Check out this low carbohydrate, high fiber, CHOCOLATE pudding made with plant-based milk and cocoa.
Welcome to DiabetesEveryDay, I’m Toby Smithson. I know that you all love hearing about new recipes so I have one for you today. I don’t know about your favorite flavors, but I am most definitely a fan of anything chocolate. In an upcoming episode we will talk more about the benefits of chocolate, yes there are benefits, so stay tuned.
Today’s recipe is a chocolate chia pudding that is super easy to prepare, loaded with health benefits and is absolutely delicious.
Here are the ingredients for one serving:
1/2c plant based milk — choose one that is 1 gram or less carb and 8-10 grams protein…see my video about plant based milks….that will help you choose. 1T cocoa powder; 2tsp Splenda or a LCS; 2T chia seeds.
Pour the milk into a bowl, add the chia seeds, cocoa powder and low-calorie sweetener and stir. Wait about 10 minutes and stir again. Then place in a cup or mason jar and refrigerate overnight. The next day, you will see that the chia seeds have gelled the pudding and is ready to eat. This recipe is 183 calories; 13g carb; 9 G protein with a big added bonus of 12 g of fiber, something we all need more of.
This pudding can be eaten as a snack or part of a meal. It’s high in protein and fiber so it may help slow down the absorption of the carbs you are eating at that time. One of the main ingredients also has omega 3 fatty acid, which has heart health benefits as well.
One quick caution. If you search the internet for chia pudding you get some beautiful appetizing photos like these…..most are at least twice the serving size and provide nutrition info that doesn’t include the beautiful fruit garnish. That means 2 to 4 times the carbohydrate and calories.
Let me know how you like the pudding in the comments below. Here’s to your health!