Prenatal Power Smoothie
This recipe for a healthy breakfast smoothie comes from Leila Johnson, an Ayurvedic practitioner and yoga therapist in New York City - and teacher to Kourtney Kardashian, our December/January cover star. "Almonds are nourishing for mama and baby, and fat is excellent for supporting the nervous system," she says.
- 1/2 cup almonds, skinned
- 3 - 4 pitted dates
- 1/2 ground flax
- Pinch of Cardamon
- 1 - 2 threads Saffron
- 1 cup fresh water
1. Soak almonds in water overnight; remove skins the following morning. (Or pour boiling water over almonds till they're covered and let them soak for 5 minutes - the skins will slide right off.)
2. Discard the skins and water.
3. Place skinned almonds and fresh water in blender and blend until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and blend again until smooth.