy, high fiber, low glycemic diet.
Note: Nutrition info is in the last step.
As always, this is my original recipe, so please ask before reposting. Thanks!
Step 1: Ingredients
2 cups Unsweetened almond milk
Optional - 2T of heavy cream
1-2 Servings of instant coffee (Amount to make 1-2 cups) - Note: I used 2 servings of Via. It makes for a STRONG coffee flavor. Start with less if you want something milder.
Half a cup of Chia seeds
1-3 Tablespoons of Monk fruit, Splenda, or equivalent of other non-sugar sweetener (You can adjust the sweetness to how you like it.)Note: I used about 2.5 T of monk fruit sweetener
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Dash of salt
Step 2: Assemble
Put everything in a blender, starting with the wet ingredients.
Step 3: Blend
Blend on the lowest setting until all the ingredients are mixed.
Taste the liquid to see if you want to add more sweetener or coffee.
Optional: Add 1-2T of cream if you want, though I prefer to add it to each serving later as a topping.
The seeds will separate, so you're not done yet.
Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes.
Step 4: Again!
Blend a second time on a low speed for about a minute or until you see the seeds well blended again. The mixture will be starting to thicken.
Let it sit another 5 minutes or so. The idea is to let the pudding thicken and mix again.
Step 5: Last Time
By now the pudding will be thick and when you mix again the seeds won't separate out. Mix a last time until well blended.
Step 6: Chill
Even though the pudding might look ready by now, the seeds are still very crunchy, and more liquid needs to be absorbed.
Put your pudding in a container with a lid and refrigerate overnight.
Step 7: Yum!
The next morning your pudding will have just a little crunch, and be thick and delicious. And ready for breakfast.
Serve Morning Coffee Chia as is, or with nuts, cream and/or berries.
Other toppings ideas include: shredded coconut, cocoa powder (mocha!), cinnamon, unsweetened whipped cream
Note: You can serve Morning Coffee Chia hot or cold. I definitely prefer cold :-) Also, it makes a great dessert!
Step 8: Nutrition Per Serving (8 Servings)
Just the Pudding
With Toppings as Shown
Fiber: 6 + a little extra
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