There are tons and tons of recipes available for eating your placenta, which is chock full of vitamins and nutrients. Here are just a couple of the most appetizing-sounding options!
Little League triumph? Come on over, everyone, for a special celebratory homemade pizza! This recipe can be found at gentlebirth.org and is, they say, from an old Mothering magazine. It looks easy as … well, pie! “Grind placenta. Sauté in 2 tbl. olive oil with 4 garlic cloves, then add 1/4 tsp fennel, 1/4 tsp. pepper, 1/4 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. oregano, 1/4 tsp. thyme, and 1/4 cup of wine. Allow to stand for 30 minutes, then use with your favorite home made pizza recipe. It’s a fine placenta sausage topping.
If you are very brave, and really want detailed instructions, you can watch this YouTube video. But if you are not very brave, and would rather have detailed instructions on how to poke yourself in the eyes with sharp twigs, do not click. Rest assured … if you know how to make a smoothie, you know how to make a placenta smoothie. Get your blenders ready!
Finally … a caveat – childbirth is an intensely personal experience. What anyone chooses to do with her placenta is totally up to her – and I say go for it if any of these options appeal. Just don’t ask me over for lunch on that special day.