The Best (and Yummiest) Pregnancy Smoothies

It’s always wise to eat as healthily as possible, and when you’re expecting, the imperative is even more important. But pregnancy doesn’t always make that easy. Flagging energy levels and debilitating nausea can conspire to thwart your best intentions to throw together nutritious meals—that’s where the smoothie comes in; a speedy, effective way to pack in the good stuff, along with ingredients that can beat the fatigue and morning sickness, too.

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Without further ado, here are the three tastiest smoothie recipes for keeping mamas-to-be powered up.

High Energy Pregnancy Smoothie

Beat the first trimester fatigue with a powerhouse blend of iron, folate, and vitamins. Blitz, enjoy.

  • ½ cup frozen berries
  • ½ cup frozen spinach
  • ½ small apple
  • ½ avocado
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 4 oz coconut milk
  • 4 oz orange juice (freshly squeezed)

Strawberry, Ginger and Banana Smoothie

Banish morning sickness blues with anti-inflammatory and anti-nausea agent ginger. Strawberries are squeezed full of vitamin C and fibre, while the Greek yoghurt and oats work together to provide a sustained source of energy. Oats also keep glucose levels on an even keel, which helps to alleviate sick feelings. Blitz, enjoy.

  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup frozen bananas
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ cup Greek yoghurt
  • 4 oz coconut milk

Mama’s Strawberry Margarita Smoothie

Don’t feel too sad about forgoing your favourite cocktail—whip up this gorgeous mocktail margarita, and feel awesome, too—thanks to energy-boosting, iron-rich kale, and vitamin-loaded fruits. Blitz, enjoy.

  • ½ cup coconut water
  • ½ grapefruit, peeled and seeded
  • 1 lime, peeled
  • ½ cup kale
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ½ cup frozen mango
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries

Via justbrightideas.com