Still working on getting my comments fixed. I seriously need to find someone who can help at this point since I am clueless. Out of the 30 something comments I received on Matthews birth (thank you all so much) only 5 or 6 are showing on the blog.
I have received numerous requests for my laborade recipe. Its funny what some of you will catch in my posts, its nice to know that my words are actually read : ) I figured I better post it soon since I have a few bloggy friends who are expecting a baby any day now ; ) and they might want to make some.
Oh, firstly for those of you who have no clue what laborade is…its kind of like a homemade version of those drinks that athletes drink to keep Momma’s hydrated during labor. There are many versions on the internet, this is just the way I make it. Sipping on this drink will keep you refreshed and hydrated and puts back the minerals you will lose during labor and will give you a little boost of energy.
Crunchy Momma’s Labor-aid
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup raw honey
1/4 tsp good sea salt
1 tablet magnesium
1 tablet calcium
2 raspberry leaf tea bags
Boil two cups water and steep the tea bags for 10 minutes. Remove tea bags and add 2 more cups water to the tea. Put in the blender and add the lemon juice, honey, sea salt, magnesium and calcium tablets. Whirl it up for a minute to make sure the tablets get dissolved and put away in the refrigerator until the big moment. You can adjust the honey to your taste. I don’t like anything too sweet but you might like a bit more.
You can also use this to replace athletic drinks for the rest of the family by not adding the raspberry leaf tea. It is very refreshing and really works to replace minerals lost in exercise.
See you back here on Sunday for my weekly journal which has not happened for the past two weeks so it will be a long one : )
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