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lychee rose chia pudding in a glass jar perched on a wooden tray, lychees scattered around
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Lychee Rose Chia Pudding

Lychee and rose come together in this refreshing summer breakfast treat
Prep Time40 mins
Chilling Time2 hrs
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, International
Servings: 1 jar


  • Mixing bowl
  • fruit knife
  • 250 ml jar


  • 1.5 tablespoon Chia seeds
  • ½ c unsweetened almond milk
  • ¾ teaspoon edible food-grade rose extract use 1 tablespoon food grade rose water instead if you are unable to source.
  • 1 tbsp Maple or Agave syrup
  • 10-12 fresh lychees peeled and chopped about ⅓ c
  • ¼ teaspoon beetroot powder


Blooming the chia

  • In a mixing bowl, combine chia seeds, rose extract and ½ cup almond milk.
  • Mix well. Let this sit for 30 mins.
  • After 30 mins, you can see that the chia has bloomed and the mixture looks like jelly..

Adding lychee

  • While the chia sits, prep the lychee.
  • Wash them under running water.
  • Peel them and pit them using a fruit knife.
  • Chop the lychee into small pieces and set them aside.
  • When the chia has bloomed and is ready, add the chopped lychee and the remaining almond milk.
  • Stir in the maple syrup and add the beetroot powder.
  • Mix well. Transfer to a clean sterilized glass jar.
  • Refrigerate until ready to eat.


  1. Chia has to be bloomed before mixing in the other ingredients. Never eat chia raw or without blooming them. These tiny seeds tend to expand in size. When you swallow them raw, they may swell up inside your throat. This may cause choking. Please do not skip this step.
  2. The pudding thickens further as it chills. 
  3. Low fat coconut milk works well in this recipe too. 
  4. I did not want to use food colors. So I picked beetroot powder. A little goes a long way when it comes to beet powder. For a pretty pink, ¼ teaspoon was more than enough. 
  5. Tinned lychees tend to have added sugar in them. For this reason, I will not recommend using them if you are looking for a recipe that has no refined sugar in them. If you are not very particular about this, feel free to use tinned lychees. Drain them fully and chop them into little pieces and use as directed in the recipe.
  6. Chia puddings taste best when served chilled. Allow them to chill in the fridge for atleast 2 hours before eating.
  7. You can also add some lychees as topping before eating.

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Nutrition values are provided here as a courtesy and are only a rough guide. Please consult a health care provider if you have any concerns.

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