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08th May 2019

This super quick and easy postpartum smoothie is great for new mothers

Your body needs a little extra TLC right now.

Trine Jensen-Burke

Growing a baby and giving birth, whether your baby comes out the standard exit chute or is air-lifted from your tummy in a C-section, is a major task for your body.

Which is why, of course, the six (or more) weeks after the birth are often referred to as the fourth trimester. Your body is still going through so many changes and a huge healing process. On top of this, you might be breastfeeding, so your body is also now producing milk to keep a brand new human alive and thriving. It is, to put it mildly, a monumental emotional rollercoaster as well – as anyone who has ever given birth will tell you.

Making sure you eat well and nourish your postnatal body can go a great way towards not only healing quicker, but also towards feeling stronger and more like your old self in no-time.

Which is where this smoothie comes in, chock-a-block as it is with good-for-you nutrients. Added bonus? It will also help you to poop more easily,

And girls – get someone else to make it for you – or at least get you the ingredients. Asking for help is key for postpartum mamas. After all – you have just pushed something the size of a watermelon out of something that is a lot smaller in size. You deserve a smoothie – and then some.

Postpartum Smoothie Recipe


  • 1 Banana
  • ½ cup Berries (Fresh or Frozen is fine)
  • 1 Cup Milk of Choice
  • 1 Tbs. Chia Seeds
  • 1 Tsp. Psyllium Husk
  • 1 Tsp. Slippery Elm
  • 1 Cup Spinach
  • 1 Tbs. Protein powder (I like Bare Blends)
  • 3 brazil nuts