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Nourishment, Restoration And Recovery After A Miscarriage

Nourishment, Restoration And Recovery After A Miscarriage

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During and after a miscarriage you are incredibly drained. It is a time when nourishing the body and taking the time to focus on yourself is incredibly vital. 

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FOOD
Nourishing your body after trauma is important. A miscarriage is emotionally and physically traumatic. As the body sheds the uterine lining as it expels its contents, the mother’s body becomes sensitive to infection and in need of nutrients to replenish the womb. The mother’s immune system is fighting the find homeostasis and one amazing way to achieve it is to eat your way to improved health. 

Prenatal Vitamins
Do not forget to continue these vitamins. They will assist in healing the body and readying it for another pregnancy attempt no matter how far away that might seem. 

Nourishing and Warming smoothie
Anti-inflammatory, this warming smoothie isn't physically heated, but it is warming to the body and soul. It is rich in the protein and iron your body needs, plus the banana contains seratonin boosting vitamin B6 and tryptaphan. Plus, Maca will balance hormones for ultimate recovery and fertility.

Makes Two:

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 tsp tahini
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cardamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • Sprinkle of nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp maca root powder
  • 1 tsp chia seeds


Restorative Tortilla Soup

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 white onions, chopped
  • 2 red peppers, chopped
  • 6-8 cremini mushrooms, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp coriander
  • 1, 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 4, small fresh or canned serrano chillies, seeds removed and chopped
  • 6 cups organic, vegetable broth
  • 1 can, black beans
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 avocado, peeled and diced
  • Lime wedges and a handful of fresh cilantro for garnish

Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large pot. Add onion, red pepper, garlic, cumin and coriander. Sautee until softened (approximately 5-6 minutes). Add tomatoes, chillies and broth. Allow to simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat. Puree and return to the pot. Add the black beans, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Top with avocado, lime juice and cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips. 


Comforting Chickpea Blondies
Chickpeas are rich in iron and offer the nutrients you need to begin recovery. These blondes are chocolatey, sweet and just what you need as a comforting treat.

  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 5 Tbsp oat flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and oil an 8” pan with coconut oil. Place the chickpeas, peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla in a food processor. Process until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl and mix in the baking soda, oat flour and chocolate chips. Spread the batter in the pan and bake for 25 minutes. Cool entirely before cutting and serving.

YOGA

Try this restorative sequence to expand the belly, reduce back pain, improve the openness of the spine, reduce stress and anxiety and encourage calm and tranquility. In Restorative Yoga, each posture is held for 6-10 minutes. A bolster is used to encourage relaxation, increase the stretch and support the body. 

  • Easy Pose
  • Cat/Cow
  • Child’s Pose
  • Bound Angle
  • Butterfly
  • Reclined Bound Angle
  • Supported Pidgeon
  • Supine Twist to the left side
  • Supported Fish Pose
  • Supported Savanasah
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