05 Mar nutritious and delicious eats- coconut chia pudding
Hey! I’m Rachel – a new mama and a health coach passionate about helping others feel good about themselves. I am so excited to share this nutrition blog post with you along with Doulas of Marquette!
In my journey to become a new mom, Melinda from Doulas of Marquette was at our birth and it was the best. I felt so supported before, during, and after the birth. I remember feeling so incredibly nervous about labor. After a meeting with Melinda and Andrea, I was actually empowered and excited for the experience. I loved that they were there to help make the experience the healthiest it could be. With Doulas of Marquette’s help and my own experience as a health coach, I had the most wonderful birth experience and want that for other women as well.
Having a baby has not only enriched my own personal life but also has inspired me to offer health coaching for women during all phases of pregnancy: preconception, natal, and postnatal with 1-on-1 nutrition and wellness support. Given the wonderful experience Melinda and I had together, I am excited to begin sharing my expertise with others in their journeys. Together with Doulas of Marquette, we want to help families lay a healthy foundation during these life transitions.
So, in addition to enjoying the new title of “mom,” I’m excited to share my experience as a Certified Health Coach to benefit all of you amazing folks through this blog. In the months ahead, I’ll be sharing nutrition tips and recipes to help you feel good.
As the owner of Steady Rhythm Wellness, a functional medicine health coaching practice, I love working with people to discover ways to improve their health and achieve their goals, along with developing sustainable habits to live a healthy and balanced life. I believe in practical and optimistic approaches to helping you succeed. While most of our work at Steady Rhythm Wellness and Doulas of Marquette is personalized for each person we meet, there are a few things we can all benefit from – healthy food options that fit your lifestyle.
Alright, let’s talk about food! I’m here to share some recipes with you! I am grateful to share a little slice of what I dish up in my own kitchen with you. Before my daughter arrived, I pretty much grocery shopped every day. Seriously, everyday! I LOVE taking my sweet time strolling around the aisles, looking at all the beautiful produce, and dreaming about what I can create in my kitchen – that ship has sailed for now! Since my daughter arrived, I have discovered that grocery pick-up is SO amazing and exactly what my family needs right now.
I am all about easy, quick, and healthy recipes! Life is busy; we need them, right? Today, I am sharing one of my favorite recipes, a creamy coconut milk chia seed pudding. Honestly, it is because I had everything already in my kitchen! I am currently eating it with almond butter, bananas, and shredded coconut as the toppings. This recipe is SO delicious and packed full of nutrients. It is a great grab-and-go breakfast, a decadent afternoon snack, or even a dessert (if you had some dark chocolate chips, of course).
Coconut Chia Pudding
– 1 (14-oz) can of full-fat coconut milk
– 6 tablespoons chia seeds
– 3 teaspoons maple syrup
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1 cup fresh or frozen sliced strawberries
• Pour the can of coconut milk into a bowl. Mix in chia seeds, maple syrup, and the vanilla extract. Mix super well!! I like using a fork and mix everything for a few minutes. Add in the strawberries and mix in.
• Cover the bowl and put in the fridge. Let the chia pudding sit in the fridge for at least two hours before eating.
• Take out of the fridge and enjoy for breakfast, a snack or even a dessert! Add your favorite toppings (this part is my favorite). A few ideas are banana slices, nut butter, and dark chocolate chips.
*This recipe will keep in the fridge for a few days.
This is a great recipe for moms as well as the rest of the family! I hope you enjoy this month’s nutrition blog. I’ll also be working with new clients in the coming months. In the meantime, I encourage you to explore other great resources by following Steady Rhythm Wellness on social media for recipes, wellness tips, and health coaching as well as visiting the Doulas of Marquette links below.
Here’s to your health,