When Life Hands You Mangoes…

Or should I say when Whole Foods sells you mangoes 10 for $10.

you get a few days of mango recipes from me:

1 1/2 Cups Chopped Frozen Mangoes

1 Cara Cara Orange

1/2 Banana

1 T Chia Seeds

1/2 t vanilla

1 t Maca Root Powder

1/4 cup Plain Coconut Yogurt

1 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Tempt Hemp Milk (or non dairy milk of choice)

Few Ice Cubes

Blend it all together & Enjoy!

Happy Thirsty Thursday!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have a doctors appointment this afternoon. Fingers crossed that things are happening ๐Ÿ˜‰ Last night was rough. We got our car seats inspected, which was fine. Then when we got home I was EXTREMELY crampy.

I am either a wuss or am going to have no idea what labor is because this was pretty bad.

Not extremely debilitating, but I couldn’t move from the couch all night in a fetal position. not to mention she decided to roll onto my sciatic nerve.

I feel a lot better today, just getting twinges here and there.

Oh well.

This was my last full week of work. I told some clients that next week is a maybe depending on my status. I don’t want to start taking off work if she’s not going to be here for another 2 weeks…I will go crazy. On the other hand, I am not feeling myself so it’s a tough call. My mom is convinced she is coming this weekend, I am not getting my hopes up. Most first pregnanciesย go late… hopefully not me though! I will be looking into lots of reflexology for next week. I hadย a massage and had her do some this week so hopefully it moves things along!!!

Nutrition Tip of the Day:

Pasta. It’s so easy to over eat it. Portion sizes are small. If you or family members tend to take a heaping serving of pasta try adding a TON of roasted veggies to the mix. Layer veggies, a portion or pasta then more veggies. It will fill you up and you will eat more of the good stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a wonderful day!


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  • Reply Holly @ The Runny Egg

    Sorry to hear you are in pain Laury! I hope Ella shows up soon!

    April 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    • Reply laury

      Thanks, Holly! Me too!

      April 14, 2011 at 4:10 pm
  • Reply Lori

    Yum! that smoothie looks delicious!
    I hope baby comes this weekend too…so exciting! :o)

    April 14, 2011 at 12:47 pm
  • Reply thehealthyapron

    Goodluck! Just ate a mango for lunch! delish!

    April 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm
  • Reply Lisa @ Healthy Diaries

    Thanks for the nutrition tip. I don’t eat pasta that much anymore, maybe once every 2 weeks but I LOVE pasta. I am Italian! heehee

    I’ve been meaning to make noodle bowls with tons of veggies for dinner!

    I don’t think Baby Ella will come this weekend, but I definitely think she’ll be here before the next! ๐Ÿ™‚ hang in there hun!

    April 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm
    • Reply laury

      I’m Italian too ๐Ÿ™‚

      I think you’re right about the Ella prediction ๐Ÿ˜‰

      April 14, 2011 at 4:10 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    Okay that smoothie sounds amazing! Yum!

    I hope everything works out okay at the doctor and hopefully she makes her appearance soon:) All the best!

    April 14, 2011 at 1:08 pm
    • Reply laury

      Thanks, girl!

      April 14, 2011 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat

    Oooh the Thirsty Thursday recipe sounds great! Agreed on the pasta… I’m a ‘volume eater’ (a nice way of saying I like to eat LOTS!) so my pasta dishes are usually about 1 part pasta to 3 parts veg!

    April 14, 2011 at 1:14 pm
  • Reply Mary @ Bites and Bliss

    Yum mangos!! I remember the first time trying was in Hawaii and they were PICKLED! They pickle just about everything there, and I had to try mangos. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    April 14, 2011 at 1:39 pm
  • Reply Morgan

    I have been eating ridiculous amounts of mangoes lately. I LOVE them so much!!! I love summer actually because of all the fruit I get to eat! ๐Ÿ™‚
    You are feeling really crampy??! I had that for a few days before I went inot labor! So…once again………………………………………………………………………….

    By the power of the Mo I predict you will go into labor soon. *labor vibes…labor vibes…labor vibes* From one uterus to another yo. hahaha Really though, Im sure you can not thank me ENOUGH for all of this go into labor energy, right?! In seriousness though, I DID have cramping more than usual about 2 days before. So I think sooner than later chica!!!!!!!

    April 14, 2011 at 3:39 pm
    • Reply laury

      I DOOOO appreciate all the labor vibes!!!! Between your vibes, some reflexology, workout out, squats I hope she comes SOON! The doc said I was 80% effaced already so I am hoping that is a good sign things are moving along!! And you having cramping 2 days before….hmmm…I won’t get my hopes up but sounds promising! XO

      April 14, 2011 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Jessica@ Fruit and Veggie Tales

    Sorry to hear you had a rough night! Don’t feel like you are a wimp or that labor is going to be terribly painful just because you were in pain last night! The pain of labor is far different than that of pregnancy or anything else for that matter! Your body goes into this balanced hormonal state that allows you to deal with labor pain better than other times you are in pain! Plus, it’s sooooo much different when there is a clear end in sight! Once you are in labor, it’s like a marathon or grueling spin class, you know the end is coming soon and if you can visualize being done…’s so much easier to get through ~especially when your reward is this little pink bundle of precious baby!!!! Hope things go well!

    April 14, 2011 at 3:57 pm
    • Reply laury

      Thanks, Jessica! That was very helpful…I like your analogy! Like a grueling workout you know you’re almost through!

      April 14, 2011 at 4:07 pm
  • Reply Jennifer (The Gourmetour)

    Hey Laury!
    I saw mangos on sale at the grocery store the other day but couldn’t think of what to make. Next time I am going to grab ’em now that I have your recipes!!
    Can you give us advice to how to determine which mango to purchase? What does a ripe mango feel like? A spoiled one? What about color?


    April 14, 2011 at 4:36 pm
  • Reply Keri

    I hope your mom is right!!

    April 14, 2011 at 5:56 pm
    • Reply laury

      me too, thanks!

      April 14, 2011 at 6:19 pm
  • Reply Sophia @ Raven Waves

    Best luck at the doctor!! All your talk of mango had me craving it so badly, so I had my Chobani Mango last night! So good!

    April 14, 2011 at 5:56 pm
    • Reply laury

      there’s another idea…maybe I’ll add it to some coconut yogurt next, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

      April 14, 2011 at 6:19 pm
  • Reply Peggy

    Hope you feel better soon and good luck at the doctor! That mango smoothie sounds absolutely delicious!

    April 14, 2011 at 6:22 pm
  • Reply Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie)

    Yummy mango smoothie! Hope you feel better, this is the last strength and you’re most definitely not a wuss! ๐Ÿ™‚

    April 14, 2011 at 6:44 pm
  • Reply Katie

    I just bought 2 mangoes for 89 cents each! I love mango season.

    I have my fingers crossed that Ella shows up this weekend!

    April 14, 2011 at 7:38 pm
    • Reply laury

      love it!!! and thanks….me too. although I kind of have mixed feelings. After she’s here I have no excuse to be fat anymore, haha ๐Ÿ˜‰

      April 14, 2011 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply melissa @ the delicate place

    good luck at the doc! i hope you have her soon so you can feel more comfortable! mango is nate’s fave fruit!

    April 14, 2011 at 7:51 pm
    • Reply laury

      Nate has good taste ๐Ÿ™‚

      April 14, 2011 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Jennifer @ Evolving Well

    I’ll bet you are enjoying those mangos! I saw that they had quite a bit this weekend…figured they’d go on sale soon. I have to say that no matter how many times I’ve tried mango, its just not my thing and, in fact, it’s a member of the cashew family (so it’s on my avoid list) along with pistachios. Go figure.

    Take it one day at a time and definitely do what you feel you need to do to be comfortable. Sending you much love!

    April 14, 2011 at 8:02 pm
    • Reply laury

      Thanks so much, Jen!

      That’s so interesting about mangoes! Go figure is right! You are lucky you don’t care for them though, if that were the case with me I would be very upset! Especially as of late

      April 14, 2011 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply kristina @ Life as Kristina

    10 for $10 are you kidding? AMAZING…I go on mango kicks when they’re in Wegmans-I love mangos with cinnamon (i’m a weirdo, I know)

    April 14, 2011 at 8:22 pm
    • Reply laury

      am I a weirdo for wanting to try that now???

      April 14, 2011 at 9:17 pm
  • Reply susan

    Hope you’re doing okay, I hope Ella arrives soon for you xx

    April 15, 2011 at 1:51 am
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