Healthy, Sweet Breakfast Pudding
When deciding what to have for breakfast, you can go one of two ways- make something sweet or something savory. Breakfast is the only meal when something resembling a dessert is an acceptable option. This recipe definitely falls into the category of being a sweet treat that is still a healthy way to start the day. As always, it is a low carb option with only 6 grams of net carbs while still being sweet enough to satisfy your craving for a dessert-like breakfast.
The basis of our carrot cake chia pudding is chia seeds. These little seeds are a true powerhouse food that you should incorporate into your diet daily, if possible. One of the most raved about nutritional benefits of chia seeds is their incredibly high amount of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids help with your cholesterol, lowering your LDL, total cholesterol, and triglycerides which can help improve your heart health significantly. They are actually the richest source of omega-3s in all the plant-based foods (containing more omega 3’s than flaxseeds, hempseeds, and walnuts).
Chia seeds also are full of fiber which is another essential dietary nutrient. The USDA recommends that women under 50 consumer 25.2 grams of fiber each day and men under 50 should get at least 30.8 grams. Just one ounce of chia seeds has 10 grams of fiber and this specific recipe will give you 8 grams of fiber. That means you are starting your day off on the right track, getting a good deal of fiber right from the start!
In addition to helping keep your digestive system working properly, eating fiber makes you feel full for longer. This can be beneficial if you are trying to lose weight as you can enjoy a big bowl of chia pudding then be satiated for the rest of the morning. When you are not tempted to reach for snacks or other unhealthy foods, you will stay on track toward your weight loss goal and chia seeds will help you do so in a healthy way.
Chia seeds have a slight nitty taste which is why they are the perfect base to this carrot cake chia pudding recipe. Of course, the carrot cake spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and vanilla add a lot of flavor as well! A little grated carrot and some toasted pecans and you have a perfect carrot cake creation!
This recipe proves that breakfast can be extremely healthy while still tasting as if you were eating a dessert. Give this carrot cake chia pudding a try and let us know what you think! Oh, one more trick- you can enjoy a bowl after dinner as a real dessert too, it’s just like eating cake!
If you’re craving some traditional carrot cake after trying our recipe, you should check out this low carb carrot cake. This recipe is perfect for when you’re having a get-together and need enough cake for everyone. Your guests are going to love this moist and ultra-creamy dessert!
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