Updated: Nov 2, 2019
PA PA PA WHAT!? Yup, like, raw placenta smoothie.
My good friend and acupuncturist, decided to get her placenta encapsulated. Since this process takes up to three days, she decided to save a small piece to consume right after birth. She was of course, exhausted after birth, and decided to eat the placenta in a smoothie right away. It gave an incredible boost of energy and “became of true believer of placenta medicine from then on”.
Below is a simple recipe for a yummy placenta smoothie my clients love. They say they can't taste anything but the fruit. As a postpartum Doula, I always suggest avoiding frozen foods postnatal, since it is best to have warming foods (soups. tea, ginger etc) the first few weeks after delivery. I suggest using fresh fruit since its not as cold. Its no biggy if you only have frozen fruit! Now is not a time to stress! ;-) Just have a nice cup of warm chamomile tea after.
Placenta Smoothie Recipe
2-3 inches of the fresh raw placenta
1 cup of chopped fresh pineapple
1/2 cup of strawberries (fresh or frozen)
handful of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 1/2 cups of coconut or almond milk
½ cup of OJ
Blend the above ingredients. Enjoy your smoothie!!
--Joanna Yañez, CH, LMT, Doula