Labor-Inducing Pineapple Smoothie

Allow me to quiet all rumors right now: I am NOT pregnant!

However, this spring I did, in fact, have the blessing of giving birth to a precious baby boy. I was ready for him to be born much earlier than he was……so, like all expectant mothers near their due date, I tried every trick in the book to make my little one make his debut.

Unfortunately, I don’t think any of our attempts worked. So I had to wait on God’s timing (which is always the best anyways, right?).

When my hubby (the smoothie guru) heard that a pineapple date smoothie could help induce labor, he rushed to the store and whipped up a delicious smoothie packed with all those labor-inducing foods, that ended up being not as helpful as we had hoped………

Oh, well! After drinking this smoothie AT LEAST once a day for over a week leading up to my due date, I was convinced I would never want to lay eyes on one again!

But sure enough…a few minutes ago I was sitting on the couch enjoying the quiet after putting the kids to bed and I got a serious craving for THAT smoothie.

This is a bit different than the recipe my hubby used, but I love the bold pineapple flavor mixed with accents of cinnamon and coconut. Enjoy!!

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Labor Inducing Pineapple Smoothie          Serves 1

Total Time – 5 min

  • 1 C unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 C pineapple (I like to use the core, as it is too hard to eat otherwise)
  • 1 banana, preferably frozen
  • 5 dates, soaked and pitted
  • 3 Tbs shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 Tbs flaxseed meal
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  1. Soak dates.
  2. Combine all ingredients in blender, adding dates last, and blend 1-2 minutes.

 

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