Ultimate Pregnancy Superfoods Smoothie
The ultimate superfoods smoothie! One of the most nutrient-dense, healthy pregnancy smoothies- first, second, & third trimester, or postpartum!
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What Makes This Recipe Great
Look at me 6 months pregnant and drinking my ultimate superfoods smoothie! You guys, I drank this delicious and healthy pregnancy smoothie Every. Single. Day. With all three pregnancies, this superfoods smoothie recipe got me through!
I never fully understood the meaning of “hangry” until I was in the 2nd trimester of my first pregnancy. Around 16 or 17 weeks, I would go from not hungry to STARVING in a matter of minutes, needing easy, healthy grab-and-go snacks that would hit the spot.
Enter, my favorite pregnancy smoothies! Full of delicious fruit, greens, and healthy fats, this homemade superfoods smoothie will hit the spot and make your 9 months so much better!
Organic Frozen Berries: I buy a bag of organic blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries at Costco. Berries are packed with antioxidants, boost heart health, and lower blood pressure. Perfect for pregnancy smoothies!
Organic Banana: I use 1 fresh banana, but you could definitely chop it up and freeze it too. Bananas have tons of vitamins and minerals, especially potassium which helps build muscle and synthesize protein.
Organic Flax Hemp Blend: I buy this big bag of Carrington Farms Organic Flax Hemp Blend at Costco. Flax seeds have omega 3, fiber, antioxidants, and hormone balancing phytoestrogens called lignans. Hemp seeds are THE most nutritious seed in the world. One of the only plant-based foods considered a complete protein, providing the perfect balance of Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids to promote heart health, lower triglycerides, and help reduce inflammation. Hemps seeds contain all 8 amino acids that your body is unable to generate on its own, in addition to vitamins, minerals, and fiber. The best part is hemp seeds curb hunger, so you won’t get “hangry”! When they’re blended up, you don’t even taste them.
Organic Greens: I get this Deep Greens Blend of organic baby kale, chard, and spinach. It is triple washed, so I can just throw it straight into my smoothie. These dark leafy greens are important for skin and hair, and bone health, and provide protein, iron, vitamins, and minerals. Don’t worry, you don’t even taste them in the smoothie.
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is a great source of healthy fats. It aids in digestion, is great for your skin and hair, and builds your immunity. Plus, it gives a nice tropical sweetness to pregnancy smoothies.
Recipe Step by Step
- Simply combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 45 seconds. Enjoy!
Frozen Fruit: I love using organic berries because they are the most nutrient-dense, adding tons of antioxidants to pregnancy smoothies. And get organic whenever possible. I get a blueberry, blackberry, and strawberry mix at Costco.
I have made and drank these pregnancy smoothies with all three of my pregnancies and felt so nourished by its organic, superfood ingredients. However, it is always best to check with your OB doctor before making any diet changes, as every pregnancy is different!
In my pregnancies, I found other sources of protein, but if you are struggling with meat or nausea, ask your doctor which protein supplements they recommend for pregnant women. This superfoods smoothie will still taste great with added protein powder, but be sure to check with your doctor before adding any supplements to your diet or pregnancy smoothies.
On their own, pregnancy smoothies don’t necessarily help your milk come in, but the ingredients do help keep you hydrated which is a big factor in keeping a good milk supply. If you’re struggling with lactation, be sure to reach out to a lactation consultant to help you in your journey. If approved by your doctor, you can add a couple of tablespoons of Brewer’s Yeast to this superfoods smoothie, which has helped my milk supply immensely!
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Ultimate Pregnancy Superfoods Smoothie
- 1-1/2 cups frozen organic berries
- 1 organic banana
- 2 tablespoon organic virgin coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon flax seeds or flax meal
- 1 tablespoon hemp hearts
- big handful of organic greens, I use a baby kale, spinach and chard blend
- 6-8 ounces unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend for 45 seconds. Enjoy!