Day 5 – Green Trampoline & Healthy pregnancy

Today is a public holiday in Australia (at least in NSW, it is Queen’s birthday).

For me it won’t change much as I have to study for my final exam in 3 days…

So, getting up early to have a green smoothie and study was part of my plan. Living the dream … hehe

As you may have noticed this week, most of my smoothies are 1 serve only. My partner is away for a week and we don’t have children (yet :)).

Nevertheless, I believe that these green smoothies will be good for them when they come along

Why?

We don’t have kids yet but we often talk about ‘them’. As any parents I imagine, we want the best for our kids and I believe it includes the best health possible.

My partner is a bit jealous to be away at the moment as he cannot prepare his smoothies in the mines. He lost 10 kg in 6 months after I moved in and one of the first thing we changed in his diet was to introduce breakfast. Smoothies work the best for him.

I want to provide good meals for my boyfriend because I care about him and I want him to be happy and healthy

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I eat well because it makes me feel better on any levels.

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The woman’s body provide an environment for the growth and development of a new human being.

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The food choices we are making right now are indeed really important for our kids. In my nutrition classes, we stress how important it is to eat well before you get pregnant. The quality and quantity of food we eat have an impact on fertility as well as a genetic contribution to the children. 

Here are a few tips that are recommended for men and women to prepare physically, mentally and emotionally for a healthy pregnancy:

  • Achieve and maintain a healthy body weight
  • Follow an adequate and balanced diet
  • Be active
  • Avoid harmful substances

Easy, isn’t it?

I really like the following sentence:

Young adults who nourish and protect their bodies do so not only for their own sakes, but also for future generations.

Parents are also role models for their children. If you don’t eat your veggies, how your children are going to eat theirs?

My mum while pregnant with me used to eat salad leaves like some eat potato chips! Now I better understand my love for salads…

So here you go! Another set of reasons to have a green smoothie for breakfast! 

Please visit the following page for the green smoothie recipe: Green Trampoline

This is the little guy that has been helping me out every morning at 7 am to prepare my smoothies.

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‘He’ is awesome and we manage to be creative together but I can’t imagine how many more crazy smoothies, soups, desserts, nut butter, baby food lol … I would be making for me and my “little family” if we had a food processor like the Vitamix...

If you want to know more about this 7 day challenge, visit the links below:

If you have any question or want more information about these tips, do not hesitate to let me know on the comments below.

Koala

Reference:

Whitney, E, Rolfes, SR, Crowe, T, Cameron-Smith, D & Walsh, A 2011, ‘Understanding Nutrition(Australian & New Zealand Edition), Cengage Learning Australia, Melbourne.

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