Postpartum Shatavari Rice Pudding Recipe


postpartum shatavari rice pudding

In the tender phase after childbirth, nurturing the body is essential to recovery and well-being. According to Ayurveda, the ancient Indian holistic healing science, new mamas should consume nourishing recipes tailored to support postpartum recovery. Among them is shatavari rice pudding, a soothing delicacy rooted in Ayurvedic principles that features shatavari, a revered herb known for its healing properties.

This delicately sweet, comforting and nourishing recipe is Holly's favorite post-birth meal, so we're excited to share the recipe with you! It's based off of this creamy rice pudding recipe, but modified with nutrient dense and high-quality ingredients for optimal health. By the way, you can find many of the ingredients we use at a lower price than at your grocery store through Thrive Market and save 40% off your first order with this link!


Postpartum Shatavari Rice Pudding Recipe


  • 1.5 cups cold water
  • 3/4 cup uncooked Lundberg sushi rice
  • 2 cups coconut milk, divided
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 pasture-raised egg, beaten
  • 1 scoop grass-fed collagen peptides
  • 2/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1 tbsp grass-fed butter or ghee
  • 1 tsp ceylon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp shatavari
  • 1/4 tsp Redmond’s Real Salt (use code MAMAMEALS for 15% off any non-sale item)


  1. Pour water into a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat; stir in rice. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, about 20 minutes.

  2. Combine cooked rice, 1 1/2 cups coconut milk, collagen peptides, coconut sugar, cinnamon, cardamom, shatavari, and salt in a clean saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until thick and creamy, about 15 minutes.

  3. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup coconut milk, beaten egg, and raisins; cook 2 minutes more, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in butter or ghee and vanilla until combined.

  4. Serve warm and enjoy!

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