This is my third go-around and I am just looking forward to hitting the post-partum ground running. The toughest part of the last weeks of pregnancy is the conflict I have between my physical capabilities and my ambitions! I am a go go go kind of person but the extra baby weight and inability to actually take a full breath make it hard for my body to keep up with my busy-body mind!
Thank goodness I can blog sitting down!
So in this last stretch I am doing my best to just stay as active as possible and to eat as mindfully as possible!
We recently bought a Vitamix- it's beautiful! Sadly, it will be returned- not because we don't trust the rave reviews about this miracle blender, it's just that my husband realized that they sell refurbished models for a LOT less! You're welcome aspiring Vitamix owners, you're welcome.... ;)
While we won't be keeping this Vitamix, the purchase has inspired me to re-integrate healthy smoothies into my diet! This pregnancy has come with a toddler-like appreciation for healthy food. In other words, if it isn't sugary and high in carbohydrates, I'm not interested. I joke that baby #1 received daily salads and lean proteins in utero. Baby #2 received mostly salads with the occasional lunch of goldfish and puffs. But baby #3...yikes- he's being built upon stale candy corns and pre-natal vitamins!
I really had to step up my healthy pregnancy game so these last few mornings have started with the following smoothie! I hope to keep up this healthy habit!
- Baby Spinach
- Skim Milk
- Fat Free Yogurt
- Tbl Spoon of Flax Seed
- Tbl Spoon of Chia Seed
- 2 Tbl Spoons of Barlean's (this stuff is so so good!)
Customize your quantities until you reach the consistency that works for you, blend, and enjoy!
Happy healthy blending!