This morning, as I went to make my usually berry coconut smoothie with my anti-inflammatory protein powder, I started perusing my fridge for vegetables I should toss in. Then I saw on my bag of organic spinach and saw the word folate in big letters, and thought done and done.
I recently found out my body doesn't make folate. Or doesn't hold it, or process it, I'm still figuring it all out with my docs, all I know is I need some. So I tossed a bunch in. The thing I love about spinach is that I can't taste it when its mixed in with all my berries.
A handful of organic baby spinach leaves
A handful of fresh or frozen organic strawberries, slightly thawed
1 C. pure Blueberry Juice (no sugars!)
1 C. Coconut Milk
1-2 Scoops of protein powder of choice (mine is banana flavored, which makes the shake more fruity)
Mix in your Ninja Blender and drink while chilled.
*you may opt to add 1/2 a banana for more creaminess or to get the banana flavor mine has. I don't digest banana well, so I leave it out, but it is an option for a thicker smoothie.
Nosh & Nurture was born of this journey I am on to better the health of myself, my family and those around me. What started as a simple compilation of recipes has grown to a all-around lifestyle journal with ways to incorporate organic products into your home, pantry and beauty cabinet. I also include stories on pregnancy, new motherhood, travel, Proverbs 31 marriage, and spiritual health, as I am a Christian who couldn't do any of this without my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. For more of my story you can click here.
All recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free with a lot of soy-free, grain-free, sugar-free options.