Sugar Free Chia Pudding: An Every Day Dessert

Sugar free chia pudding is one of my favorite weeknight desserts. It satisfies my desire for a sweet treat without the sugar rush, and its high fiber content helps to banish a bloated belly — don’t you just love it when things that taste good are also good for you?!

Why You Want This

If you’re like me, you don’t want to wait until the weekend to enjoy dessert. Monday is usually hard enough without banning ourselves from a little pleasure.

But, considering that dessert is a nightly occurrence in my house I make a conscious effort to choose treats that are low in sugar — being kept awake from a sugar high is never fun.

With this in mind I tend to lean towards dark chocolate, soft cheese, a glass of red wine, homemade banana bread, plain greek yogurt or, you guessed it, sugar free chia pudding.

If you’ve been trying (and failing) to eliminate after-dinner snacks to get wedding-ready, try this instead: rather than cutting out dessert altogether, try crowding out processed, sugary sweets with something homemade and delicious, that contains healthy fats and natural sweeteners.

This is a “have your cake and eat it too” sort of situation.

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Why You Need This

Despite being tiny and tasteless, chia seeds pack a HUGE nutritional punch.

They contain high amounts of fiber, protein, healthy Omega 3 fats, calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, Zinc, Potassium, and B-vitamins

This translates to:

  • A healthy digestive system
  • Weight loss
  • Muscle growth
  • Bone health
  • Increased energy

Plus, this recipe is ridiculously easy to make-ahead, which means that you always have a healthy treat on hand for those after dinner munchies, or for a post-workout snack.

How To Get Your Fiancé On Board

If updating your dessert habit is on your bridal wellness to-do list, ask him to keep sugary, highly processed treats out of the house. If they’re not around, you can’t eat them.

Sugar Free Chia Pudding

(Serves One)

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut water
  • A couple of drops of a Body Ecology liquid stevia (optional)
  • Fresh fruit, nuts, or low-sugar granola to serve.

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl or glass mason jar. Let set in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight — the chia seeds will gel and thicken. Top with fresh fruit, nuts or granola to serve. 

Now I’d Love To Hear From You

If you’re a nightly dessert eater, what’s your treat of choice, AND does it need to be updated to get the healthy tick of approval? Let me know in the comments below!

More Chia Seed Recipes:

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Chia Water 

Low Sugar Granola

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One Response to Sugar Free Chia Pudding: An Every Day Dessert

  1. Can’t wait to get finished with my morning computer activities and head to Publix to get ingredients for this dessert and others.

    I love that Jennifer Dene doesn’t believe in “dieting”, but living a healthy lifestyle and eating foods that aren’t going to pack on the pounds to begin with. Oh, OK, try anything, but just a few bites. A few chips, not the ENTIRE bag! I do stay away from Twinkie.

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