Teal-icious Pregnancy Smoothie

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Teal-icious Pregnancy Smoothie

This is how I started off my other three pregnancies:

“I am going to have the HEALTHIEST pregnancy EVER! I’m going to eat salads and walk daily and..”

…insert a whole box of mac+cheese into my mouth.

For Wilder (my first) I lived on ramen noodles, cheese pizza, cheesy noodles, pickles, chips+salsa.

For Waverley, I started out a bit healthier until I only wanted bland foods and on came the bread, bread, bread, noodles, cheese and all things white+yellow.

For Tennyson, a bit better -I was eating lots of fruit and veggies and a crap ton of protein, until I threw in the towel and ate whatever I wanted (insert CAKE.)

Now?  Bye bye processed foods.  Fairwell caffeine. No more meat+diary+eggs.  No more processed oils or sugars.  I know, doesn’t this sound DREADFUL?!  But I’ve discovered it’s NOT!  It feels like a secret NO ONE is talking about!  How we can take care of our bodies for optimal health -not just for ourselves, but for our children.

Getting my morning greens (pregnant or not) makes a huge difference in my energy level.  Which I why I love my scary green breakfast smoothies.  The blueberries mixed with the rich green spinach gives this a teal color, hence “Teal-icious.”

RECIPE TIME:

(Note: I try to use as much organic produce as possible.  Bananas are particularly easy to go organic with since they’re so stinkin’ cheap.)

-1 1/2 to 2 frozen bananas (we keep a tupperware full of them -awesome to have on hand)

-1 c frozen blueberries

-2 big handfuls of spinach

-1-2 tbsp flaxseed (we had ground flaxseed on hand, so that’s what I used) High in Omega-3 fatty acids and wonderful for overall health and cell developement

-several dashes of ginger or several slices if you have a fresh root (yummy and zippy!)

-Almond or soy milk  (add as much as you need for desired consistency.)

Blend and enjoy!  Tennyson (18 months) LOVES stealing my morning smoothies -and I’m happy to share.  Start them little on the green drinks and they’ll love ’em!

BLENDER:

We opted for an Oster VERSA and are loving it.  It’s less than half the price of a VitaMix  -those are awesome, believe me- and it’s been serving us well with our homemade banana ice cream (yep, it’s dairy free, sugar free, vegan and fabulous!) and all our smoothies.

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