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.
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
- 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.
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!