Let me share with you my secret weapon to avoiding the hassle of making healthy snacks!
Nesting isn’t a myth. The Baby is coming in the next few days and the fridge is full. It doesn’t mean I’ll want to cook though… Since I want to breastfeed and loose the baby weight quickly, it’s still very important to pay attention to eating well. Nutrients in food support the body’s growth, repair, and wellness. Investing in clean simple ingredients and getting organic foods is a great way to start healing and nourishing my postpartum body.
In our home we make a lot of smoothies. They are a great way to incorporate fruits and veggies into our family’s diet any time of day. They are delicious, and very quick and easy to make. We always try to find clean healthy foods that contain lots of vitamins and minerals naturally. Having a few super foods on hand such as chia seeds, flax seeds and kale, give us the convenience of quickly adding some extra nutrition to our daily diet.
I know that for the next few weeks (years!?) after the birth I’ll be exhausted, too tired resist sugary, fattening snacks, and too lazy to cook healthy meals. That’s why I’m trying to make my life as easy and healthy as possible with some pre-made frozen smoothie packs!
Simply use ZipLock bags and pre-make your smoothies according to your taste. I usually use 3 types of fruits – ½ cup each and 1 handful of baby kale. Place the individual ZipLock bags in the freezer. Whenever you need, you’ll just have to pour a bag in your blender, and mix with a cup of liquid (coconut water, almond milk, water…). DONE!
I love adding some flax seeds or chia seed to my smoothies. Depending on my mood, I can add a few nuts, dry fruit and granola to make a smoothie bowl.
Here are the recipes I used this time:
Not only are green smoothies super healthy, but they are also tasty! You can experiment with flavors, add super-foods and control the amount of sugar or protein. Sometimes I even put a bit of broccoli! And if you don’t like the green color, just use more berries. You’ll get the benefits of the kale without seeing it.
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What about you? What are you DIY kitchen secret weapons?