When it comes to making sure you're eating when you have a new baby it's all about foods that:
- you can easily eat one handed
- don't drip on the baby while you're feeding/carrying/not able to put them down
- are easy to make
- nourishing to fill you up and make you feel good
Smoothies are great for this and tick all the boxes.
They're great for breakfast or any time really and great to drink while you're feeding your baby.
Basic anatomy of a smoothie:
- liquid - any kind of milk (almond, soya, oat, dairy) or water
- fruits - any will do (my favourites are berries, bananas and mangoes)
- greens - spinach, kale or avocado are great
- proteins and healthy fats - nuts, nut butters, chia seeds, natural yogurt (I'm loving coconut yogurt right now)
My favourite at the minute is my mango and greens smoothie. I made it for my doula client a few weeks ago and it's been a go to ever since.
I tend to eye ball it when I'm making a smoothie but roughly the recipe is:
- flesh of a whole mango
- small handful of spinach or kale
- teaspoon of chia seeds
- dollop of plain yogurt
- roughly one cup of almond milk
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more liquid if you want to adjust the consistency.
Make ahead hack to make your life even easier - buy bags of frozen fruit/avocados or portion out smoothie ingredients into freezer bags in individual portions and keep in the freezer.