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This Keto Strawberry Crunch Chia Pudding w/ lemon whipped cream is the perfect low carb high fat protein packed treat. You can have it in the morning as a quick on the go breakfast. Also a great keto dessert to end the day. Either way it’s packed with fresh fruity flavor and sure to be a tasty favorite.
Yes, nobody is going to have their mind blown that I wrote a chia pudding recipe but I do hope you can appreciate the subtle texture and flavor contrasts I added to make this recipe unique. Strawberries and lemon are a fantastic pairing because the acidic sour lemon is balanced out by the sweetness of the strawberries. Adding the fresh squeezed lemon juice to the Strawberry crunch chia pudding as well as the whipped cream adds a freshness that really brings this dessert up a notch.
I had tried these Strawberry & Cream Protein Puffs from Shrewd Foods a while back and really enjoyed them as a snack. Some People use them as a protein packed keto friendly cereal. I thought that crushing them up on top of a dessert seemed like a great idea to me. One of my biggest complaints about chia puddings is that they’re kinda boring from a textual perspective. Adding the strawberry and cream protein puffs add that crunch that I was craving. With me desserts should have layers of texture to make them more exciting to eat. If you don’t have protein puffs some chopped almonds would be a nice addition as well.
Chia Seeds are really quite impressive when you think about it. They are loaded with fiber along with omega 3 fatty acids, zinc, iron, calcium and tons of other vitamins. Chia seeds were a very important part of the Mayan and Aztec diets and the word “chia” actually meant strength. These magical little seeds are also loaded with antioxidants that have been shown to fight off cancer causing free radicals. Now, I’m not saying chia seeds cure cancer but if they can help out even a little why not consider adding some into your diet.
The other amazing thing about chia seeds is that they can absorb upto 27x their weight in water. This makes them a great addition to my weight loss journey because they keep me full for a long time. I’ve found that chia pudding instead of fat bombs has helped me cut down on my calories and subside cravings.
One complaint I always hear about chia puddings is the texture. Some people just don’t care for the little seeds getting in their teeth. One trick I’ve found is after I’ve let the chia seed bloom overnight you can pour the pudding into a small smoothie blender and purée. This is a perfect way to take this recipe on the go. I’ve even frozen my smoothies for a tasty frozen treat.
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