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Mother’s Milk- Healthful Blueberry Treat

So we finally arrived home after a long flight and fell right to sleep. I loved waking up in my own home and sitting in my garden with fresh watermelon for breakfast. We did a home exchange this year and the family who lived in our home were less then pleased with the crummy weather San Diego was having (which is so unusual for here.) However, we must have brought the sun, because yesterday was sunny and warm.
In the afternoon, I sat outside again doing some work and had a snack which satisfied me and my growing belly. It’s so simple- blueberry milk with extra nutrition added from spirulina. Spirulina is a green alga which is known for for it’s ability with stimulate and strengthen the body’s immune system which can be a little lower when you are pregnant. It also contains very high amounts of protein as well as vitamin B which can help with morning sickness. The blueberries are packed with nutrition. They contain vitamin C and their dark color is a powerful antioxidants which again will aid in strengthening the immune system and help maintain a healthy pregnancy.
Blueberry milk
1 1/2 cup almond milk (cold)
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 tsp honey, agave nectar or maple syrup
2 tsp spirulina powder
Place everything in a blender and process until smooth. Drink right away!

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Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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