Homemade Smoothies for Mother and Baby: 300 Healthy Fruit and Green Smoothies for Preconception, Pregnancy, Nursing and Baby’s First Years
Kristine Miles has compiled an absolutely essential book for any mother-to-be in Homemade Smoothies for Mother and Baby: 200 Healthy Fruit and Green Smoothies for Preconception, Pregnancy, Nursing and Baby’s First Years. Not only are (most) of the recipes delicious, healthy and helpful, but the nutrition information Miles includes is wonderful.
Unlike some pregnancy resources, Mills neither talks over her readers’ heads nor down to them, but relates to them as if they still have brains in their poor, pregnant skulls, explaining how different vitamins and minerals work within the prenatal and postnatal body, as well as how they effect breastfeeding, conception, and beyond. Mills also addresses common issues in preconception, pregnancy, and breastfeeding, and offers ways to alleviate symptoms through diet. She also has one of the most comprehensive breastfeeding chapters this reviewer has encountered, and mothers who are looking to breastfeed would be well advised to refer to it over and over. The same goes for the chapter on smoothies for babies and toddlers, though, at least in this reviewer’s experience, they are more interested in what mommy’s drinking than their own! Definitely include this in your prenatal regime, even if you’ve had children before.