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.

Tash Pregnant

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 

Protein 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. 

✔️Feel ENERGISED

✔️Feel SATISFIED

✔️Feel NOURISHED

PREGNANCY : POWER : SMOOTHIE

SERVES 2 (SAVE ONE FOR LATER)

1 – 2 scoop Coconut or Chocolate Protein Blend

1 banana

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