Recipes for a healthy mom: what to eat while you’re pregnant

Bringing new life into this world is one of the most exciting times for a mother.  It also takes a lot of energy and resources from the body to create that new little baby.  Audrey Barron from Ezra’s Enlightened Café talks about some foods and herbs that can help nourish mama and baby, helping to ensure vibrant health for both!

  • Organic is so important – you don’t want harmful chemicals in the blood stream when pregnant and growing a baby!
  • Keeping sugar at bay – cravings can arise when pregnant.  It’s also a time that can be easy to become pre-diabetic.  If you are craving sugar, go for the natural stuff – fresh fruits, dried fruits, and use maple syrup or honey in place of white sugar.

Go to www.ezrasenlightenedcafe.com for more info!

Healthy Mama Smoothie Bowl

Serves 4

Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 1 Frozen banana
  • 1 cup Frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup Frozen strawberries
  • 1 leaf kale
  • 1 leaf collard
  • 1 teaspoon Spirulina
  • 1 tablespoon Organic almond butter
  • 1 cup water

Toppings:

  • 1 tablespoon Organic almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon goji berries
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • Fresh fruit, cut up (whatever you like or is in season!)
  1. To make your smoothie bowl, blend smoothie ingredients in blender and add to your bowl
  2. Top with your toppings and enjoy the flavors and the knowledge that you are giving yourself and your baby a gift by eating this meal.

 

Healthy Mama Herbal Infusion

Herbs

  • Nettle
  • Red raspberry
  • Lemon balm
  • Mint
  • Boiling water

To make your Infusion:

  1. Add approximately 1 oz of your herbs in your 1 quart glass jar. Use whatever combo you would like.
  2. Pour over boiling water to the top of the jar and put lid on the jar.
  3. Allow to steep for 6-8 hours/overnight
  4. Strain and drink to your health! You can drink cold or room temp – whatever 
you prefer!
  5. You can use your infusion as a base for soups, cooking liquid for rice and quinoa and any other creative ways you can find to get it into your diet.