Whether you are on a ketogenic diet or are lactose intolerant, avocado pudding with chia seeds is a great alternative for anyone craving dessert. With ingredients like avocado, coconut milk and chia seeds, this pudding packs a nutrient rich punch. It is full of goodness that will do wonders for your health and general well-being. Best of all, it’s delicious and very easy to make.
Nutrient-Dense Avocado Recipe
Avocado is a fantastic nutrient-dense fruit. It is low in carbohydrates (one medium size avocado has approximately 2g of carbs) full of nutritious fat, antioxidants, vitamins, fibre, magnesium, folate, and loaded with potassium. What do all these nutrients translate to? Avocados are basically amazing for your health. They will help to keep your heart healthy, protect your vision, maintain your bones strong and help you fight against certain types of cancers.
Pairing avocado with coconut milk and chia seeds makes for a delicious pudding. Served chilled it’s absolutely addictive and fantastic for anyone on a ketogenic diet. It also works for those who is lactose intolerant as it is dairy free too. Give it a try and let me know.
Avocado Pudding with Chia Seeds
(311 Calories, 5g net carbs, 13g fibre, 26g fat, 5g protein)
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 100ml (approximately 1/2 box) coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon of Lakanto
- 1 medium-size ripe avocado
- 1 tablespoon of lakanto
- 1 tablespoon of coconut milk
- A drop of vanilla essence
- Mix chia seeds, coconut milk, and lakanto together until it is combined in a small bowl and refrigerate it.
- Blend avocado, vanilla essence, lakanto and coconut milk until it resembles a smoothie consistency-wise. Scoop into a dessert glass.
- Cover and keep chilled for at least 1 hour.
- To serve, take out your avocado pudding and pour chia seeds mixture on top. Get your spoon ready and dig in!
What is a Ketogenic Diet or Keto?
A ketogenic diet is a low carbohydrate, moderate protein, and high fat diet. It revolves around limiting our carbohydrate intake in order to put our body in a state of burning fat for energy as opposed to glucose.
When we eat a lot of carbs, our body produces glucose and insulin. Glucose turns into energy while insulin is produced to process the glucose in our bloodstream by taking it around the body. Since the glucose is being used as an energy source, our fats are not needed and just sit there in storage.
By lowering our intake of carbohydrates, we put our body in a state called “ketosis”. During this state, our body makes ketones, which are produced from the breakdown of fats in the liver.
Loading our body with fats and taking away carbohydrates, will make our body burn ketones as the primary energy source instead of glucose. In other words, we burn fat for energy as opposed to burning sugar. Optimal ketone levels offer many health, weight loss, physical and mental performance benefits.
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