While I was pregnant, I drank 1-2 gallons of water every day. Now that Blaze is here (literally in my arms as I type), I still aim for a minimum of one gallon of water daily. I do not count coffee, tea, or other beverages as fluid intake since many of these actually dehydrate instead of re-hydrate the body.
I notice that when Blaze nurses, I almost immediately get thirsty. I keep water with me at all times!
Now that you are reminded to drink up if you are pregnant or nursing, let's talk coffee and tea!
I enjoy coffee and tea as much as some people enjoy dessert.
My husband jokes that I would rather drink than eat. He is right.
Some strike coffee and tea off the "healthy foods" list; I consider both to be part of a healthy, balanced diet when consumed in moderation. Most days I drink one cup of coffee and one cup of tea.
My very favorite tea is chai, and I enjoy it hot or cold.
Since I am nursing, I am careful about caffeine consumption as it can affect my baby. Blaze does not seem to be very sensitive to it, but I choose to drink half-caf coffee as a precaution.
Recently, I have begun drinking my own version of "Bulletproof" Coffee. There are several reasons I drink it.
1. It is packed with protein.
2. Loaded with good fats.
3. Tastes delightful.
4. Has vitamins and minerals.
5. Wakes me up!
Here is how I fix mine:
- Brew an extra strong cup of coffee (I use Amazon Prime and subscribe and save, so 2lbs is only $11.79!)
- 1T Grade B Maple Syrup
- 1T Coconut oil
- 1/8C organic 1/2+1/2 (you can also substitute organic coconut milk)
- 2T Gelatin
- 1T molasses
- 1t vanilla
- 1/8t Pink Himalayan Salt
Pour all of your ingredients in your blender. Blend. Sip. Enjoy!!!
Another wonderful recipe I enjoy is a homemade Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte. I no longer buy Starbucks coffees and teas, but even if I did, this beats theirs by far! Autumn is my favorite time of year and this tea is an explosion of all things Autumn.
Blend in the blender. Sip. Enjoy.
Thanks for reading and keep an eye out for my next post....
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