Overnight chia seeds

Creamy overnight chia seed pudding. Prepare the night before for a quick and easy filling breakfast
overnight chia seeds chocolate flavour

Overnight porridge oats have been a popular breakfast in recent years, but sadly oats are tricky for many women to tolerate in the morning for breakfast.

However, swapping the oats with chia seeds can make for a much better tolerated alternative which is quick and easy to prepare and makes for a sweet and filling alternative.

Nutrient dense chia seeds are low carb, packed with goodness! They are high in fibre, protein, natural fats and antioxidants, making them a great choice for a gestational diabetes breakfast! They will also help your digestive system πŸ˜‰

Chia seeds soak up liquids, swell and become gelatinous much like tapioca and so the texture is not to everyone’s liking.

This recipe can be played around with to suit your own tastes. Adding vanilla seeds, or a small amount of good quality vanilla extract works well, as does adding coconut flakes or nuts.

Adding fruit or chocolate increases the carb amount and so if doing this opt for lower carb fruits, or very small amounts of fruit and if wanting to make chocolate flavour add 1 tsp cocoa powder (not drinking chocolate).

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overnight chia seeds chocolate flavour

Overnight chia seeds

Creamy overnight chia seed pudding. Prepare the night before for a quick and easy filling breakfast
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine: British
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: breakfast, chia pudding, chia seeds, overnight chia
Free or Membership Recipe: Free Recipe
Nut Free Recipe: Nut Free
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 442kcal
Author: Jo Paterson

Ingredients

  • 25 grams chia seeds (roughly 2 tbsp)
  • 120 ml coconut milk or whole milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut cream (optional) or double cream
  • ΒΌ tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 tsp granulated sweetener (more or less to taste)
  • 1 tsp nuts, seeds or coconut flakes (optional)
  • 6 whole raspberries (optional)

Instructions

  • Add chia seeds, sweetener and milk to a jar or bowl (you need to leave some space for the chia seeds to swell)
  • Stir really well, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight is best if you can
  • First thing in the morning stir *REALLY* well, breaking up any clumps with a spoon and then leave to sit so that the broken up chia seeds fully swell
  • Top with berries, seeds, more cinnamon and sweetener to your taste

Notes

This recipe can be played around with to suit your own tastes. Adding vanilla seeds, or a small amount of good quality vanilla extract works well, as does adding coconut flakes or nuts. Adding fruit or chocolate increases the carb amount and so if doing this opt for lower carb fruits, or very small amounts of fruit and if wanting to make chocolate flavour add 1 tsp cocoa powder (not drinking chocolate)
SWEETENERS
The main two natural sweeteners I use in my recipes are xylitol and erythritol. The brand of xylitol that I use and is most widely available in larger supermarkets is Total Sweet. To find a local stockist, please checkΒ this link. It is important to note that xylitol, although a natural sweetener, isΒ highly toxic to dogs, so no sharing your GD treats with your furry friends! If you struggle with IBS you may find you are sensitive to xylitol, in which case erythritol is a better choice. I useΒ NKD Living powdered erythritol.Β 
Total Sweet xylitol natural sweetener packaging
Artificial powdered sweeteners such as sucralose (likeΒ Splenda) or aspartame (likeΒ Canderel) can be used but they may raise blood glucose levels slightly and can leave a bitter aftertaste.
Avoid using honey, maple syrup and things like choc shot as they are too high in natural sugars. Sugar free syrups could be used but they ideally should be zero carb.
For the best outcomes with this recipe it is best to use the ingredients recommended and in the quantities stated.

Nutrition

Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 41g | of which saturates: 28g | Fibre: 10g | of which sugars: 1g
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