Decadent Cacao Rose Chia Pudding

Howdy, friends!

I love trying out traditional recipes with a little twist. If you’re even slightly involved in the health community, whether you’re a quiet observer or an insta-famous health coach, you’ve probably heard of chia pudding. It’s a yummy treat that’s packed full of good fats and nutrients, and has less of the *junk* than regular pudding.

I love chia pudding, and it’s clear that a lot of other people love it too! But I’m a little bored of the same old options. I’ve seen dozens of recipes for plain chocolate, vanilla, and even matcha flavored chia pudding. Don’t get me wrong, these recipes are delish, but I’m craving somethin’ new, if ya know what I mean.

I’m thinking somethin’ like a “cacao rose” flavored chia pudding. Whaaaaat? Cacao rose?? Rose?? Yep! Rose! I’ve hopped on board with the floral trend and I can’t get enough! So I created a decadent cacao rose flavored chia pudding. It definitely makes me feel waaayy more elegant than I actually am, but hey! It’s sooooo good! (And if ya want more floral infused recipes, check out this bomb lilac milk recipe from my girl Tara!)

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 c. chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp. cacao powder
  • 2/3 c. rose water
  • 1/3 c. plant-based milk
  • 3 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 scoop collagen powder (optional)

To make the rose water, I filled my tea steeper with dried rose petals and steeped in 2/3 c. hot water for 5 minutes. I put it in the fridge to cool before using it.

Mix the rosewater, plant based milk and maple syrup together. Add the chia seeds and stir. This may take a while if the chia seeds start to clump. If you want to make sure your pudding isn’t lumpy, you can add the mixture to a blender. This will make the seeds finer as well.

Add the cacao powder and collagen (if you choose to use collagen) and stir until their are no lumps of powder in the mix. Refrigerate for at least an hour to thicken.

Remove from the fridge and serve! I garnished mine with chopped pistachios and some dried rose petals (although I didn’t actually eat the petals). It’s almost too pretty to eat!

What are your favorite ways to incorporate flowers into your dishes?

Naturally,

Ari

** I did receive the collagen powder from Tonic in exchange for a blog post.The recipe, all images and thoughts are my own. **

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