This healthy key lime pie chia pudding is easy to make, delicious, and a nutrient-dense sweet treat that provides you with many health benefits. Filled with healthy fats from coconut milk and chia seeds while also providing you with the benefits of detoxifying ingredients, it’s a sweet treat that your body will love!
As the winter approaches, I always begin to crave key lime pie as it seems to be a popular order in South Florida as the holidays near. Finding a healthy way to enjoy a dairy-free key lime pie for breakfast is certainly a win-win for me! If you enjoy this recipe you’ll love my Pitaya Guava Chia Pudding, Cardamom Rose Chia Pudding with Pomegranate Molasses, and this Pumpkin Chia Pudding!
Key Lime Pudding Ingredients
It’s likely that many of us grew up enjoying an easier rendition of this recipe with the key lime instant pudding mix that’s often filled with questionable ingredients and inflammatory sugars. This dairy-free key lime pudding recipe is one of my favorite detox dessert recipes as well as a sugar detox recipe as it has no added sugar while also having detoxifying ingredients to help rid your body of toxins.
Serving This Healthy Key Lime Pie Chia Pudding
Serving this key lime chia pudding is a versatile one as it can be served as simple key lime pudding shots, pops, or as filling breakfast key lime pie parfaits! I enjoy these most as parfaits so that I can get a bit of crunch with the sweet and tart flavors from the key limes. In the summer months I love having these as healthy key lime pie popsicles. Below I’ve detailed how to serve them:
- Key Lime Pie Pudding Shots: For this option, you may serve these pops in small shot glasses or in larger cups and top with granola or gluten-free graham cracker layering between the coconut chia pudding layers. Some people will enjoy topping them with dairy-free whipped cream.
- Key Lime Pie Parfaits: This option is my favorite as it jam-packs additional healthy ingredients into your dish while also making it a complete meal. Feel free to load your detox no-bake parfaits with an array of fruits such as bananas, toasted coconut, kiwis, crumbled gluten-free biscotti, or even crunchy granola layers.
- Key Lime Pie Popsicles: These dairy-free popsicles are a favorite sweet treat in the summer months! However, you’ll need to double or triple the recipe depending on how many you’d like to make as well as remove the chia seeds if desired. I typically remove them for this option.
Are Chia Seeds Good For Your Gut?
Chia seeds are a great choice for gut health! Chia seeds are filled with fiber and omega-3 fatty acids that help to contribute to helping control inflammation and aiding in proper digestion.
Additionally, they contain prebiotic properties from a fiber known as mucilage. Mucilage acts as a prebiotic that aids in improving favorable gut bacteria. We have both good and bad gut bacteria and consuming substances like this allows for these helpful microbes to do their work. With that, it allows for a smoother movement of food through our digestive tract.
A few other gut-health benefits that come with consuming chia seeds are regulation of blood sugar and weight management. This is due to chia seeds’ expandable and gelatinous membrane. They may also help to improve the absorption of nutrients making them a healthy choice for most individuals.
Healthy Key Lime Pie Chia Pudding
Key Lime Pie Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk
- 1 cup thick canned coconut milk
- Juice of 12-14 key limes
- ½ cup water or additional coconut milk
- ¼ tsp powdered monk fruit
- zest of 1 lime
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or 1-inch vanilla bean I prefer a vanilla bean!
- 1/2 tsp chlorella powder for coloring & detox
Key Lime Pie Chia Pudding Toppings
- toasted almonds or low sugar granola
- crushed pistachios (optional)
- kiwi (optional)
- toasted coconut (optional)
- matcha powder or natural food colorings (noted below) (optional)
- mint (optional)
- Start off by washing your produce and mint if using.
- Follow by mixing all of your ingredients in the chia pudding ingredient group.
- Allow the chia seeds to swell before enjoying. If you whisk your mixture this will help the chia seeds to swell much quicker.
- Finish by adding your pudding to a jar or bowl & serve with your favorite toppings!
- You may store your pudding in the fridge up to one week however I suggest enjoying within two days.
- If you would like to add additional green to your key lime puddings you may use matcha on its own, chlorella on its own, or mix blue spirulina with a bit of natural yellow food coloring powder or liquid drops.
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