Vanilla Chia Pudding Meal Prep
Finding dessert recipes? Piece of cake. Finding keto dessert recipes? That’s a little more difficult. But finding keto dessert recipes that actually taste good? Now that’s more like a real challenge! And that’s exactly why we’re so excited to bring you today’s meal prep recipe—an ultra-creamy vanilla chia pudding, that does right by your taste buds AND your body!
Vanilla Chia Pudding Nutrition Facts:
First of all, let’s touch on nutrition. Chia seeds are coveted for their extremely dense nutrition, and are considered a superfood! In just 1 ounce of chia seeds, you get a remarkably filling 11g of fiber, 4g of protein, 9g of healthy omega-3 fats! That means chia seeds alone are incredibly keto-friendly, and they work in tandem in this way with the rest of the ingredients in this velvety vanilla chia pudding! These miraculous little seeds are also a goldmine of antioxidants, and nutrients needed for healthy bone growth and support.
You’ve probably noticed that we use coconut and almond milk as a replacement for traditional cow’s milk! We have done this because cow’s milk actually converts partially to a natural sugar in your body—And real sugar is a big off-limits food group if you’re serious about being in ketosis. Plus, the coconut and almond milk actually help fortify this vanilla chia pudding with even more protein!
But how does it taste?
Ah yes, did we mention the incredible flavor of this vanilla chia pudding? One of the things that truly sets this recipe apart from other puddings you may have seen is that this one calls for a whole vanilla bean blended into the pudding itself! That means this dessert will be exploding with authentic vanilla flavor! We recommend the use of a Madagascar vanilla bean for the richest, most decadent vanilla possible.
So easy to make!
This vanilla chia pudding meal prep recipe is also incredible because it comes together in just 10 minutes, from start to finish! Plus, because it’s so filling, you can even use it as a meal replacement on days where you’re crunched for time! Alternatively, pack it as a tasty keto snack to keep you energized in the office or the classroom. Throw a few berries of your choice on top (fresh or frozen) and you have yourself a full Hail Mary for times you might crave sugar. Throw this vanilla chia pudding into a one compartment meal prep container and go! New to meal prep and lost in a sea of millions of container choices? We get it. Let us throw you a lifesaver—Our very own Ultimate Guide To Meal Prep Containers!
Keto Vanilla Chia Pudding Ingredients:
- 1 cup full fat coconut milk
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 vanilla bean
- ½ cup full fat greek yogurt
- ½ cup chia seeds
- 2-4 stevia packets, or 4-6 tablespoons erythritol
- Berries for serving
To sweeten the deal (literally) we strongly suggest using Now Foods Erythritol, a non-GMO, zero-calorie sugar-free sweetener. It is a fantastic product because it primarily consists of a sugar alcohol called erythritol, a chemical “cousin” of xylitol—The primary ingredient in chewing gum that is said to be good for your teeth! Read more about Erythritol HERE
If you loved this meal prep recipe and want to know how to make a tastier, diet-friendly desserts, check out this Churro Meal Prep Recipe, or our recipe for this totally brilliant Funfetti Protein Puppy Chow!