I'm a chocolate-loving nutritionist, pre & postnatal coach, doula and let's face it- total birth nerd 🤓. I'm here to help you cut through mommy-marketing and pinterest perfection to confidently cultivate a pregnancy and postpartum experience you totally love.
Anyone else go through phases where eating greens feels like torture, but you also know that you should eat your damn greens? This was me pretty much all of my first trimester when I was pregnant with Edith.
And I still go through these phases now. Like can’t I just exist on chocolate? Sounds delightful, but not like my best life.
So when I’m feeling veggie averse (hey! I’m a human!), my go to is to hide veggies in soups, stews, chilis etc. Lately, I’ve turned to my new favorite greens powder from Vital Proteins. I’m a huge fan of collagen peptides in general (I blend them into my bulletproof coffee each morning). So I was really excited to try the Beauty Greens. Made with minimally processed marine collagen peptides and a blend of powdered raw greens, this powder supports healthy digestion, sturdy, pain-free joints, and strong skin, hair and nails. You can drink it mixed with water or milk, but it tastes a little earthy for my taste. So when I can, I blend it into smoothies, like the one below! This smoothie is also loaded with healthy fats to maximize the absorption of nutrients from berries and greens and promote sustained energy.
Do you have a favorite way to sneak veggies into your diet? Let me know in the comments below!