Healthy Pregnancy Smoothie Recipes
We all know that mamas-to-be need more nutrients to help baby develop so invited the expert team from Easy Healthy Smoothie to share their favourite healthy pregnancy smoothie recipes with you.
Eating well is a must at any stage of your life but it’s particularly important when you’re pregnant due to your changing nutritional needs.
You’ll need bigger intakes of a lot of key nutrients including iron, folate, vitamin D, protein, fiber, omega 3 fatty acid and electrolytes.
This may sound like it’d be difficult to fit in but you don’t necessarily need to think about how you’ll get it all into regular meals.
Blending foods with these nutrients together in a delicious, healthy smoothie is the perfect way to tackle pregnancy related symptoms such as fatigue and nausea – and meet your nutrition needs throughout your pregnancy.
Sounds perfect, right? With these five smoothie recipes, you can focus on enjoying your pregnancy!
5. High Energy Pregnancy Smoothie
Beat pregnancy tiredness with this smoothie, which is full of natural sugars and healthy fats from the fruit and avocado.
Spinach adds iron, folate and vitamins, while protein comes in the form of Greek yogurt. You’ll also get a fiber boost from the berries and apple. Orange juice helps the iron to be absorbed better.
As per USDA recommendations, it is important to avoid added sugars during pregnancy as much as possible, therefore don’t use store-bought orange juice for this smoothie.
Extract your own from fresh oranges if you have a juicer or better yet, a blender-juicer combo.
It’s very filling so you probably won’t want to slurp it in one go!
- ½ cup frozen berries
- ½ cup frozen spinach
- ½ small apple
- ½ avocado
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- 4 oz coconut milk
- 4 oz orange juice (freshly squeezed)
- Blend all of the ingredients together until smooth and creamy.
- Serve and enjoy!
4. Iron Rich Pregnancy Smoothie
Boost your iron levels with this smoothie, which also contains vitamin C to absorb the iron most easily.
You may not be that familiar with molasses but these is a thick syrup produced by the sugar cane plant that is increasingly being marketed as a sugar substitute that is even safe for diabetics to consume.
It contains a whole host of nutrients that have been absorbed by the plant. Blackstrap molasses are the most nutritious type and is high in iron, calcium and magnesium.
3. Mama’s Strawberry Margarita Smoothie
Indulge your cravings for something sweet with this smoothie, which mimics a non alcoholic margarita style cocktail.
The sweet and sour combination of the fruits is refreshing so it’s perfect as we head towards summer!
You won’t believe it when you taste it but there’s also kale included for iron, vitamins and minerals. The fruit adds some all-important fiber too.
2. Healthy Pumpkin Spice Frappe Smoothie
If you love the Pumpkin Spice Frappuccinos that Starbucks sell, you’re going to adore this smoothie take on it!
It’s got all the great taste but it’s so much healthier so you can indulge your taste buds with none of the caffeine.
1. Strawberry, Ginger and Banana Smoothie
Struggling with morning sickness? Ginger has been shown to relieve nausea and may even be able to prevent it.
This particular recipe is a bit of a different twist on the more classic anti nausea recipe of ginger and banana.
Strawberries add some fiber and Greek yogurt gives a protein boost. If you’re not gluten or wheat intolerant, oats also adds some fiber and protein.
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