Paleo Keto Coconut Chia Pudding with Berries

Paleo Keto Coconut Chia Pudding with Berries is filled with healthy fats from the coconut milk and chia seeds and tons of mood-boosting health benefits. 

Coconut Chia Pudding with Berries

I love having already made snacks or breakfast in the fridge waiting for me, it makes me all giddy when waking up and gives me something to look forward to. This is a very basic recipe for creamy chia pudding, and I love that I can make a large batch and eat it throughout the week.

Chia is an incredible source of protein and omega three fatty acids, which are crucial for brain function and also great for mood disorders. Not only that but they are high in fiber also, making them a mega superfood.

MOOD DISORDERS + CHIA

Chia is full of tryptophan which is an amino acid that helps regulate appetite and more importantly improve your mood.

Research has shown that chia seeds are great superfood when it comes to fighting off those unwanted blues. Remember that omega -three fats can help in fighting depression and mood swings, it has been shown that low levels of omega -three fatty acids can trigger mental and emotional disorders.

+ when I started the process of getting off my medication for bipolar disorder the psychiatrist that was helping me, found out that I had low levels of EPA and DHA. Keeping those levels high and balanced is something I strive for all the time, and definitely has played a huge role in balancing out my mood.

So I truly believe that chia seeds and more importantly omega- three fatty acids play a huge role in our mental health and overall health.

Not only is this chia pudding really good for you but it also tastes amazing and leaves you satisfied for hours. I like topping mine with some fresh fruit,  maybe some nut butter to switch up the flavor profile.

Coconut Chia Pudding with Berries

BASIC CHIA PUDDING

makes 6 servings

1 cup of chia seeds

1 cup of full-fat coconut milk

2 cups of almond milk or any other nut milk of choice

1/4 tsp of salt

1 T of vanilla extract

1 T of lemon zest and orange zest

1/2 tsp of cinnamon

1 tsp of maca

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients until well combined. I recommend stirring with a whisk. Cover and place in the fridge for 45 min or overnight.

 

SOME ADD IN IDEAS + SOME TOPPING INSPO

CHOCOLATE NUT BUTTER 

3 T of cacao powder

3 T of sunflower seed butter

GOLDEN SUNRISE 

2 tsp of turmeric

1 tsp of ground ginger, cardamom, and additional cinnamon

some black pepper

BANANA PIE 

1 mashed banana

2 T of nut butter of choice

TOPPINGS 

Berries

Chopped mango

Citrus

Dried fruit

Nuts + seeds

Coconut Chia Pudding with Berries

Andrea Broom

Hi! I'm Andrea. A girl who loves her chocolate as much as her greens.

33 Comments
  1. I didn’t know that chia seeds also good for mood disorders. I’ve only tried chia seeds twice, the 2nd time was we had the oil extracted from it and the chef used it to make something gourmet. I wanna try making the banana pie.

  2. We started buying chia seed products for my toddler because she was obsessed with the Mama Chia pouches. But now the whole family’s hooked. This is going to be a big hit with the family.

    1. Hey Kourtney, not sure if they would fall into that category or not. You can always make it with gluten-free oats.

  3. I love all things chia, and I’m sure this pudding will be no different. I like that you have included a few topping inspirations. I never would have thought of the Golden Sunrise option. It sounds delicious.

  4. I have only tried chia pudding once, and didn’t care for it. This one looks so good though! I just might have to try it again 🙂

  5. YUM! I love chia seeds! The flavor combo with the coconut and berries will be delicious too! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I LOVE chia even without all of the extra nutritional perks! 🙂 I am planning to make a batch of chia pudding this afternoon – I may add some of these ideas!

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