Raspberry Coconut Chia Pudding (VEGAN/KETO/GLUTEN FREE)
I hope your first week of 2018 has been awesome.
So I've been doing my vegan keto diet experiment for about a week now. One of the things that I realized that's super important is to meal prep. Too many sad (and overpriced) salads were eaten. I'm so used to being able to grab whatever, whenever. I mean, obviously those choices some of the time weren't the healthiest (bagels, protein bars, smoothies, etc) but easy to grab whenever I forgot lunch. Now that I'm being more strict and paying attention to what I'm eating it's become pretty obvious I need to start meal prepping and meal planning again. Expect a post on this coming soon.
It's been a minute since I've made chia pudding. Christian was never a fan of the ones I made (he likes them thick and creamy) so I decided to make one that he would actually eat. Plus with eating within the vegan keto diet I'm always looking for some ways to add some good fat to my diet. I'll admit, the chia pudding I've made in the past with just almost milk may have been a little watery, especially if you've ever tried Juice Press's Chia Pudding (which is AMAZING, just very carb heavy for a keto diet) So I added some full fat coconut milk to it to up the thickness.
RASPBERRY COCONUT CHIA PUDDING
makes two servings
- 1/4 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- 3/4 cup full fat coconut milk
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 4 T chia seeds
- optional sweetener 1t of maple syrup or agave, or if you are on a keto diet you can use stevia
Blend the raspberries, coconut milk and almond milk in a blender until smooth. Pour in a jar (or tupperware, choose your own adventure here) and add in the chia seeds. Put a lid on and shake to mix. Put it in the fridge to chill for a few hours or overnight. You can double (or triple) the recipe and have these on hand for the week for snacks or a quick breakfast. I added some hemp seeds on the top of this as well as some coconut cult yogurt to make it more of a meal. You can also put some nut butter, granola, or fruit on it. THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS.
The full fat coconut milk really makes this pudding super creamy and thick AF. It won't be as thick and creamy if you use the light coconut milk. Don't be scared of healthy fat!
Let me know in the comments if you try this!