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11 Incredibly Nutritious Smoothies for Pregnancy
As your belly grows, it can be hard to get all the nutrients you need during pregnancy. There’s no room for big meals, and you may be dealing with heartburn. That’s why smoothies are such a great meal idea. The best smoothies for pregnancy are packed with nutrients, healthy fats, and energizing vitamins to keep you feeling your best as your belly grows. Smoothies are also a great way to get the protein you need during pregnancy, in one delicious drink. Stock the freezer with frozen fruit, fill the fridge with your favorite milk, nut butter, and greens, and put that blender to work!
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11 Insanely delicious pregnancy smoothies
Green Citrus Smoothie
With beneficial fiber and protein from chia and flax seeds, and vitamin C and iron from citrus, banana, and spinach, this smoothie has it all. Reach for it whenever you could use a little extra energy for hauling the belly around. Recipe and photo: Real Food Whole Life
Pineapple Mint Smoothie
Pineapple, coconut milk, mint, and optional protein boosters make this smoothie so refreshing. Plus, it goes down easy and provides much needed hydration, too. Recipe and photo: One Lovely Life
Perfect Pregnancy Smoothie
With spinach, mango, protein-packed Greek yogurt, and chia seeds, this smoothie is a balanced pregnancy meal. The healthy fats and protein, as well as simple carbohydrates from fruit, will keep you going for hours—and help prevent hunger-induced nausea from creeping in. Recipe and photo: Super Healthy Kids
All Fruit Smoothie
For those mornings when nothing sounds appetizing (and you're out of toast), try this simple All-Fruit Smoothie. The citrus will give you an energy burst, along with a dose of Vitamin C, and the banana provides easy to digest carbohydrates. Add in some flax seeds, nut butter, or protein powder to make this more substantial, or consider it a breakfast appetizer. Recipe and photo: Yummy Toddler Food
Chocolate Strawberry Shake
Get all of the sweet flavor you love in a chocolate covered strawberry in this nutritious shake. Use whichever unsweetened milk you prefer and add in nut butter (or Sunbather if there’s a peanut allergy) for some easy-to-digest plant protein. Recipe and photo: One Lovely Life
Berry Pregnancy Smoothie
With immune boosters from hemp seeds and bee pollen, plus fiber and naturally sweet flavor from berries, this smoothie is a healthy substitute for your ice cream craving. (Add in protein powder and/or a handful of greens to make it even more of a nutrition powerhouse.) Recipe and photo: Weelicious
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
With healthy fats, calcium, folate, and B vitamins, this Strawberry Banana Smoothie is like a prenatal ivitamin in a glass. Add some rolled oats to the blender for a lactation boost if you’re at the tail end of pregnancy (or have already had your babe). Recipe and photo: Lauren McBride
Thick and creamy Greek yogurt team up with banana, cacao powder, and grass-fed gelatin in these Protein-Packed Smoothies. Since pregnancy places high demands on your body and a pregnant woman should eat at least 75 grams of protein a day, this simple meal will get you over a third of the way there. Recipe and photo: Natasha J Red
Ginger to squash nausea, rolled oats for added fiber and long-lasting energy, strawberries for fiber and vitamin C, and banana for creaminess—this Anti Nausea Smoothie has it all. Getting a big dose of nutrients in an easy-to-digest blended form will help keep your belly feeling its best, no matter how much space baby is taking up. Recipe and photo: Texan Erin
Pregnancy Superfood Smoothie
With healthy (and filling) fats from yogurt and walnuts, plus creamy flavor from frozen raspberries and banana, this Pregnancy Superfood Smoothie makes for an excellent pregnancy meal or snack. You could even pour it into a bowl and top with granola for a more filling meal. Recipe and photo: Rhubarians
Third Trimester Smoothie
Think date shake meets green smoothie in this simple Third Trimester Pregnancy Smoothie. Mixed greens and chia seeds power up this simple drink, while frozen bananas add mellow and satisfying flavor. Adjust the amount of ice cubes as needed to make your smoothie thick or thin. Recipe and photo: Mallory Maddox
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