Do you like chia seeds? I love making all sorts of low-carb cereals, porridges and puddings using chia seeds. Here is why you should give them a try:
- they are very low in net carbs (almost all carbs in chia seeds are fibre). Are you counting total carbs? This post explains whether you should be counting total or net carbs.
- great source of protein - use just like whey protein in smoothies!
- great source of omega 3 fatty acids
- high level of fibre and protein will help you stay sated for longer and you will naturally eat less.
- very high in micronutrients (calcium , magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, etc.) and low in calories.
Here are even more recipes from my blog with chia seeds.
Nutritional values (per serving):
|of which Saturated||11.7||grams|
Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (9.1%), protein (12.3%), fat (78.6%)
Ingredients (makes 1 serving):
I used blackberries because they have the least net carbs. You don't need to use both Erythritol and Stevia - it depends on your palate. The main reason I use two sweeteners in most of my recipes is that a combination of more sweeteners mask the aftertaste / bitterness of some of them.
Mix the chia seeds, coconut milk, water, cinnamon, Erythritol and stevia. If you prefer a smoother texture, place into a blender and pulse until smooth. Mix in the berries - you can use fresh or frozen. Let it sit for at least 10-15 minutes, ideally overnight in the fridge.