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.
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.