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Yogurt Pots with Macerated Hibiscus Blackberry Sauce

Refined-Sugar free, hibiscus blackberry sauce.

Yogurt Pots with Macerated Hibiscus Blackberry Sauce | Refined sugar-free macerated hibiscus blackberry sauce over yogurt makes for an easy naturally gluten-free summer dessert that comes together in minutes.
Macerated hibiscus blackberry sauce.

I’ve been eating this on everything.

But first. Hi from 30,000 feet somewhere over the upper Midwest. I’m typing this on an airplane as I travel to Minneapolis right now. Remember that thing I told you about that I’ve been planning with Amanda? It’s finally here! I’ll be spending the next four days at a retreat we’ve organized that’s taking place on a lake in Saint Paul with some of our favorite bloggers/ladies. Follow along on social all weekend long. #bossbabefestMSP

Our retreat and this post, have been graciously sponsored by Vital Proteins. The most trusted, leading collagen supplier on the market. Do you supplement with collagen? The benefits are endless, but particularly lend to improved skin/hair/nails, bone and joint, and gut health. I am somewhat new to this. I have been using collagen, mainly in smoothies, to heal my gut on and off for a few years. But I really must admit that as a mostly plant-based eater, the idea of collagen kind of grosses me out. Sometimes there are a tastes and odors that remind me of what I’m consuming. Vital Proteins however has a new sustainably sourced, marine collagen that is 100% odorless and tasteless.

It does not gel. It does not change the texture or flavor of your food. So you can put it in practically anything – like these macerated hibiscus blackberry pots. Or these other nine brilliant ideas that Amanda has rounded up for you.

The macerated hibiscus blackberry sauce comes together so easily, using minimal ingredients, and without refined sugar. I’m using the yogurt as a vessel to shovel it into your mouth. You can put it over anything, though. It’d be especially fantastic over cheesecake, shortcake, oats, ice cream and in cocktails.

Yogurt Pots with Macerated Hibiscus Blackberry Sauce | Refined sugar-free macerated hibiscus blackberry sauce over yogurt makes for an easy naturally gluten-free summer dessert that comes together in minutes.Yogurt Pots with Macerated Hibiscus Blackberry Sauce | Refined sugar-free macerated hibiscus blackberry sauce over yogurt makes for an easy naturally gluten-free summer dessert that comes together in minutes.Yogurt Pots with Macerated Hibiscus Blackberry Sauce | Refined sugar-free macerated hibiscus blackberry sauce over yogurt makes for an easy naturally gluten-free summer dessert that comes together in minutes.Yogurt Pots with Macerated Hibiscus Blackberry Sauce | Refined sugar-free macerated hibiscus blackberry sauce over yogurt makes for an easy naturally gluten-free summer dessert that comes together in minutes.

Macerated Hibiscus Blackberry Sauce
 
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If you cannot find loose hibiscus tea, you can empty out tea bags until you have 2 tablespoons worth. You could swap the honey for maple syrup or sugar of any kind. This is a great recipe to make ahead of time because the longer it sits the more delicious the blackberries become.
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Makes: 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons loose hibiscus tea
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • ½ cup honey
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea or pink himalayan salt
  • 2 cups blackberries
Instructions
  1. Bring the water to a gentle boil and remove from the heat. Steep the hibiscus tea in the hot water for 5 minutes and then discard the loose tea leaving just the strained hibiscus tea behind.
  2. Allow the tea to cool for about 5 minutes, then add in the honey and salt, and stir to dissolve.
  3. Roughly chop the blackberries and toss them into the hibiscus mixture. Stir continuously for about 3 minutes until the blackberries start to become soft.
Yogurt Pots
 
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You can use whatever type of yogurt you'd like. I used Greek, but a non-dairy option would be great too.
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Makes: 4 pots
Ingredients
  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup marine collagen {optional}
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 - 1½ tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • ½ cup Macerated Hibiscus Blackberry Sauce {see above}
Instructions
  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the yogurt with the collagen, vanilla and honey. Mix until smooth.
  2. Divide the yogurt into 4 small bowls and top each with roughly 2 tablespoons of the hibiscus blackberry sauce.

This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins; all opinions are my own.

7 Responses to "Yogurt Pots with Macerated Hibiscus Blackberry Sauce"

  1. Reply

    Jess @Nourished by Nutrition

    July 21, 2016 at 11:19 AM

    Yesterday I stood in the aisle at Fresh Thyme Market for 10 minutes debating whether or not I should spend the money on the marine collagen. I held off. Needless to say, facepalm. I will be returning to purchase later today. I can only imagine the possibilities, but first this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

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    DessertForTwo

    July 21, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    Absolutely beautiful, and I have all these things in my pantry, yes even the collagen. Weird! They gave it out at BlogHer food, I think. Anyway, now I finally have something yummy to do with it!

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    cynthia

    July 21, 2016 at 8:14 PM

    These are so beautiful, Sherrie. Hibiscus and blackberry sound like the perfect perfect match (and I am so intrigued by marine collagen!).

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    Medha

    July 23, 2016 at 9:41 AM

    Macerated hibiscus blackberry sauce sounds like something I need to try! What a cool flavor and gorgeous presentation.

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    Aysegul

    July 29, 2016 at 11:55 AM

    This sounds really intriguing. I have to check it out. The hibiscus and blackberry combination looks and sounds amazing. What a combination! I wish I could have one of those pots right now.

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    Phoebe @ Feed Me Phoebe

    August 2, 2016 at 11:05 PM

    Omg the retreat looked sooooo amazing. Much blog babe fomo over here. And now my mouth is watering again with these pretty pots! xo

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    Eden Passante

    August 24, 2016 at 12:39 PM

    I like the combination of hibiscus and blackberry in these pots! Beautiful presentation!!

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