Smoothie Throw-Down (with recipe)
I posed a smoothie recipe that I created yesterday, and my husband got inspired and came up with one himself! I have to give him credit-he came up with a winner! Fair warning....its SPICY!!!!!!! I am excited to share his creation!
This smoothie is preconception, prenatal, and postnatal friendly. It includes:
A 4. oz container of Siggis 4% fat vanilla yogurt for some dairy fat for fertility promotion (for women) and probiotics.
1/4 cup spinach (I used a combo of spinach and baby greens). This is great for folate and fiber.
1/2 cup 2% milk for calcium, Vitamin D, and iodine. Choose milk made from cows that are grass-fed for some Vitamin K2.
1 previously frozen banana for potassium and prebiotics to "feed" the probiotics
2 ripe nectarines (peeled and pitted) for beta carotene...super important especially when lactating
1/2 jalapeño with seeds (or more depending on your spice tolerance).
2 cups ice
3. Drink up!
End result? Amazing. I normally HATE vegetables in my smoothies and I would have never known the spinach was in there if I didn't make the smoothie myself. I gave some to my three-year-old before I added the jalapeño and she sucked it down too. I gotta say...I'm pretty impressed with my husband's smoothie creation today!