Orange Creamsicle Chia Pudding is the perfect high protein, low carb, Keto, friendly breakfasts. It also makes a great snack. This recipe is on the go friendly as well!
This recipe is in collaboration with Silk® plant-based products and Sprouts Farmers Market. Silk has been pioneering the plant-based industry for over 25 years. They are the original creators of refrigerated dairy-free beverages!
Silk was born right here in Colorado when they started experimenting with Soy beverages and now they have a full line of plant-based products. I tend to go for their plant-based beverages. This recipe in particular calls for their Coconut-Almond Blend . The coconut flavor really makes this Pudding more tropical in flavor as we head into citrus season.
What is chia and chia seed pudding?
Chia pudding is a thick pudding like milk. It is typically made out of a plant-based beverage and chia seeds soaked overnight. Chia seeds are high in omega 3's (alpha-linolenic) and fats. They are very low in carbohydrates and they satiate well. If you are looking for more ways to use chia, check out my Overnight Oats recipe.
This Chia Pudding serves 2
However, if you aren't sharing you can keep your second serving in the fridge for a day or so. Just make sure you stir it up again before chowing down because the chia seeds can stick together sometimes.
Orange Creamsicle Chia Pudding (Keto & Plant Based)
- 1½ cup Silk Almond Coconut Beverage or plant based milk
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 1 tsp orange zest (use the same orange above)
- ¼ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp sliced orange bits for garnish
- In a glass Tupperware pour milk, add chia, orange juice, zest, vanilla and optional maple syrup. Whisk together well.
- Place into refrigerator for at least 3 hours - 24 hours. whisk again before serving.
- Pour into small glass, top with fruit and enjoy with a spoon.
Q: Do I have to use coconut almond blend? A: No, you can use any plant-based style beverage. I prefer Almond on it's own as well.
Q: Does it matter what color my chia seeds are? A: no, you can use either white or black chia.
Q: How can I sweeten this up without adding more sugar to the recipe? A: Stevia or Monk fruit would be a great addition!