I had the great pleasure of being this week's 'Fab Friday Feature' at Chloe's blog from Chloe Jackman Photography. Learn what foods are best after giving birth and get the recipe for this beautiful rice porridge: Foods to Eat After Giving Birth to Save Time and Stay Nourished + Rice Porridge Recipe.
1 cup short-grain brown rice, soaked overnight
2 cups coconut milk (I recommend homemade or canned by ‘Native Forest’ – organic and BPA-free)
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger or ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground cardamom
¼ teaspoon sea salt
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted
½ cup hemp seeds
½ cup fresh strawberries, chopped
¼ cup fresh medjool dates, chopped
Extra coconut milk if desired
1 Tablespoons raw maca powder (optional, but will provide great hormonal balancing benefits), you can mix this in before adding the toppings
1. Soak rice overnight or for at least 4 hours. Drain and rinse. Place in medium size pot with coconut milk, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, cardamom, and sea salt.
2. Bring to a boil, lower heat, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes, until rice is cooked and it reaches a porridge consistency. Add water or more coconut milk if porridge becomes too thick.
3. Serve and stir in maca powder if using. Garnish with toasted coconut, hemp seeds, chopped strawberries, and chopped dates.