Waiting for Baby? Try This Smoothie
Because I know so, so, so many of you found my Fertility Smoothie recipe so helpful, I wanted to bring back Lori Bregman, my go-to resource for anything and everything related to pregnancy. She created another smoothie for all the mommies out there who are currently pregnant. So whether you're trying to create a baby or you're growing a little boy or girl, Lori's got you covered when it comes to nutrients needed.
- 10 oz of hemp milk
- 1 level scoop of Garden Of Life or Sun warrior vanilla raw protein powder
- 1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of almond butter
- 1 cup of raw spinach
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 2 soaked date ( to soften )
- 1 tablespoon of powdered spirulina
- 1-2 handfuls of ice
There are an absolute ton of AH-mazing ingredients in this smoothie, but here's a quick breakdown of why it works and how.
Spirulina - A highly digestible protein source which helps build your baby’s tissues and muscles. It is also rich in essential fatty acids which are important for cardiovascular and eye health and nourishes the brain of both you and your growing baby. It’s a valuable source of vitamin B-12 which aids in healthy growth, provides you with energy and helps you with your mental state by stabilizing your emotions. Spirulina is also high in antioxidants as well as high in the anti inflammatory fatty acid GLA.It is also rich in chlorophyll which makes it an awesome blood builder , helping to prevent anemia.
Coconut oil – High in fatty acids which supports the pregnancy health of the mother by reducing toxemia , pre- eclampsia , preterm labor and postpartum depression.
Dates - According to a new study in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology – Women who ate dates daily for their entire pregnancy were more dilated when labor began , less likely to need medication to get labor going and their labor tended to be an average of 7 hours shorter then the non date eaters . The study found a compound in the dates that imitates oxytocin (which helps with labor) they are also high in iron, a natural energy booster and great for relieving constipation.
Bananas - Help your nerves and muscles function properly, rich in iron, improves mood, relaxes the mind and regulates moodiness, good for morning sickness, high in fiber which helps battle constipation and diarrhea, natural source of energy, good for heartburn and helps maintain a proper balance of electrolytes.
Almonds – Nourish the nervous system, build strong bones and teeth, provides good brain function and boosts brain activity and helps stabilize blood sugar . A recent study found that pregnant women who ate nuts daily were about 30% less likely to have children who develop nut allergies.
Spinach - Helps prevent birth defects from the high content of foliate, protects against cell mutation, calcium and magnesium which helps build strong bones and teeth and lowers blood pressure, has a laxative effect and is great for easing constipation. cleanses the body of toxins, and is a blood builder.