How is the energy so far? And top nutrients you should include in your diet - week 14
As the week 14 goes by I realized how my energy is back! I feel so grateful for that =) So I can be more me and do things I like but yes also respecting when I feel little tired and needs an extra rest too. I went kaiaking in the weekend and on a boat trip to Klein Curacao, witch is small island about 1 hour away by boat - baby gotta get used to water!
As I said during the first Trimester of my pregnancy I didn't have any nausea and mood swings...but I was felling very tired sometimes, but hey I guess it is a lot of energy to build a placenta and grown a new life!
Now that placenta is pretty much ready and most of baby organs are formed I can definitely feel it in my body as I am feeling with more energy. Also sleeping better witch is so great! I had some days of insomnia witch doesn't feel nice at all =( But hey I can't complain, I am so grateful for all!
Witch means I am keeping up with my daily yoga practice and 3 times a week a home work-out plus almost daily walks with the dogs. I am also thinking to start a work out planned by a personal trainer to tone more my body as I hadn't done so much last year..."just" yoga, acro yoga and climbing.
I will share soon a video of a Yoga practice I have been doing witch is more gentle, with focus on hips and the baby of course.
Ah! And this week also I have totally noticed the belly growing, getting bigger, so amazing to see those transformations!
For this week vegan mom to be was focused on calcium, vitamin D and magnesium. But had a "cheat" day too with Vegan pizza last night and today a croissant, this baby likes carbs! Oh and my sweet tooth is also back...but I try to stay with only fruits, dry fruits and a piece of dark chocolate once in a while. Also preparing my own deserts and stock my fridge with healthy goodies it is a good way to not get a cake somewhere..
And so those nutrients I can find on Avocado dishes, as an avocado-hemp spread, tofu, green veggies like arugula and spinach...
Most of the days my breakfast starts with papaya (now I have lots of papaya in my garden!) and oatmeal with seeds, nuts and dry fruits...but this week I had also avocado-hemp spread toast paired with Rooiboos tea latte with almond milk.
Now I am finally getting better in preparing tofu! This is a crispy oven baked tofu and after I sautéed with almond butter and maple syrup , was delicious! I paired with quinoa, kale and spinach, cucumber salad.
And a delicious and super easy banana "ice-cream" as it is getting hotter and hotter during the day, so a refreshing and energizing snack during a Sunday afternoon is soooo good =)
Banana homemade ice-cream
-1 ripe banana
--1 frozen ripe banana
-1/ teaspoon of cinnamon
Blend all in a blender and it is done!
For the topping:
-Melt a pure dark chocolate, mix with 1 3/4 tsp of date syrup (or maple syrup) and add to your ice cream.