This keto Raspberry Chia Pudding is a refreshing and healthy snack recipe made with fresh or frozen berries. It’s also a delicious dessert for one, or for guests!
What is Berry Chia Pudding?
Berry Chia pudding is pretty much exactly as it sounds: berries and a pudding made from chia seeds.
In addition to being a great source of omegas, chia seeds are incredibly water absorbent.
Likewise, they can absorb up to 5 times their weight in water.
Also, this makes them a great source of fiber and helps you to feel full longer.
Chia pudding can be made in many ways but using fresh or frozen raspberries adds an extra dose of antioxidants and vitamin C.
Additionally, raspberries contain manganese and vitamin K, vitamin E, B vitamins, magnesium, copper, iron, and potassium.
So, basically, raspberries are an amazing addition to any low carb meal when you want to add a little taste of sweetness.
How to Make Keto Raspberry Chia Pudding
Making chia pudding could not be more simple! Chia seeds, plus liquids, and sitting overnight and you’ve got pudding!
For this Raspberry Chia Pudding you will need:
- chia seeds
- raspberries (fresh or frozen will work)
- strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- unsweet almond milk
- cocoa powder
Just blend the berries, stir together all ingredients in a jar or container, and let sit overnight or for at least 8 hours.
That’s it! Now, Let’s make some chia pudding…
Why Didn’t My Chia Pudding Thicken up?
Here are a few common reasons why your chia pudding might not thicken well:
- Your chia seeds are old. Older chia seeds don’t gel well or they may take longer to expand.
- Your raspberries are too watery. The berries in raspberry chia pudding contribute to the liquid needed to form the chia pudding. But, if your berries have high moisture content, it’s possible there’s too much. If that’s the case, you can stir in 1 or 2 teaspoons of extra chia seeds and give them another few hours to gel.
- It needs more time. The most common reason is the chia pudding just needs more time.
- You may need to stir it again. Unlike some chia pudding recipes, this raspberry chia pudding can look like it didn’t quite set on top, but it’s just perfect after you stir.
How to Thicken Chia Seed Pudding that Didn’t Set
If you placed your pudding in the fridge overnight and your raspberry chia pudding is still too thin, you can save it.
Simply give it a stir, stick it back in the fridge, and check again in 30 to 60 minutes.
This extra stirring and sitting should help it to thicken right up!