This recipe for Easy Lemon Chia Pudding comes together in about 5 minutes! It makes a tangy, refreshing dessert or breakfast that works for keto, low-carb, Atkins, gluten-free, dairy-free, diabetic and Paleo diets.

 

Easy Keto Lemon Chia Pudding -garnished with lemon

 

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The recipe for Easy Lemon Chia Pudding

My goal for this recipe was to create a super-fast, easy breakfast that can be made in a flash, but still tastes amazing. I wanted all of you with crazy mornings to have a healthy breakfast waiting for you in the fridge.

 

With this recipe, you just have to whiz all of the ingredients together in a blender (or shake them in a jar), then pour the pudding into serving dishes.

 

Pop the puddings in the fridge in the evening and breakfast is waiting for you in the morning. I like to put this pudding in 1/2 pint (one cup) canning jars. That way, I can just grab one and go. Don’t forget the spoon!

 

This may be the fastest and easiest chia pudding I have on the site. It’s also one of the tastiest! Lemon chia pudding satisfies that craving for that sweet-tart lemon flavor we love! It’s refreshing and perfect for summer.

 

I love pairing this pudding with summer berries–strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries. You can put them on top, or layer them for a beautiful presentation. 

 

If you prefer, you could add a touch of whipped cream (or dairy-free whipped cream) on top to make it extra special. Really, you don’t need anything on top. This pudding tastes great all by itself.

 

Easy Keto Lemon Chia Pudding -Overhead view.

 

The inspiration

I was inspired make this pudding by a taste of my son’s lemon sorbet he got for dessert at a restaurant. The tiniest spoonful made my mouth explode with flavor. How good tartness can be! 

 

I wanted to replicate that flavor in a keto dessert, but I really wasn’t in the mood to get out the ice cream maker. Sometimes, I need things to be easy. Since chia puddings are easy to make, I decided I would work to get that refreshing flavor in a chia pudding.

 

In the end, I used my recipe for Low-Carb Coconut Matcha Chia Pudding as a base recipe and altered the ingredients to make this lemony snack.

 

Easy Keto Lemon Chia Pudding -pre-garnish.

 

Are chia seeds good for you?

Yes! Chia seeds are loaded with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They even contain healthy omega 3 fatty acids!

 

These little seeds are packed with calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus as well as some B vitamins. In addition, they contain anti-oxidants which help prevent damage to your cells. 

 

Chia seeds even contain some protein! You can read more about chia seeds in this article about the health benefits of chia seeds.

 

How to make chia pudding

One thing I love about chia pudding is how easy it is to make. Simply put all of the ingredients in a blender, pop on the top, and pulse it a few times.

 

After the ingredients are mixed, pour the pudding into serving dishes or half-pint canning jars. Next, cover the containers and put them in the fridge.

 

Refrigeration time is important for this pudding. Chia seeds need time to soak up the liquid and turn the recipe into creamy, lemon pudding goodness.

 

Don’t have a blender? No problem. This chia pudding should come together just fine if you put the ingredients in a jar and shake it.

 

Easy Keto Lemon Chia Pudding -taking a spoonful.

 

Carbs in chia seeds

At first glance, you may think this recipe is too high in carbs for a low-carb or keto diet. No worries! The carbs in chia seeds are almost completely made up of fiber.

 

Our own digestive system doesn’t absorb fiber. Instead, insoluble fiber helps move food through our digestive system and soluble fiber feeds our friendly bacteria that live in our guts. Meals with soluble fiber help the good bacteria survive and keeps them (and you) healthy.

 

In addition, the gut bacteria break down soluble fiber into short chained fatty acids. These special fats give your colon cells the energy they need to do their job.

 

Are chia seeds okay for a keto diet?

Chia seeds are a great choice for a keto diet. They help you get the fiber that can be a little harder to get in your diet when you’re watching your carbs. 

 

One thing I love about using chia seeds as a source of fiber is that, unlike fruit, they have very little sugar to go along with the fiber. This makes them ideal for a keto diet.

 

Easy Keto Lemon Chia Pudding -with teapot behind.

 

Final words

I love eating this Easy Keto Lemon Chia Pudding for breakfast and as a quick snack. It’s super portable, so you can grab it on the way out of the door. If you love chia pudding, you should check out my recipe for Low-Carb Strawberry Cheesecake Chia Pudding and my recipe for Butter Pecan Chia Pudding   Enjoy!

Annissa

This recipe for Easy Lemon Chia Pudding comes together in about 5 minutes! It makes a tangy, refreshing dessert or breakfast that works for keto, low-carb, Atkins, gluten-free, dairy-free, diabetic and Paleo diets.

 

Easy Keto Lemon Chia Pudding -recipe image.
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Easy Keto Lemon Chia Pudding Recipe

This recipe for Easy Lemon Chia Pudding comes together in about 5 minutes! It makes a tangy, refreshing dessert or breakfast that works for keto, low-carb, Atkins, gluten-free, dairy-free, diabetic and Paleo diets.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, low-carb
Keyword chia pudding, easy chia pudding, healthy chia pudding recipe, keto chia pudding, lemon chia pudding
Prep Time 5 minutes
Refrigerator Time 5 hours
Servings 4
Calories 239 kcal
Author Annissa Slusher

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut milk (the thick stuff) If it has separated, see tip in the comments.
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened original almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons granulated stevia/erythritol blend Twice as sweet as sugar (Pyure)**
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender

    Easy Keto Lemon Chia Pudding -Ingredients in the blender.
  2. Pulse until blended

    Easy Keto Lemon Chia Pudding -after blending
  3. Pour into serving cups. Cover and refrigerate for at least 5 hours before serving. 

    Easy Keto Lemon Chia Pudding -Poured into jars.

Recipe Notes

While at first glance, this recipe seems to be quite high in carbs, almost all of those carbs are fiber. There is actually only 3 net carbs per serving. 

*If your coconut milk has separated, pour it into a saucepan and heat it gently over low heat while whisking. This will help re-emulsify it.

**Do not use Truvia as the sweetener in this recipe. A few people have tried this and it prevents the pudding from setting properly.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Keto Lemon Chia Pudding Recipe
Amount Per Serving (6 ounces)
Calories 239 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 89mg4%
Potassium 256mg7%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 200%4%
Vitamin C 21.5%26%
Calcium 300%30%
Iron 2.2%12%
Net Carbs 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.