Vegan Keto Breakfast: Berry Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk | Low Carb, Sugar Free

Breakfast

4 servings

blender, rubber spatula, mixing bowl

Ingredients

How to make fresh coconut milk (makes 3 cups)

  • 1 large cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 3 cups water

Berry Chia Pudding

  • 3 cups coconut milk (fresh or canned full-fat)
  • 2 cups berries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons protein powder (optional)
  • 1-2 tablespoons MCT coconut oil (optional)
  • 2 pinches Himalayan crystal salt or sea salt
  • Stevia, to taste (or other sweetener of your choice)
  • 6 - 8 tablespoons chia seeds (depending on how thick you like it)

Optional add-ons:

  • 2 teaspoons lucuma powder
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder

 

Today I’m going to show you one of my favorite vegan keto breakfast recipes: Berry Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk. It’s one of the first breakfast recipes I created since I decided to give the ketogenic way of eating (high fat low carb) a go and I think you’ll love it! It’s really creamy, completely sugar free and very satisfying thanks to the coconut milk and MCT coconut oil + great to boost your fat-burning metabolism!

I’ll also show you how to make fresh coconut milk at home. Of course, feel free to use canned coconut milk if you’re in a rush - or if you’re not as loco for the coco as I am, you could replace it with other plant-based milk such as natural almond milk or hemp milk.

This berry chia pudding makes a great afternoon snack as well – just don’t eat it too close to bedtime because the coconut will give you plenty of energy so it might keep you awake. When I’m in the mood for something sweet, I love having this chia pudding around noon, as a snack to break the fast

Since this summer, I have been experimenting with intermittent fasting. I practice the 16:8 method which means that I fast for 16 hours (usually from 8pm until noon the next day) and then have my meals - usually two big meals and two snacks - within 8 hours (12am-8pm).

I read about fasting and its many benefits (weight loss, detox, better sleep, improved mental clarity…) a long time ago but I never really considered trying it myself because my blood sugar levels were always fluctuating which meant I was constantly thinking about food. How on earth would I be able to fast for 16 hours or longer without going crazy?

In comes Dave Asprey’s book ‘The Bulletproof Diet’. He inspired me to give the ketogenic way of eating a go (high fat low carb) and introduced me to the concept of fasting with ‘bulletproof coffee’, a genius way to hack your hunger hormones and stay satisfied and energized for longer. Bulletproof coffee is basically coffee blended with organic grass-fed butter and MCT coconut oil. I know, it sounds weird but trust me on this one – if you’re considering giving fasting a go, you have to try it!

Since I have zero caffeine tolerance (I get all shaky and jittery) I make it with hot water instead of coffee but you could use green tea, matcha or yerba mate as well. Instead of grass-fed butter, you can use cacao butter. I also add a spoonful of protein powder to give my muscles some extra fuel and some other ingredients to boost the nutrient content. The result: I no longer wake up feeling super hungry or cravings carbs, and my blood sugar levels stay a lot more stable.

Let me know if you’d like me to share more about this topic in a future blogpost or video – including the drink I make in the morning to make fasting easier – by leaving a comment down below!

Also, if you’d like to find out more about good vegan protein powders that are also low in carbohydrates, I’d be happy to share so definitely let me know in the comments!

For now, I hope you’ll enjoy this creamy berry chia pudding :)

Vegan Keto Breakfast: Berry Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk | Low Carb, Sugar Free

Berry Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk (Vegan Keto, Low Carb High Fat)

DIRECTIONS:

How to make fresh coconut milk (makes 3 cups)

  1. Add the shredded coconut to your blender and mix until finely ground. You could use a spice or coffee grinder as well.
  2. Add 1 cup of water and blend on high for about a minute.
  3. Add the two remaining cups of water and blend again until your coconut milk is nice ‘n creamy. Easy, right?

Berry Chia Pudding

  1. Add the berries to the coconut milk, together with the protein powder and MCT coconut oil. The MCT is optional but it will make the chia pudding extra satisfying. If you don’t have MCT at home, you could replace it with coconut butter or just leave it out.
  2. I also like to add two pinches of salt for flavor balance and Stevia to sweeten. If you have them at home, you can add two teaspoons of lucuma powder and one teaspoon of maca powder as well (to add flavor and energy-boosting nutrients) but again, those are totally optional. Blend until smooth!
  3. Pour the berry coconut milk on top of your chia seeds in a mixing bowl and stir well. Put it in the refrigerator overnight so it has the time to thicken (the chia seeds will absorb the liquid).
  4. Right before serving, add your toppings of choice. I used blueberries, strawberries, toasted coconut and almond flakes, hemp seeds, a sprinkle of finely ground cacao nibs and a few edible flowers from our garden.

JULIE’S TIPS & TRICKS:

  • If you make a bigger batch of coconut milk, you can store it in the fridge for at least 5 days and use it in smoothies, shakes, breakfast porridge… Or you could freeze it in ice cubes and use it for ice cream or thick milkshakes!
  • The berry chia pudding will stay fresh for at least 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

Now I would love to hear from you!

Are you considering giving the ketogenic way of eating a go and would you like some guidance? What would you like to see more of: recipes, menu planning, food prep tips…?

Would you like to find out more about intermittent fasting too, including why I’m trying it, the benefits and how you can get started?

Definitely let me know by leaving a comment down below.

 

Want to find out more about the high fat low carb ketogenic diet and why I'm trying it? You can read more about it (including a vegan keto bento box recipe) right HERE.

 

Vegan Keto Breakfast: Berry Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk | Low Carb, Sugar Free

Vegan Keto Breakfast: Berry Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk | Low Carb, Sugar Free

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Comments

Jasmien

Welke zijn goede veganistische eiwitpoeders?

Jasmien wrote Reply
julie

Hey Jasmien, goede vraag! Sunwarrior is een van mijn favoriete merken maar er nog vele goede varianten. Ik zal er in een latere blogpost meer over vertellen. Vele groetjes, Julie

julie wrote Reply
Anne

I would love to know more! Could you also tell us where you get your mct? Thanks!

Anne wrote Reply
julie

Yes of course! I use Bulletproof Brain Octaine MCT Oil. You can easily order it online :)

julie wrote Reply

Thanks for sharing the good stuff. I'm going to try it.

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julie

You're very welcome Tuck. Enjoy & happy holidays!

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Lindsey

I would love to know about protein powders you like.

Lindsey wrote Reply

Thanks Lindsey, have a great day!

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Cheryl

I would like to know more about keto genic way of eating and intermittent fasting

Cheryl wrote Reply

Thanks Cheryl! I'm currently working on a new eBook with more background info, menu plans & lots of recipes to get you started :)

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Jax

Hi! Thanks so much for this post! If you can make a vegan Keto book I’ll buy it! Take all my money!

Jax wrote Reply

Lol, I'm on it! :) The English translation of our 'Start to Keto' eBook is almost ready. It's not completely vegan but almost all of the recipes are vegan/veggie and you can adjust them to your liking! More info coming soon.

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DeAnna

How are berries low carb/keto???

DeAnna wrote Reply

Depending on what type of low carb/keto lifestyle you aim for, you can add berries & root vegetables as healthy carbohydrates - especially during 'carb-ups'. If you combine them with MCT oil, you won't get peaks in your blood sugar levels and you will keep your fat-burning metabolism going.

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Do you know the macros on this receipe ?

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Hi Bianca, these are the macros:

- Net carbs: 13,5 g

- Fats: 35,1 g

- Protein: 14,3 g

If you top the chia pudding with hemp seeds & MCT oil (like I do) you'll have more fats & protein, less carbs.

Enjoy! :)

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Rey

I'd love more keto vegan recipes, please!

Rey wrote Reply

Thanks Rey! More coming soon :)

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Gloria Clark

Amazing.... made this with "lets do Organic" heavy coconut cream and only 1 cup of of strawberries, with 2 tbsp of pea protein......... SO delicious!11!

Gloria Clark wrote Reply

Thanks Gloria! Sounds really delicious and nutritious :)

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Jan Merhar

Thank you for the information on the macros! Could you also include the serving size? The berry chia pudding is fabulous!

Jan Merhar wrote Reply

Hi Jan, thank you! Glad to hear you like it :) This recipe makes 4 servings (you can check the amount of servings at the left hand side of each recipe). Have a lovely weekend!

wrote Reply

Regarding the Berry Chia pudding with coconut milk- are the macros per serving? Or divide by 4?

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Hi Lois, measurements are per serving!

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Jennifer Cruz

Thank you Julie for your vegan-Keto with intermediate fasting info it’s my love too😍

Jennifer Cruz wrote Reply

You're very welcome Jennifer! More plant-based keto inspiration coming soon & I've almost finished my new English 'start to keto' eBook with more veggie keto recipes! Love, Julie

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Alice

Wanting to learn more about Vegan/Vegetarian Keto recipes. Please let us know when your e-book is ready. I will happily pay for it. Thank you!

Alice wrote Reply

I will! Thanks Alice :)

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Michelle

Can you please forward the recipe for your bulletproof coffee?

Will be trying this recipe tomorrow for breakfast.

Thank you!

Michelle wrote Reply

Hi Michelle,

You can find the exact recipe and other 'bulletproof' (I like to call them 'brain fuel' recipes for intermittent fasting in my Start to Keto eBook: https://www.julieslifestyle.com/en/shop/detail/start-to-keto-ebook

Basic brain fuel coffee has coffee, organic grass-fed butter & MCT coconut oil. Really powerful combination!

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