Low Carb Desserts: Pumpkin Chia Seed Keto Pudding

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Pumpkin low carb desserts (sugar free desserts, Paleo desserts, keto desserts) fulfill a few different functions. They are quick to make, exceptionally filling, and great for your body in many ways.

Pumpkin puree is exceptionally high in beta-carotenoid, which your body can convert to vitamin A. Vitamin A is great for vision, the health and maintenance of your skin and mucosal membranes, and also important for growth. Your hair, skin and nails depend on adequate amounts of vitamin A for their beauty.

Pumpkin puree is also great as a stool softener, so if you have been having issues with constipation, Pumpkin Chia Seed Keto Pudding could be your home remedy. The fiber in pumpkin is easy on the colon and intestinal tract, and heals on its journey throughout the entire digestive system.

In this recipe, you’ll also find ginger, chia seeds and cinnamon. It’s one of many sugar free desserts that are packed with nutrition. You might not think it’s as tasty as a low carb ice cream (sugar free ice cream) but it’s definitely worth the effort of making it. You’ll probably share this recipe as one of your favorite Paleo desserts / keto desserts.

The ginger has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Chia seeds also will give you about 30% of the day’s worth of magnesium. This is another important thing because magnesium deficiency is connected to diabetes. Your blood sugar regulation depends on magnesium as well as zinc, niacin, and chromium. Interestingly, chia is also a source of the zinc and niacin.

The cinnamon helps regulate your blood sugar and blood fat levels.

Pumpkin Chia Seed Keto Pudding

Yield: 8 servings low carb desserts, suitable as keto desserts and Paleo desserts

Ingredients: 

  • 3 cups coconut milk, full fat
  • 1-1/2 cups pumpkin puree (use canned pumpkin)
  • 24 drops Stevia liquid sweetener
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ cup chia seeds

Instructions: 

  1. In a blender, add these ingredients: coconut milk, pumpkin, stevia, and all spices. Blend for about 30 seconds to mix flavors and consistencies.
  2. Then add chia seeds. Blend another 5 seconds.
  3. Pour into eight small pudding or dessert bowls. Cover and refrigerate for a few hours.
  4. Serve with whipped cream.

How to Alter This Recipe & Other Low Carb Desserts for New Flavors

Low carb desserts are somewhat like your wardrobe. You can mix and match different outfits together just like you can alter ingredients in a recipe and come up with new and exciting flavors.  Here are three ideas that could rock your taste buds:

  1. Alter the consistency by adding unsweetened shredded coconut to the pudding to thicken it up. The amount added doesn’t need to be more than 1/3 cup shredded coconut.
  2. Forget the vanilla extract and substitute lemon extract instead. This will give it a fresh, mind-stimulating flavor.
  3. Add a raspberry extract to the current recipe. Pumpkin goes well with raspberries. About a teaspoon should be enough.

You could even add a scoop of sugar free ice cream on top of this pudding. Make sure it’s a low carb ice cream. Of the sugar free desserts, this combination could become your favorite! You won’t know until you try it in your next few low carb desserts and Paleo desserts.

2018-04-20T17:41:41+00:00 Low Carb Dessert|