Getting prepared for labour I watched a doco where the mum-to-be ate a massive feast of low GI foods in her early stages of labour so she had the energy to make it through to the end. I loved this idea, and combined it with stuff to generate healthy breast milk production, and some nice gentle fibre to aid that first post-baby poo.. They are soooo yummy, I have had lots of postive feedback from everyone who has tried them!
They have a massive amount of ingredients in them but don’t let that daunt you!! (But if it does, I make them fresh to order so send me a message via facebook and I can whip some up!!) The best thing about them, is that you can be flexible with these ingredients: if you don’t have almonds, add pistachios.etc..
First Taste of Life “Birthing Bar”
1/4cup each puffed brown rice, puffed amaranth, chopped up brazil nuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, goji berries, dates, prunes, and currants. 1 cup each of quinoa flakes, GF SR flour, and maple syrup.
1 Tbsp each maca powder and brewers yeast 1 pinch each cinnamon and vanilla.
1/2 cup melted cocnut oil
1/8 cup each chia seeds and linseeds 1 cup each brewed raspberry leaf tea and nettle leaf tea
- Soak the linseeds and chia seeds in cold raspberry leaf overnight.
- Soak the dried fruit in nettle leaf tea overnight. Puree smooth.
- Mix everything together. Press into a lamington tray.
- Bake 170c for 20mins or so..until golden brown.
- Cut into bars. Makes about 16-20 depending on how big you want them!
- They freeze well, and are actually really yummy straight from the freezer..
Make a batch leading up to your due date, and as soon as things start happening, eat up!! Keep eating them for the next few days after birth (they are actually great to eat ANYTIME, but perfect for that specific time!!!)
Gluten free, vegan, dairy free, awesomeness!