Green Smoothies While Pregnant
by: Vicky Reihana on
WHEN A BABY IS GROWING INSIDE OF YOU it’s taking in and absorbing everything you are eating, it makes sense to fuel and nourish your body.
Phot0 credit Tash Pearce – who used Vitality nutrtion portein while pregnant and breastfeeding
Green Smoothies are such a great way to increase your vitamin intake while pregnant. I sure wish I knew about them 17 years ago when I fell pregnant with my son. I always had that feeling that I needed something more but I just couldn’t figure out what it was?
Drinking a delicious green smoothie 1-2 times a day will expose you and your baby an abundance of nutrients. Its also recommended while pregnant to eat small meals regularly, including a smoothie once or twice a day is going to make life a whole lot easier when trying to figure out what to eat!
Some essentials you and your baby are getting
Calcium strengthens bones and teeth – Flaxseed, sesame seeds and almonds ( Ingredients in Vitality Nutrition Protein) Dark leafy greens e.g spinach, kale
Folic acid protects against spina bifida – Dark leafy greens and strawberries
Iron for baby and the health of the placenta. Maintain a healthy immune system – Dark leafy greens
Vitamin B6 aids in healthy brain development of baby – Coconut water, bananas, avocado
Fibre keeps you regular and help regulate blood sugars – Dark leafy greens, berries, flax seeds, chia seeds
Fatty Acids Omega 3’s better brain development and lowers the risk of food allergies in unborn children – Flax seeds, chia seeds, nuts
Magnesium essential for tissue and cell repair, it also helps relax muscles – Coconut water and dark leafy greens
Potassium helps regulate and maintain the electrolyte balance, it also helps our muscle contract, utilising energy from the fats, carbohydrates proteins in the body – Bananas, coconut water, dark leafy greens, avocado
essential for cell renewal and repair, hormone regulation, maintenance of muscle mass – Vitality Nutrition Protein Blend
Try adding one in as an afternoon and morning snack.
PREGNANCY : POWER : SMOOTHIE
SERVES 2 (SAVE ONE FOR LATER)
1 – 2 scoop Coconut or Chocolate Protein Blend
1/2 cup strawberries
2 cups dark leafy greens
1/2 small avocado
2 cups coconut water or almond milk
1-2 cup ice
Simply blitz in High powered blender until smooth. Can store for 1-2 days in fridge in airtight container
Note: If feeling nausea try adding a thumb of fresh ginger