I made my first ever chia seed pudding recipe after being on a low carb diet for several months. And literally, if I had to eat another egg for breakfast I was going to crack (get it-lol). I originally went on a keto diet so I could help other dog moms understand how this diet can help halt or reverse their dog’s (or their) cancer. And I am SO GLAD I learned first hand, the science behind keto so that I could make appropriate claims as to how it worked for me and my dogs.

Needless to say, I was getting suuuuuper tired of just butter coffee or scrambled eggs with no toast for breakfast every day! Chia seeds are a huge source of balanced omega 3s and are almost no net carbs, so it’s a win-win for us. This recipe is just way too easy too!

Next time, I’m going to make some dog-friendly versions for my own dogs 😬🐶🙌.  

Boost That Mind With Antioxidants and Omega Fatty Acids!

Acia:

This fruit may be the most confusing to pronounce (say: ahh-sigh-eee), but it is one of the most powerful fruits that both you and your dogs can benefit from.

They are:

  • Nutrient-Dense because of their unique nutritional profile
  • Low in sugar
  • Chock full of antioxidants
  • Shown to have a possible anti-cancer effect
  • Can help boost that brain function!

Chia:

Who doesn’t love a good chia pet? While this seed is hopefully not making an interior design comeback, it surely is here to stay in the nutrition world. This little black seed is also packed with nutrients.

These babies are:

  • Packed with potassium and magnesium, which is great for heart health.
  • Chock full of nutrients like manganese and and magnesium that are important to us and our dogs (especially if they are raw fed)
  • Very low calorie
  • Low carb (good for keto)
  • Full of omega 3 healthy fatty acids
  • It’s also a powerful antioxidant! The antioxidants suck up all the free radicals that are just going to party town in your bodies.
  • And as you guessed it, my FAVE… They help fight cancer! (Before cancer starts)

 

Low Carb Brain Booster Chia Seed Pudding With Acai

Prep Time: 1 hour for gel to form and 10 mins for prep

Cook Time: 0 mins

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups of full fat canned coconut milk (some solids and some liquids)
  • 1/4 cup organic chia seeds
  • 1 frozen açaí packet
  • 4 drops of liquid stevia or other sweetener/substitute of choice
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 TBS plain Greek yogurt

TOPPING OPTIONS

  • 1 TBS dried unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp cocoa nibs
  • Handful of blueberries
  • Handful of raspberries

Instructions:

  1. Mix milk and chia seeds and let sit for an hour or overnight to form a gel.
  2. Blend ingredients except yogurt in a blender. Add more milk if too thick.
  3. Spoon yogurt into a clear glass (its more fun to look at!) add açaí/chia mixture on top.
  4. Top with toppings and you’re done 🙌!

NOTES:

If the smoothie is too thick for you, just add a little almond milk or water to thin it out. You could also use a splash of coconut water, but let’s not go too crazy on the sugars, k?

 

If you try this recipe, let me know in the comments below! I’d also love to see pictures, so tag me on Instagram @LifewithLaker!

 

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