Creamy Coconut Chia Pudding
Super Creamy Coconut Chia Pudding is like THE ultimate breakfast or snack and completely Vegan Keto friendly. Thick coconut milk with shreds of coconut, slightly sweetened with monk fruit and the chia seeds giving this it’s tapioca like texture, then topped with raspberries, I mean, it’s just perfect. All of it.
This is one of my favorites to get in my healthy fats because the (Vegan) Keto Diet is all about high fats, moderate protein and low carbohydrates. Coconut is rich in fiber and MCTs (Medium-chain triglycerides) and it offers a number of benefits, including improved heart health, weight loss, and digestion.
You can get your coconut on in may ways: coconut water, coconut oil, coconut meat, or coconut milk or cream. All of which I love and use often in my recipes. Want a Tikka Masala? Coconut Cream. Want a healthy cookie? Coconut oil. Want a Cheesecake? Coconut, Coconut, Coconut! Team coconut all the way and something that pairs nicely with just about anything, even life’s problems, lol.
I feel that coconuts are an underrated super food. Yes, they’re quite popular but do people really appreciate them, I question. They do so much for so many things and I’d like to take a moment to bring recognition to that.
Just look at this Pudding!!!
Chia Seed Benefits
Now lets talk chia seeds because although coconut is a leading star in this recipe, it’s not the only one.
Chia Seeds will help you up your omega-3’s and get this…your protein. Yes, protein. If you’re plant-based this is a must in your diet as protein is super important. And the next time you get asked the question: “Where do you get your protein from?” You can reply with….um duh, chia seeds (among other things).
Keep in mind you must make it a point to drink tons of water when you eat things like Chia seeds. They rapidly absorb a large amount of liquid – between 9-12 times their volume. This gives them their gel like form. What do chia seeds do on the inside along with coconut? When traveling down your intestines, they stick to the walls of your IG tract and pull out the residue, basically cleans you out while it’s passing through. Can you say Gut Health!
Because chia seeds absorb tons of liquid, if you feel bloated after eating them along with coconut, it’s because you’re not drinking enough water to start flushing out your system. Get what I’m saying? Same thing with something like psyllium husk, I’ve been using that in my recipes lately as well for the extra fiber. AAAAND something you can totally add to things like this Creamy Coconut Chia Pudding! It would just make it thicker and you wouldn’t even taste it.
This is a very simple and adaptable recipe for chia seed pudding. It’s ingredients are so versatile you can adjust and make it however you like. But I say try this dreamy coconut version first because it will give you all the delicious feels.
You can eat it 4 hours after making it but I like to prep it the night before and let it sit in the fridge overnight for max thickness.
Can’t wait to hear what you think! Enjoy
Want more Chia Pudding Recipes? Check these out:
Creamy Coconut Chia Pudding
- 1 15oz full fat coconut milk or cream
- 1/4 cups chia seeds,, white or black
- 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1 tbsp monkfruit sweetener, , or any keto friendly sweetener you use choose
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp coconut extract
- 1/4-1/2 cup raspberries to top,, per serving
- cinnamon to top
- Add all ingredients to a large bowl or jar and mix well. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- When ready to serve, top with extra shredded coconut, raspberries, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Enjoy!
- Can add 1 tbsp of psyllium husk to this recipe for extra fiber.
- Can sub sweetener for any sweetener of choice like maple syrup but remember if following a keto diet maple syrup is a no no. You can however use a maple flavored syrup that is keto friendly like this one.
- Can sub almond milk.
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