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Food prep pro tips in 7 days to support pregnancy! Day 7- Beverages


That's it! We arrived to the last day of our food prep journey. I hope you learned a lot and are excited to use the tips and tricks in your daily diet and lifestyle.


You probably hear about food prepping everywhere but it’s all so overwhelming because you don’t really know what it is or how to do it?

Here is a quick guide for you to help understand why organizing your pantry, fridge and meal schedule truly is a magic tool to make your life easier.

Even after a super crazy day, eating a cozy homemade dinner will help you relax, get grounded and will provide essential nutrients. 

I promise it will make you feel like you got this whole LIFE thing together!


What to buy?

Find my winter/spring grocery/farmers market guide here.


Food prep 101!

The easiest way to keep your kitchen in order and make quick, versatile dishes is to prep your food as soon as you get home from the market or grocery store. Today I’ll teach you how to prepare all kinds of food to have it handy throughout the week. For storage I suggest use jars and glass containers if possible to avoid exposure to toxic material such as BPA. For greens I use ziploc bags because I found that if I can seal it airtight it lasts longer.


 

Drinking adequate amounts of water is probably the first, most important step towards health. What is adequate? Half of your body weight (lbs) in ounces is the right amount for you! E.g. if you weigh 140 lbs, you need about 70 oz (2 L or half a gallon) of water daily.


Besides water I suggest drinking teas, coffee (1 cup/day), broths and vegetable juices. With the nut milks that you will start making the possibilities of delicious warm or iced drinks are endless. You can make amazing matcha, chai, or regular lattes, golden milk, hot chocolate, ceremonial cacao, and other yummy hot & cold drinks to get you moving or help to relax.


Drink suggestions


Herbal teas for:

- Liver support

  • dandelion

  • nettles

  • milk thistle

  • marshmallow root

  • ginger

  • hibiscus

- Anti-inflammation

  • ginger

  • turmeric

  • burdock root

  • green tea

  • tulsi (holi basil)

  • rose hip

  • peppermint

  • nettles

- Gastrointestinal support

  • ginger

  • turmeric

  • oregano

  • lemongrass

  • fennel

  • milk thistle

  • marshmallow root

  • peppermint

- Relaxation

  • passionflower

  • chamomile

  • tulsi

  • lemon balm

  • lavender

  • catnip

  • skullcap

Juices- made in the blender for the full benefit of the vegetable: fiber!

Apple-celery- ginger- kale(or any dark leafy green)

Lemon(whole)- olive oil- vanilla extract- 3 drops of stevia

Kale- cucumber- lime- apple- ginger

Kale- spinach- watercress- pineapples- dandelion

Apple- kale- spirulina- cinnamon- ginger

Orange- cinnamon- spinach- ginger

Mango- cinnamon- mint- kale


Mineral or bone broth

Coffee- with moderation

Adaptogenic herbal "coffe" drinks- made with dandelion or chicory

Kefir or sugar free probiotic drinks






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