GREEN ABUNDANCE for Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

April 18, 2013

green piña coladaBy Danielle Denwood BA, CPM,  Doula

“The food we eat, the processes of our bodies, the air we breathe and the water we drink become the building blocks for a soul unfolding”  Rosemary Glastar

Nourishing the mother throughout pregnancy, and the postpartum period is important – you’re your body, mind and spirit.  These delicious green drinks are full of nutrients for you and your growing baby.   A wonderful addition to anyone’s diet to drink up this spring, hydrating, full of vital nutrients and yes, tasty!!

Easy to make, any blender will do, I have been using a hand-me down blender bought at a garage sale.   It does not have to be expensive to be healthy, and feel good.

GREEN fruit smoothie recipe:

1 frozen banana

1 cup of blueberries or strawberries

2 handfuls of spinach

Juice of one lime (optional)

2 cups of water or coconut water

Blend and enjoy!  If there is extra, it can be stored in a glass jar in the refrigerator for 24-48hrs, although I suggest drinking it up.

BLUE-GREEN power smoothie:

2 Tablespoons of hemp protein powder

1 Tablespoon of maca root powder

3 Tablespoons of spirulina or other blue-green algae

2 bananas (ripe or frozen)

3 cups of water

Blend and enjoy!

Danielle is a Certified Professional Midwife, Doula, Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher, and Chartered Herbologist. She feels honored to nurture and create a safe space for women during their journey to motherhood. It is her intention to support mothers as they take responsibility for their own health and well-being and that of their baby and it is her hope that birth will be a positive, transformative experience for mothers and families, fostering empowerment throughout their lives.

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