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During pregnancy, our bodies use a lot of nutrients that need to be bulked up on or replenished after birth. Sometimes this can be a daunting task as a new mom adjusting to a new baby and trying to rearrange her life to incorporate a new little one. One of the easiest ways to get what we need to keep both ourselves and our new babies going healthy is to enjoy a quick smoothie.

Nutrients included in this recipe include omega-3 fats(good for a new mom and breastfeeding baby), Vitamin B6, folate, vitamin C, and iron. All of which may be low after a new baby is born.

  • 1 Tbl Molasses
  • 1 Tbl Chia seeds
  • 1 Tbl Flax seed
  • Small handful of Walnuts
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 C Strawberries
  • 1 C Spinach
  • 1 Scoop Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate
  • 1/4 – 1/2 C Coconut Milk

Puree in blender and serve fresh.

Tip: We like to use quart-size mason jars in our family to make individual servings. The blender base of our Osterizer blender fits just like a lid.

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Rachel has worked as a register nurse (BSN from University of Utah) since 2004 with a work history in Labor and Delivery, NICU and Postpartum Care. She is also the founder of New Beginnings Doula Training which she organized in 2011. When she's not busy being a mother and grandmother, she can be found reading research papers related to some aspect of childbirth.

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