Strawberry Fluff Salad is a keto version of a sweet summertime fruit salad that is popular at picnics, potlucks, and reunions. This dessert-like fat bomb recipe is made with chia seed thicken this delicious fruity pudding!
This fruit salad is perfect for portable lunches. Stored in individual containers, you can just grab and go! It made a great solution to Grumpy’s lunch box dilemma!
Why I made Strawberry Fluff Salad
When you are eating keto, it can be difficult at times to get enough fiber and fat in your diet. This is where chia seeds and heavy cream come into the picture! Chia is high in fiber and fat and basically negates the carb count. The heavy cream is high in fat and super delicious when whipped with a little sweetener.
Since we are now Keto, I decided that we had to have a go-to creamy, delicious fat bomb recipe that we could enjoy whenever we needed to up our fats. Most fruit is out on Keto, but berries are definitely in. After eating a chia pudding one day, I started thinking about how I could make it fluffier! Not to mention add some extra fat to our diet.
What Chia Seeds are and why they are good for Keto
What is Chia Seed?
Chia is an edible seed that comes from a flowering plant. They can be black or white, and will absorb up to 12 times their weight in liquid. After they have soaked in liquid, they will form a gel-like substance around the seed. This makes them perfect for thickening jams and puddings.
Why are Chia Seeds good for the Keto diet?
When eating low carb, your diet may lack in fiber. So this miracle seed is a perfect solution due to its high fiber and fat content. Just 1 serving of chia is 11 grams of fiber and 9 grams of fat!
Are Chia Seeds high in calories?
Chia Seeds have 137 calories per two tablespoons. However, for the most part, calories on Keto do not count. When eating a high-fat low carb diet, you tend to feel less hungry and have fewer cravings. Therefore, you tend to eat less.
Do I need to limit the amount of Chia Seeds in my diet?
I highly recommend you don’t consume a large quantity of chia in any one day. Due to their high fiber content, they may cause digestive issues.
How to make Strawberry Fluff Salad
While it takes only 10 minutes to mix the salad, you will need to let it sit at least 8 hours, or overnight. You will then need about another 10 minutes to whip your cream and fold into the salad in the final step.
Measure or weigh your strawberries. I used 1 cup of whole strawberries which weighed in at 5.5 ounces.
Slice and the strawberries and place them in a shallow bowl with 1 tablespoon of syrup. Chop with hand chopper to liquefy and mash berries.
Add almond milk, syrup, and chia seed to mixing bowl. Pour the almond milk and syrup to mixing bowl, then sprinkle chia seed over top of the almond milk. Stir to combine.
Add mashed strawberries and stir to combine well, until there are no clumps of chia seeds.
Place a lid or plastic wrap over the top of chia pudding mixture in mixing bowl and place in refrigerator up to 8 hours.
Pour the heavy cream and syrup in the mixing bowl. Whip the cream using a hand mixer until cream stiffens.
Add the whipped cream to the chia pudding and fold to combine well. The salad mixture will be very light and fluffy.
Add to serving jars and refrigerate until ready to consume this delicious fat bomb recipe!.
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The one ingredient I feel is essential in adding flavor to this recipe is the sugar-free almond-flavored syrup. The almond flavoring in the syrup compliments the strawberries and give it just the right amount of sweetness. This is my go-to syrup for recipes and sweetening my coffee!
Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.
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