Another Recipe For A Healthy Pregnancy. Pregnant or not, this is a simple, easy, and delicious way to get so many essential nutrients: protein, calcium, probiotics,
anti-oxidants all in one drink!
During your pregnancy you need 80-100 grams of protein or 60% more protein than when you are not pregnant. Every cell forms from protein: uterus, amniotic, sac, amniotic fluid, blood, skin, bones, placenta. You also need lots of extra calcium to help your baby grow but also to store in your body for later milk production. This is so simple, easy, and delicious. There’s no excuse not to drink it several times a week.
1 Scoop of Garden of Life Raw Protein – This is a plant-based protein loaded with probiotics,, enzymes, amino acids, and anti-oxidants. If you are a vegetarian, vegan, sensitive to diary or gluten, this is the perfect protein for you. It has 17 grams of protein. Buy it from: IdealVitamins.com- Complete selection of vitamins and dietary supplements from the most recognized brands in the industry. It also has free shipping and is less expensive than my local health food store.
1-2 cups fresh or frozen spinach – I buy those big bags at Costco, divide them up into small ziplock bags, and store them in the freezer. I have osteopenia and need to beef up my calcium intake. spinach is loaded with calcium and in this drink has no taste. The only way you know it’s there is because of the color of your smoothie. That’s 30 mg of calcium.
1/2-1 Cup of frozen blueberries – again big bags at Costco. Blueberries are considered one of the Super Foods with anti-oxidants, fiber, Vitamins C and K and Manganese, among many other benefits for excellent health.
1-2 Cups Coconut or almond milk. Since I prefer coconut milk, I”ll just talk about the benefits of that. It’s also loaded with calcium, can lower both cholesterol and blood pressure, has electrolytes and helps digestion.