I really love smoothies. Since I've been pregnant I've been trying to eat more nutrient dense foods, to really up my vitamin intake (in addition to taking my prenatals). It just feels like more bang for my buck when I'm already increasing my overall intake, I might as well try to get the most nutrients that I can. Smoothies are such a great way to get a variety of nutrients, and with the added greens I feel like I'm doing something really good for both my body and my growing baby.
I've been wanting to try the smoothie-in-a-bowl trend, and finally got around to making one this weekend. The verdict: so crazy good, so simple, so healthy. I don't know why it's taken me so long to try these, but I'm officially hooked.
2 c Frozen Organic Spinach
1 Tbsp Almond Butter
1/2 c Vanilla Almond Milk
1 (fresh or frozen) banana
Blend, then add toppings: this one has coconut, chia seeds, more almond butter, and honey, but you can also add more banana, nuts, fruits, anything you like really. There are no rules, which is one of the many things I love about smoothie-making. Each one is slightly different.