Keto Chocolate Peppermint Chia Pudding 🍃
We love (looove!) chocolate peppermint combos, particularly once temperatures begin to plummet. And this absolutely yummy keto chocolate peppermint chia pudding is an extension of that. Think rich chocolate goodness, with that refreshing peppermint aftertaste. 🎄
It really is no wonder chia pudding is a staple dessert (or breakfast!) by now. So feel free to leave it whole or blend it until silky smooth.
And if peppermint is not your thing, feel free to sub with vanilla extract (or even almond or orange!).
Nutritional Powerhouses 💪🏿
Chia seeds are awesome. These tiny Mexican guys pack a whole lot of protein and add a whole lot of crunch. Chia seeds contain large amounts of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, plenty of high quality protein, and several essential minerals and antioxidants.
So if you’re on keto, and having trouble passing (you know, 💩), chia seeds are bound to become your new best friends.
Cacao vs Cocoa 🍫
Both work great. So feel free to use either a raw cacao powder (arguably more nutritional perks here) or a Dutch-processed alkaline cocoa (our favorite if it’s Valrhona). Both are well and good, as long as they’re unsweetened.
The Sweetener 🍯
Pick your poison.
Fun fact: it might also be our taste buds here, but we’ve noticed that stevia-based sweeteners (such as Pyure) don’t work so great in hot situations (particularly if chocolate is involved). Again, it might just be our taste buds here!
And if using xylitol, make sure to be careful if you have a pup around the house, as it’s highly toxic to the little guys! 🐕. Feel free to read up on our picks for the 10 best low-carb natural sweeteners.
Oh, and feel free to sprinkle it with Himalayan pink salt, an ideal way to include this salt into your diet.
Keto Chocolate Peppermint Chia Pudding
This absolutely yummy keto chocolate peppermint chia pudding is an extension of our love for this beloved winter combo. Think rich chocolate goodness, with that refreshing peppermint aftertaste.
Add all your the ingredients, starting with 4 tablespoons sweetener, to a large bowl and mix until thoroughly combined. Sweeten to taste and refrigerate until thickened, 3 hours to overnight (preferably!). Thin it out, if necessary & to taste, with more almond milk or water as needed.
If the texture whole is not your thing, feel free to blend it until silky smooth! Or use powdered chia seeds from the start.
Oh, and feel free to sprinkle it with Himalayan pink salt right before serving, an ideal way to include this salt into your diet.
Keep this chocolate chia pudding, refrigerated in an airtight container, for up to 3 days.
If using xylitol, make sure to be careful if you have a pup around the house, as it’s highly toxic to the little guys! 🐕