Healthy Blueberry Lemon Rosewater Chia Seed Pudding

Healthy Blueberry Lemon Rosewater Chia Seed Pudding ūüćčūüĆĻ– naturally¬†sweet, seriously refreshing, subtly floral, and ultimately unique and delicious!

Healthy Blueberry Lemon Rosewater Chia Seed Pudding (refined sugar free, low fat, low calorie, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

The bakery I work at has this suuuper delicious Lemon Rosewater Ice Cream, which is a huge hit during the hot summer months.  On my first day at work, I was tasked with making that oh-so-popular ice cream.  Before that day, I had never tasted, let alone smelled, rosewater.

As¬†I opened up a new bottle of rosewater for the first time, I was totally shocked. ¬†The¬†scent is¬†so potent,¬†it’s¬†as if¬†someone is shoving¬†dozens of roses in your¬†face and up your nose. ¬†Basically, whatever you do, DO NOT stick your nose anywhere near an open bottle of¬†rosewater… ¬†the scent will find you on its own.

Do as I say and not as I do ūüėĎ

Healthy Blueberry Lemon Rosewater Chia Seed Pudding (refined sugar free, low fat, low calorie, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

ANYWAYS.

In my opinion, rosewater isn’t that great on its own. ¬†Some people love it and some people hate it. ¬†I’m in between. ¬†It tastes really good when it’s paired up with something — lemon, pistachios, strawberries, blueberries… ¬†you get it. ¬†Just be¬†sure not to use too much! ¬†Take it from me. ¬†It’s strong. ¬†This recipe took a couple trials to get right.

The bottle of rosewater I have says to mix 2 tablespoons of rosewater with a glass of cold water. ¬†So, I thought, maybe I can replace some of the almond milk in the chia seed pudding with rosewater. ¬†Let’s say, ¬ľ cup?

BIG MISTAKE.

It was like choking down part rose and part candle. ¬†I had to mix it with about 3x the blueberry puree that I originally used¬†to get through that batch because I didn’t want to waste it. ¬†Thankfully, I revised¬†the recipe and now it’s 100% delicious perfection. ¬†The blueberry lemon puree is both tart and sweet, and the chia seed pudding is infused with vanilla and just a¬†hint of rosewater. ¬†A¬†hint, not a¬†punch ūüėČ

This¬†Healthy Blueberry Lemon Rosewater Chia Seed Pudding is¬†seriously diviiiiine. ¬†It’s definitely new territory for me, using a foreign ingredient like rosewater, but I’m so glad I did. ¬†I can sense a lot¬†more rosewater-infused recipe testing in the future!

Healthy Blueberry Lemon Rosewater Chia Seed Pudding (refined sugar free, low fat, low calorie, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

3 servings

Healthy Blueberry Lemon Rosewater Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 1¬Ĺ cups Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 2 tsp Rosewater
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 60g (5 tbs)¬†Chia Seeds
  • 5 packets Natural Sweetener (stevia,¬†Truvia, etc.)
  • 6oz Frozen Unsweetened Blueberries
  • Juice of 1 Lemon

Directions:

  1. In a shaker cup, add the almond milk, rosewater, vanilla extract, chia seeds and sweetener.  Cover with the cap and shake.  Pour into jars, seal tightly, and refrigerate overnight.
  2. In a small blender (I used my NutriBullet), puree the blueberries and lemon juice.  Pour the puree evenly into the jars.  Serve and enjoy!

Be sure to follow¬†@DessertsWithBenefits on Instagram!¬† If you try this recipe, make sure to snap a picture of it, tag me @DessertsWithBenefits, and hashtag #DessertsWithBenefits. ¬†I’d love to see it¬†and¬†feature you¬†on #FanFaveFridays!

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Here is the recipe’s nutrition label:

Healthy Blueberry Lemon Rosewater Chia Seed Pudding (refined sugar free, low fat, low calorie, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Blueberry Lemon Rosewater Chia Seed Pudding (refined sugar free, low fat, low calorie, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

I hope you like this recipe just as much as I do ‚ėļÔłŹ

Enjoy!

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–¬†Jess

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