Atkins Diet Recipes: Low Carb Chocolate Chia Pudding (E-IF)


Atkins Diet Recipes: Low Carb Chocolate Chia Pudding (E-IF) 

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I have been making a lot of low carb puddings recently from Chia seeds from banana to cherry for me to chocolate for my wife.  Chia seeds have some definite health benefits and also work well in thickening sauces. Here are some of the health benefits of chia seeds:

** Help weight loss. Chia seeds are popular for weight loss. They reduce food cravings by preventing some of the food that you eat from getting absorbed into your system. This blockage of calorie absorption makes them a great diet helper.
** Feel fuller faster: They can also help your diet by making you feel full. This is because they absorb 10 times their weight in water, forming a bulky gel.
** Hydration for athletes: They are also great for athletes because the “chia gel” can hydrate the body.
** Reduce your blood pressure: There’s evidence to suggest they can reduce blood pressure.
** Omega-3: They are the richest plant source of Omega-3 (the vital fats that protect against inflammation—such as arthritis—and heart disease). In fact, they contain more Omega-3 than salmon!
** Benefits for diabetes: Because chia seeds slow down how fast our bodies convert carbohydrates into simple sugars, studies indicate they can control blood sugar. This leads scientists to believe chia seeds may have great benefits for diabetics.

Atkins Diet Recipes: Low Carb Chocolate Chia Pudding (E-IF)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Atkins Diet Recipes: Low Carb Chocolate Chia Pudding (E-IF)

A quick single-serve treat for people in Extended Induction or later

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder, heaping
  • 2 tsp Splenda, or liquid equivalent
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Add chia seeds to Magic blender to grind the seeds.
  2. Add almond milk, cocoa powder, sucralose, and vanilla extract to the Magic blender cup.
  3. Process another 30 seconds to combine the ingredients, and chill for 10-15 minutes.

Notes/Nutrition Info:

Nutrition Info per serving (4 oz): 116 Calories, 6.4g Fat, 10.5g Total Carbs (6.8g Fiber) , 3.7g Protein

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2 comments to Atkins Diet Recipes: Low Carb Chocolate Chia Pudding (E-IF)

  • Cha cha cha chia! :) I joke that Denny spread my head with chia growing medium one night when I was sleeping and sprinkled it with chia seeds we keep in the fridge. I woke up to a head of chia sprouts lol. It made a pretty good chemo wig! :D

    So look, my doc – the Wizard of Oncology – isn’t too concerned about it cuz he doesn’t think I can eat enough to present a problem with it, but one thing about chia is that it does act as a phytoestrogen (like soy) and if you have a hormone positive cancer that could be a bad thing, if you’re eating a bunch of it. But the casual consumption of it, shouldn’t pose a risk. Just thought you could edit me before this posts or delete it if you wanna. I will understand. But just thought you should know there is a tiny dark side to it…

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      It is good to know, but the same has been said about flax too. Long story I don’t think anything has a free ride to be overconsumed. Even if it is net carb is near 0g, there may be unintended consequences. Even buffalo wings have a ton of sodium. The good news is even with flax and chia seeds I have consume I haven’t developed moobs yet. :-D

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