20 Aug Blast out Morning Sickness with the Perfect Pregnancy Smoothies
I struggled with nausea in my first trimester, and could not stomach breakfast. My usual (non-pregnant) morning routine included coffee, so without coffee I needed a substitute “drink” that was nutritious, gave me energy, and helped with my nausea. So, I made smoothies every morning!
They are SO quick and easy, and you can put whatever ingredients in there at you want, however, one full banana and almond milk were my two key ingredients. You can use coconut milk too, and sometimes I would use the chocolate almond milk for a cocoa flair 🙂
Add into your blender:
-Approximately 2 cups of already chopped up, frozen fruit (raspberries, mango, blueberries, etc.)
Tip: I would sometimes buy bags of frozen organic fruit, ready to go into the blender, other times I would buy fresh produce, chop it up myself and freeze it in ziplocs. The frozen fruit makes your smoothie nice and cold without needing to add ice!
-A few sprigs of fresh kale or spinach
Tip: Add some fresh ginger to your smoothie to help relieve morning sickness naturally!
-Pour in your almond or coconut milk to the “16oz” line (I’m not sure how much milk I actually add since I pour it in last, but I just pour enough into the blender to fill my glass and get it to the right consistency)
Then, blend, pour and enjoy! 🙂
Some combos I tried, which were delish, included:
– Frozen bananas, peanut butter, chocolate almond milk
– Banana, mango, kiwi, kale, almond milk
– Banana, pineapple, strawberry, coconut milk
– Banana, pear, ginger, oatmeal, yogurt, almond milk
(Post by Karen Knowles)