I was depressed after James' birth, not much energy and not having to bleed for 5 or 6 weeks means I've almost completely stopped already and I'm back to sleeping well already. I didn't really sleep for the first two weeks after James was born. This rocks!!! I can tell I feel so much better this time around. I'm definitely doing it again if I do get the chance. And baby gets to benefit from a mom who feels good and can take care of her needs better because I feel great!! Some body parts are still sore and my back is still getting used to carrying around a 9lb baby, but I feel good, darn it.
So, this is how I did it. I'm sure everyone has their own smoothie recipe, but this is what I did.
1/2 can of organic coconut milk
3 or 4 frozen strawberries
3/4 of a banana
1/4 of my placenta (really depends on how big your placenta is, you may want to divide it into 6th or 7th's. Mine wasn't too big so I did it by quarters.)
2 kale leaves (optional, but I thought I might as well boost this smoothie with greenery)
Now, put it in your mother in laws blender and watch her squirm. This is the best part by the way. LOL! It was totally concealed by the other flavors in the smoothie. Though if I had known I would have had Dave wash off the chunks after cutting it up as well. He washed the outside, but once you start cutting it, it gets bloody again and that can give you a salty after taste. Not bad, but you don't have to look at your smoothie like your a vampire.
Now gulp it down, because the sooner you do the better your going to feel after giving birth and the better you will be able to savor these newborn days that don't last that long anyway. :D