by Guest Blogger, Lauren Grogan at Center Your Health
I’ve always enjoyed the quickness and convenience of shakes, but not nearly as much as I do now being a new mom!! Throwing a shake together when I’m in need of nutrition has been an excellent way to make sure I’m getting something healthy in my belly to help my body produce the milk that my baby needs.
1/2 ripe banana
Handful organic spinach
1 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
1/2 cup rolled oats (GF if needed)
1 tbsp honey (2 if you like your shake sweet)
1 tbsp organic almond butter (or nut butter of your choice)
1 tbsp brewer’s yeast
1 tbsp flaxseeds
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of sea salt
Blend all ingredients together well. During the colder months it’s best to enjoy shakes at room temperature (no frozen bananas or ice added), where as during the warmer months you can enjoy them as a cool/icy treat.
1 heaping tbsp collagen powder
Lauren is a Holistic Health Coach & Registered Yoga Teacher on the Jersey Shore. She loves encouraging people to “center their health” by eating nourishing foods, incorporating healthy habits into their daily lives and practicing self care. She received her Health Counseling Certification at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Her original recipes use organic and seasonal, whole-food ingredients. Best of all, they are all simple and nourishing. Some are vegetarian, paleo, and/or gluten-free…either way, they are ALL nourishing. My lifestyle suggestions are practical, uplifting and stress relieving.