This chia pudding recipe (aka chia seed pudding) makes a great breakfast for everyone, but especially type 2 diabetics. This healthy breakfast or snack is jam packed with protein, omega 3, antioxidants, and calcium. It helps make you feel full longer so you won’t be tempted to grab something unhealthy in between meals.
You can prep this chia pudding recipe in about 5 minutes, but it’s best if you let it chill in the fridge for about 4 hours to thicken.
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup (or less) truvia… can substitute with any sweetener
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon… can add more if desired
- Put all ingredients in a blender
- Blend on high for 2-3 minutes, or until the mixture is completely smooth
- (optional) whisk in fruit
- Pour into glass jars or other containers
- Cover containers
- Place into the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight to thicken
Nutrition Facts for Chia Pudding
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 23 g||35 %|
|Saturated Fat 16 g||81 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 5 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0 %|
|Sodium 38 mg||2 %|
|Potassium 125 mg||4 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 26 g||9 %|
|Dietary Fiber 11 g||42 %|
|Sugars 3 g|
|Protein 8 g||15 %|
|Vitamin A||0 %|
|Vitamin C||0 %|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Most of the carbohydrates comes from the Truvia and Chia Seeds. Nobody says you have to have the Truvia, if coconut and chia are enough flavor for you. Some just skip the Truvia altogether. Some trade out the Truvia for just a few drops of liquid Stevia.
Blueberries (as shown in the photos) have a higher glycemic index than other fruits, but a few blueberries on top won’t hurt. But if that still concerns you, trade out the blueberries for strawberries or another fruit with a low glycemic index, or just ditch the fruit altogether.
I eat about 1/3 of a serving and I’m full. If you get full after a few bites, simply stop. You don’t have to eat a whole serving just because it’s there, so listen to your body.
For more protein, you can add a scoop of the protein powder of your choice. You can trade some of the chia seeds out for the protein powder, or just add it.