Monday, August 26, 2013

Chia Seed Pudding [Vegan, Low Carb & Sugar Free]

Sometimes you just need a little something to munch on before bed. This chia seed pudding is perfect as it's low carb and sugar free, as well as being under 150 calories. Chia seeds are a great plant-based source of omega fatty acids, so forget those fish oil tablets!

After dinner snacks don't get much better than this.  



Ingredients

2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
200ml Unsweetened Almond Breeze Almond Milk
8-10 Drops of Liquid Stevia


Directions

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl or glass
Place in the refrigerator for several hours until the seeds are soft and have created that pudding texture

Makes 1 serve


Macros

150 calories
7g protein
12g fat
12g carbs
0g sugar
11g fibre


This is just a basic recipe, so you can make changes where you prefer. Try a different type or flavour of the non-dairy milk you use, and mix and match flavours of liquid stevia; a few drops of chocolate and mint, or chocolate and orange liquid stevias taste great, or just stick with one flavour if you so choose. 

The amount of milk/liquid you use also alters the structure of the pudding. Chia seeds, as they're soaked, become quite gelatinous and bind together almost like jelly. Less liquid will make for a quite firm pudding, while more liquid will be runnier, but still have that gel-like consistency to it. 




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