Friday, June 21, 2013

Good Pregnancy Food

One week ago today I became the grandmother of two healthy boys.

Pre-conception and through out her pregnancy mother Charlotte did not stint on nutrient-dense foods.

Charlotte carried the babies full term and went into labor naturally at forty weeks and one day - which, I hear, is pretty impressive in the world of twins.  With six midwives in attendance the babies were safely delivered at home.

At birth twin A weighed in at 6 pounds 8 oz. and measured 21 inches.  He is long and lean and strong.  At one week he is already filling out on breast milk.  Twin B weighed in at a hefty 7 pounds 2 oz. and measured 18 3/4 inches.  He is plumper than his brother and has been a contented baby with a calm disposition.

Little boys with big appetites can put a huge demand on a new mother's resources.

To keep Charlotte feeling good I have gotten into the habit of making a pre-breakfast smoothie in the morning to keep her going until breakfast.

I like the idea of making smoothies because they are convenient to make and are loaded with nutrients.

Though the smoothie I make varies every morning - here is an approximation of what it looks like. 

Breakfast Smoothie

coconut water
organic baby spinach or baby kale
organic berries such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries
frozen acai puree
1 organic banana
1 scoop of raw protein powder
1 T. chia seeds
1 T. coconut oil
green stevia powder to taste

Blend until smooth and creamy.

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