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The Pregnancy Smoothies We’re Craving Right Now

Drinking smoothies when pregnant is a great way to get the extra nourishment your body needs. You want to ensure that you are eating a balanced diet with as many nutrients as possible. Nutrients like vitamin B12, folic acid, and potassium are essential in DNA synthesis, muscle building, and supporting the overall nutrition and well-being of your baby.

A smoothie packed with essential vitamins and superfoods is perfect for the first trimester when you might be feeling nauseas and can’t keep anything down, for the second trimester when you feel like you’re starving and want a healthy meal or snack, and for postpartum and breastfeeding.

Here are a few of our favorites:

 

High Vitamin B6 Smoothie

1. This High Vitamin B6 Smoothie from The Prenatal Nutritionist is great for morning sickness, pregnancy, and postpartum.

  • 1 large handful of spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup pistachios
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1-2 scoops protein powder
  • 1 spoon almond butter
  • 1 cup of liquid
  • 6 ice cubes

Raspberry Mango Smoothie

Raspberry Mango Smoothie

For those who like a little bit of a sweeter smoothie, this mango raspberry smoothie will pack quite a punch! These ingredients make it easy to sneak in more DHA into your diet — a healthy fat that helps promote healthy brain development for your baby. This smoothie is also great for breastfeeding moms.

  • 1 cup water or almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 3 soft dates, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (flax works, too)
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 2 teaspoons DHA Oil
  • A handful of fresh spinach (optional)

 

Green Superfood Smoothie

If you prefer a more traditional veggie-based smoothie, then this recipe is for you. Its packed with prenatal superfoods that will ensure you get all the vital nutrients your body needs.

  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups water
  • 2 cups kale, loosely packed
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

 

Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake

Chocolate lovers you have come to the right place. This smoothie will be sure to satisfy your chocolate cravings, while helping you feel full, and giving you essential protein and nutrients.

  • ½ frozen banana
  • ¼ cup tofu
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 oz soy or almond milk

 

Chocolate Black Bean Smoothie

Black beans provide an incredible source of protein and make this chocolate smoothie extra fudge-y like a brownie. The best part is that it won’t taste like black beans at all!

The ingredients are:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup black beans
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1-2 medjool dates, pitted (2 for an extra sweet smoothie)
  • 1 cup frozen cauliflower (you won’t be able to taste this, it just adds thickness and fiber)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

If you’re in need of a great blender, our favorite is the Vitamix Con A3300

If you try these recipes, let us know which smoothie is your favorite!

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