Never has there been an easier or tastier way to get lots of whole foods, fiber, fat and protein into your body!  Smoothies can easily accommodate your increased nutritional needs during pregnancy and adjust for your postpartum healing.  Greens, protein, antioxidants, fiber… in a fabulous, smooth and creamy smoothie… yes, please!

Smoothies to the rescue. I am sharing with you three smoothie recipes that are perfect for pregnancy. Use these as inspiration to make your own custom creations – the goal is to have some greens, some protein, some fat and some fiber so your smoothie is a source of balanced nutrition that doesn’t spike your blood sugar. Each of these smoothie examples provide about 25 grams of protein. 

Choose your favorite recipe.  Blend all ingredients together. Add more water or a few ice cubes to create the consistency you desire.  Makes 1 serving.

???? Gorgeous Green Protein Machine

  • 1 cup baby spinach (use steamed if your thyroid needs support)
  • 1 scoop your favorite Clean Protein Powder
  • 1 Banana, peeled and frozen in chunks
  • 1/2 cup Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons Hemp seeds
  • 1 teaspoon flaxseed meal
  • 2 Dates, pit removed or a few drops of liquid stevia if blood sugar is an issue
  • ½ an avocado, peeled and pit removed
  • 1 cup water, full fat unsweetened coconut milk or unsweetened oat milk

???? Creamy Chocolate Nut Butter Cup Smoothie

  • 2 Tablespoons roasted unsweetened organic almond/peanut/walnut butter or sunflower seed butter
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 scoop of your favorite clean protein powder
  • 3 Tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 1 teaspoon flaxseed meal
  • 2 Tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 Banana, peeled, frozen
  • 1 cup milk of your choice (dairy, almond, coconut, oat)

???? Pregnancy Pina Colada Smoothie

  • ¼ cup frozen mango chunks
  • ¼ cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • ½ cup baby spinach
  • 1 sprig fresh mint, leaves only
  • 1 Banana, peeled
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 scoop your favorite vanilla or plain protein powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Hemp Seeds
  • ½ teaspoon flaxseed meal or chia seeds

What’s your favorite pregnancy smoothie recipe? Share in the comments below.

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