This dairy-free chia pudding with cardamom, rose, and figs is a flavor-packed dish filled with common Middle Eastern flavors. If you’re not familiar; rose, cardamom, figs, and dates, are often used in this type of cuisine. Whether that be desserts, drinks, or a fasting treat, this combination is a must especially as a healthy sweet treat.
Dairy-Free Chia Pudding:
If you’ve ever went to your favorite Middle Eastern restaurant to experience the unique flavors of this cuisine, you’ll love having this dessert! If you enjoy this dairy-free chia pudding you’ll also love this guava pitaya chia pudding & this pumpkin chia pudding.
The Benefits of Chia Seeds:
The benefits of chia seeds is quite a hefty collection. Aside from being a heart healthy ingredient due to their omega-3 fatty acids, they may aide in brain function, anti-inflammatory properties, joint care, skin, weight management, and even contribute to positive mental health. These are just some of the benefits coming from Omega-3 fatty acids!
Fiber: Chia seeds are rich in fiber primarily coming from soluble fiber. This helps to absorb water and form a gel-like substance in our digestive tracks. This clings to other digested material for us to eliminate. When we consume soluble fiber it helps to regulate our digestive health while also helping to regulate blood sugar, cholesterol, weight management, and heart health. Additionally, it helps us feel full.
Antioxidants: Many of the ingredients in this dairy free chia pudding; specifically dates, figs, cardamom, and pitaya contain rich amounts of antioxidants. Antioxidants are types of molecules that can protect against damaging free radicals while also potentially leading to a stronger immune system.
Healthy Fats: Healthy fats are an essential part of a healthy diet and enjoying this coconut-based dairy-free chia pudding makes for a great source of necessary monosaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Keep in mind that while these are healthy fats, coconut milk does have saturated fats that may be beneficial for some individuals while being something eaten in moderation for others.
Vitamins & Minerals: Many of the ingredients in this recipe contain rich amounts of vitamins and minerals such as high amounts of potassium, magnesium, copper, vitamin C, B6, iron, and more.
Dairy-Free Chia Pudding with Cardamom and Rose
- 1 cup thick canned coconut milk
- 1/2 cup steeped chamomile tea water
- 2-3 large Medjool dates seed removed & chopped
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or 1-inch vanilla bean I prefer a vanilla bean!
- ½ packet pitaya
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1-2 tsp rose water
- Dash to ⅛ tsp cardamom
Dairy Free Chia Pudding White Layer
- 1 tbsp black chia seeds
- 2/3 cup coconut milk
- 1 tsp rose water
- 3 fresh RIPE figs or fig jam
- 1 carton organic raspberries
- Frozen grated ginger optional
- 1/8 cup crushed pistachios
- 1 tsp dried rose petals
- 2 tsp pomegranate molasses
- Start off by washing your produce and allow to dry.
- Steep your tea in a separate bowl while adding your dates to the mixture. Allow the dates to soften before pulling the skin off as well as removing the pit. Proceed by chopping the dates and reserving the tea/date liquid.
- Next combine your ingredients for your main dairy-free chia pudding layer in section one. Follow in another bowl with your white layer.
- Mix them with a whisk or fork and let them come together for at least an hour or so. Follow by serving them in a small cup in whichever order you'd like. Finish by topping them with your ingredients.