No baby yet over here. I thought early labor had kicked off this past weekend late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, but things fizzled soon thereafter so I guess baby & I are still just practicing. I'll admit that the Type A personality in me has a tough time with not knowing when...it's kind of like being signed up for a marathon but not having the exact race date. As someone who ran a lot of long distance road races, including one full marathon, I know race day jitters well and those same feelings float in and out of my mind each day. Deep down I know that God's got it all worked out, but my human nature still gets in the way and keeps looking for some sense of control. So, I try to stay hydrated, keep active, be as rested as I can and keep the house in order (which is kind of laughable with 3 kids home on quarantine all day every day) in case I get the call that marathon day is today.
I recently put a poll up in my Instagram stories about hospital packing lists and post-partum supplies that I like to have on hand at home to help with recovery and the response was overwhelmingly "yes" that people wanted to know what I've had good experiences with in the past. I've saved that information to my Instagram highlights in case you're interested. I learn new things with each birth and I remember that there was so much about post-partum that I did not know or expect the first time around.
This recipe is one of a few in a series I've put together regarding lactation friendly, milk supply boosting recipes. Regardless as to how a mom chooses or needs to feed her baby, these recipes would support any mom in their post-partum journey as I strive to create this entire series of recipes using whole grains, no refined sugars and nutrient dense ingredients such as flax seed and oatmeal. Those first few weeks post-delivery are beautiful but exhausting and grab and go snacks and easy recipes are key. For more information about my other recipes and the ingredients I've chosen, you can visit the following posts:
Lactation Friendly Blueberry Freezer Waffles
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies for New Mamas- Banana Based
New Mama Cookies with Lactation Friendly Ingredients
This new recipe is a green smoothie that doesn't taste green. My favorite way to add greens and nutrition to a smoothie is to use spinach...I find that spinach doesn't change the flavors of a smoothie but it adds so much green goodness that can help with energy, digestion and more.
Here's what you'll need:
-1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
-6 frozen strawberries
-1 TBS peanut butter
-3 TBS rolled oats
-1 tsp flax seed
-1 tsp brewer's yeast
-1 handful of spinach
Place everything into a high powered blender, blend & serve! Done!
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