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 and 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

Chia seeds soak up liquids, swell and become gelatinous, much like tapioca, 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, 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/hot chocolate powder).

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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
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Course: Breakfasts, Snacks
Cuisine: British
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: breakfast, chia pudding, chia seeds, overnight chia
Free or Subscription Recipe: Free Recipe
Free from: coconut, dairy, eggs, gluten, nuts
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
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
  • ยผ tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 tsp xylitol or erythritol 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 so if doing this, opt for lower-carb fruits, or very small amounts of fruit if wanting to make chocolate flavour, add 1 tsp cocoa powder (not drinking chocolate/hot chocolate powder)
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 carbs.

Nutrition

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