>> Tuesday, December 8, 2015
A recipe! I’m trying not to jinx myself, but I’ve been feeling relatively OK the last couple days. I do have some notes from when I was pregnant with Ada, and I remember having a few no-nausea days only to have it come back full force. I’ll take what I can get. I’m also starting to wonder if my diet has something to do with feeling better.
Until last week, I had been eating a lot of sugar. It wasn’t that I really wanted to, necessarily. But I noticed I’d stop getting sick if I continually fed the sugar and carb monster. Then I’d inevitably crash, feel worse nausea than ever, and the whole cycle would start over again. After finding out I have a asymptomatic UTI from strep B (different from just testing positive at the end of pregnancy -- ugh), I’m on antibiotics, so I’ve been careful about my probiotic intake and cutting back on the sugar, which can feed infection.
This is a long intro to my new favorite smoothie. It’s a "mango lassi" made with -- you guessed it -- kefir. I’ve been drinking kefir off and on for a few years, but I always fall out of the habit. It’s really good for you if you stick with the plain variety. And I know lots of people make their own at home, too.
Just blend together . . .
- 1 cup plain kefir
- 1/2 cup (heaping!) frozen or fresh mango
- Fresh mint (to garnish -- I don’t have any this time of year)
Also: My VillaWare blender has been working REALLY well! I’m so glad I didn’t invest in anything more expensive this time around.
I’m also taking a probiotic supplement. Ever since I started adding the probiotics into my diet and lessening my sugar, I haven’t actually been sick (you know what I mean) and have only had some mild episodes of nausea. I am also getting closer to 12 weeks, so that might be to thank as well. Whatever works.
Only time will tell. But I hope you enjoy this recipe. It’s easy to make + super satisfying.
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