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The Best Pregnancy Smoothies + 10 Smoothie Recipes


Pregnancy is the most important time to be eating healthy and making sure you’re getting as many nutrients as possible. Nutrients like folic acid, vitamin B12, and potassium are essential in DNA synthesis, muscle building, and supporting the overall nutrition and well-being of your baby. You want to make sure that you are eating a balanced diet with as many nutrients as possible. Antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, electrolytes, and healthy fats are all important to consume while pregnant.

Smoothies are a great way to get the nutrition you need. But don’t just go to the smoothie shop down the street—you may get more sugar in your smoothie than actual nutrients. The best way to make sure you are getting a healthy, nutritious smoothie is to make it at home. It’s super easy, and you can even add ingredients that will ease your nausea and help you to feel more full and satisfied when you get those pregnancy cravings.

 

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Best Pregnancy Smoothie Ingredients

The best ingredients for pregnancy smoothies are:

Ginger
Ginger is a miracle ingredient for pregnancy because it is a great anti-nausea and anti-inflammatory spice and provides antioxidants.

Dark Green Vegetables
Smoothies are a great way to sneak in your daily serving of leafy green vegetables, and you'll barely be able to taste them when they're blended with other ingredients.

Nuts + Seeds
Adding nuts and seeds to your smoothies is a great way to get protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. Flax seeds and hemp seeds are some of the most nutritious seeds for your pregnancy smoothies.

 

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Top 10 Pregnancy Smoothies

Bust out your blender and try one of these healthy and nutritious pregnancy smoothies that are a breeze to make at home.


1. The Ultimate Superfood Pregnancy Smoothie

This is the ultimate smoothie for pregnancy, containing as many essential nutrients as a smoothie possibly can. It's perfect to drink for lunch throughout your whole pregnancy and even postpartum while you’re breastfeeding.

The ingredients are:

  • 1 organic banana
  • 1 ½ cups organic frozen berries
  • 1 generous serving of organic greens
  • 2 tbsp organic virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp organic flax/hemp seeds
  • 6-8 oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Just blend this up in a blender for one minute and enjoy!


2. Mango Ginger Prenatal Smoothie

This recipe will help ease morning sickness and provides protein, probiotics, and many essential nutrients.

The ingredients are:

  • ⅓ cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 4 small pieces of crystallized ginger

Blend this up for a nausea-relieving, nutritious treat!


3. Mega Green Smoothie

The Mega Green Smoothie gives you all the green fruits and vegetables you could possibly need! It also contains ginger to help with morning sickness.

The ingredients are:

  • 1 ¼ cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup frozen green grapes
  • ¾ cup cucumber chunks (not peeled)
  • ½ ripe avocado, cut into chunks
  • ½ cup baby spinach or baby kale
  • ¼ tsp ginger, peeled and grated
  • Agave nectar to taste

Blend and enjoy!


4. The Health Nut Prenatal Smoothie

This recipe utilizes the protein and fiber found in nuts and seeds paired with vitamin- and mineral-rich banana and avocado.

The ingredients are:

  • ½ frozen banana
  • ½ avocado
  • 2 tablespoons ground walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax
  • 8 ounces almond milk

Blend and drink!


5. Carrot-Citrus Booster Smoothie

This simple twist on carrot juice makes an even more nutritious and delicious smoothie! Carrots provide beta carotene, which your body converts into vitamin A to support your baby’s eyes, lungs, and heart. With a citrus flavor, anyone can enjoy this drink even if you don’t like carrot juice.

The ingredients are:

  • ¾ cup lemon sorbet
  • ¾ cup carrot juice
  • 8 ice cubes

Blend to create a delicious, bright-orange beverage!


6. Pineapple-Basil Smoothie

The paired flavors of pineapple and basil make this a delectable drink. It also has ginger for relief from nausea.

The ingredients are:

  • 1 ½ cups frozen pineapple
  • 2 basil leaves, torn
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup coconut milk (or cow’s milk for extra protein)
  • ⅛ teaspoon ginger, peeled and grated

Blend and indulge in these sophisticated flavors!


7. Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake

This tasty smoothie is sure to satisfy your chocolate cravings, while helping you feel full, and giving you essential protein and nutrients.

The ingredients are:

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

For even more protein boost, you can add chocolate protein powder.


8. Persian Cantaloupe Smoothie

Cantaloupe has B6 which supports your baby’s brain and nervous system, and also helps with morning sickness. This recipe pairs cantaloupe with rosewater and honey for an exotic taste.

The ingredients are:

  • 1 medium cantaloupe
  • 1 tsp rosewater
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2-5 ice cubes
  • ¼ tsp salt

Blend and enjoy!


9. Chocolate Black Bean Brownie Smoothie

Black beans provide tons of protein and make this chocolate smoothie extra fudge-y like a brownie. 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

Blend and satisfy all your chocolate cravings!


10. Clementine Smoothie

This creamy orange smoothie provides lots of vitamin C to keep you and your baby healthy.

Simply blend together:

  • 2 clementines, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 2 cups vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup ice

Enjoy this on a hot day!


Pregnancy can be overwhelming, so these healthy smoothies make easy meals to simplify your day. Try all 10 smoothie recipes to enjoy new flavors and satisfy your cravings throughout your pregnancy!

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