Packed with protein and fiber, this decadent low carb treat is healthy enough to eat for breakfast!
The past few days have been 85 degrees and sunny. I am not sure why we always seems to skip past spring and go right to summer but once again, that’s how it goes. The warmer the temperatures get, the less I like to turn the oven on. I love to grill all of my meats and veggies and make as many no bake treats as I can.
Shared with you last time that I hurt my back and haven’t been able to work out as much and since then, I found out that I have two herniated disks. I started bar method class and some slow running again but now I also have to start physical therapy. Being that I went from being pretty active to not that active, I am trying to reduce my carbohydrate intake. I am still eating fruits, veggies and some grains but I am really trying to cut out sugar and complex carbs. It’s not easy. And I have a sweet tooth. So what am I supposed to eat?
This Chocolate Orange Chia Pudding!!!!!
I made a low carb version (sweetened with stevia) that is out of this world. If you aren’t counting carbs, go ahead and use an unrefined sugar like 100% maple syrup. Either way it’s amazing. But to someone like me who hasn’t had a sweet treat in over a month, it’s OUT OF THIS WORLD. The best part? No guilt here and I can still stay on my plan.
I love Silk Unsweetened Cashew Milk to add to my typical almond milk rotation. I love the slightly nutty taste and that t contains 50% more calcium than dairy milk. Added bonus that Silk is free of dairy, soy, lactose, gluten, casein, egg and MSG. It only contains 25 calories per serving, is 100% vegan and there is less than 1 carb per serving! BAM!
I have always told my clients how important it is to not deprive yourself and this no bake treat is a perfect example of that. I can enjoy this delicious pudding and it only contains 2.5 grams net carbs!
One small confession, on busy days I have eaten this pudding for breakfast. Since it’s loaded with protein and fiber it helps keep me full. And there is never, ever anything wrong with eating chocolate for breakfast.
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- ½ cup Unsweetened Silk Vanilla Cashew Milk
- ¼ teaspoon liquid stevia or 1 teaspoon 100% maple syrup if not low carb or sugar free
- ⅛ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon raw cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- more orange zest for topping (optional)
- Place all of the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
- Cover with a lid.
- It may look watery, but allow it to sit overnight (or at least a few hours) for it to thicken.
- Top with additional orange zest if desired. ENJOY!
The extra orange zest on top adds a little citrus punch. I love it.
This is the Nutrition Information when sweetened with stevia:
Total Fat 11.5g
Saturated Fat 1.4g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carb 13.8g
Dietary Fiber 11.3g
- Net Carbs = 2.5 grams
I know I will be making these all summer long. How about you?
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