Strawberries and Cream Keto Chia Pudding

by KetoFocus.com

Delicious chia strawberry pudding in an instant

Chia pudding is an easy breakfast recipe for when you are tired of the traditional bacon and eggs. This delicious keto chia seed pudding is strawberries and cream flavored and can be made in minutes!

If you are looking for an alternative to the traditional keto breakfast of bacon and eggs, then this keto chia pudding is your solution. Chia pudding is easy to make and you can prep a lot of it to enjoy all week long.

Chia seeds expand and create a gel like consistency when they sit in a liquid. They create thick puddings and can even be used as a thickener in smoothies. That’s why they are used to make keto pudding.

In this chia pudding recipe, we have flavored it with fresh strawberries. Once added to the heavy cream, our keto pudding takes on a strawberries & cream flavor. Not only is it velvety smooth, but it’s lightly sweetened, so you can enjoy this keto recipe as a breakfast or a dessert.

How to make keto chia pudding

There are a couple of ways to make chia pudding and it depends on how much time you have.

  • To enjoy your pudding right away, blend the chia seeds so they release their thickening agents make viscous pudding in an instant.
  • If you have time and want to make overnight keto chia pudding, add all your ingredients to a small mason jar and refrigerate. Overnight the chia seeds will absorb the liquid and expand.

close up of a jar of strawberry chia pudding topped with whipped cream and a slice of strawberry

Key ingredients & substitutions

  • Heavy cream or nut milk – Adding a low carb milk, like whipping cream, coconut milk, coconut cream or almond milk will make this easy pudding creamy.
  • Strawberries – Can use fresh or frozen strawberries for this berry chia pudding.
  • Chia seeds – The special seed that serves as the thickener for this pudding. It’s mostly fiber and contains healthy fat.

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Keto Strawberries And Cream Chia Pudding Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or nut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup sugar free sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • pinch of salt

Strawberries and Cream Keto Chia Pudding Directions

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thick chia pudding dripping down the edge of a small mason jar

What are chia seeds?

Fun fact. Chia seeds are a member of the mint family. They come from the desert plant Salvia hispanica and were heavy consumed from the ancient Aztezcs

Chia seeds are high in omega 3 fatty acids and are loaded with fiber.

They are the key ingredient to thicken this low carb pudding. Chia seeds absorb water up to 12 times their weight! Soaked chia seeds slow down digestion which means they make make you feel full longer.

looking down onto a small jar of chia pudding with a strawberry on top next to a dish with chia seeds

Use a blender for quick keto pudding

The easiest way to make keto chia pudding is to add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. This breaks open the chia seeds so they can absorb liquid right away forming a pudding consistency right away.

If you don’t have a blender, a food processor would work. If you don’t have either of those appliances, you can combine all of your ingredients to a bowl and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator. Your keto pudding won’t be as smooth and your strawberries will be chunky, but it will still taste amazing!

Storage information and meal prep instructions

Chia pudding is go-to meal prep option when you need a quick breakfast in the morning. This recipe makes four servings, so you can blend everything ahead of time and store it in individual sealed containers or ramekins overnight.

The pudding can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

Strawberries and Cream Keto Chia Pudding: FAQS

How many carbs are in chia seeds?

One tablespoon of chia seeds has 6 g total carbohydrates and 1 g net carbs; therefore, they are okay to eat on the keto diet.

Can chia seeds cause bloating?

Yes, especially if you eat too many of them. It's best to start with a small amount and increase from there as you can tolerate them.

How long do chia seeds need to be soaked?

For every 1 1/2 tablespoons of chia seeds, they will take about 2 hours to form a thick pudding if placed in 1 cup of liquid.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Strawberries and Cream Keto Chia Pudding

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 118
Fat 8.6g
Protein 3.4g
Total Carbs 6.9g
Net Carbs 1.5g

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27 Comments

  1. I have making pudding with raspberry’s and almond milk and I blend in a 1/4 block of cream cheese and sweetener . So it is a raspberry cheesecake pudding. And the seeds so good

  2. Hi! Can I use confectioner’s, or does it have to be granulated? Thank you! I’m so excited to make it!

  3. This is amazing. Tried it this morning and I know I will be making it again. I used lemon zest too for a more lemony pudding. Thanks for sharing this recipe

  4. Is the nutritional information for the recipe with almond milk or cream? I plan to use cream.

      1. Hi, could you tell me, are all recipes for one serving (not four)? This is important because I have a son with type 1 diabetes, you need to know exactly how many carb to calculate the amount of insulin. Thank you.

  5. It’s delicious, but is more like a thin milkshake than a pudding. Made with frozen peaches and not strawberries. I poured it in a glass and drank it. Should I have refrigerated it so that it would have thickened up? We ate it as soon as I made it, and I poured it into 2 glasses. 4 servings seems extremely small.
    Love all your recipes! We’ve only been on keto for about two weeks and I made nothing other than your recipes. Keep them coming!

    1. If you don’t use a blender to break the chia seeds, the mixture will need to sit for several hours in the refrigerator to thicken up. The longer it sits, the thick it will be.

  6. Hi, could you tell me, are all recipes for one serving (not four)? This is important because I have a son with type 1 diabetes, We need to know exactly how many carb to calculate the amount of insulin. Thank you.

  7. Thank you Annie I love it so much. I have made it twice following the recipe using heavy cream. My daughter and boyfriend love it too.

  8. What can I use instead of monk fruit? Will maple syrup work? Or do you have other recommendations?

  9. Hi ! I was wondering if there would be a way to turn this into a frozen treat / ice cream ? The flavour is so amazing 🙂

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