A healthy pregnancy eating plan is great to ensure you’re getting all the right nutrients for you and your baby. Healthy snack recipes that are easy to make are good when you need something to satisfy a craving or fill an empty belly in between meals.
In pregnancy, our bodies can become easily dehydrated from morning sickness, expanded blood volume as well as providing the amniotic fluid for our baby.
The consequences of dehydration whilst expecting can include nausea, cramping and constipation.
Drinking the recommended 3 litres of fluid per day can be difficult but this simple juice recipe from Janet Cook, is not only delicious, it combines hydrating ingredients such as watermelon and cucumber, which are said to hydrate your body as efficiently as water.
Add some of the Healthy Mummy Pregnancy Smoothie into this juice to get an extra boost of pregnancy nutrients in between meals.
- 2 cups chopped watermelon
- 1 small cucumber, peeled and sliced
- 2 tbsp. fresh chopped mint
- 3 tsp fresh grated ginger
- 1.5 cups still or sparkling water
- Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth.
- Store unused serves in the refrigerator in an airtight bottle.
- Serves 4.
- 134 kj/32 cal per serve (not including Healthy Mummy Pregnancy Smoothie powder)
Disclaimer: Always speak to your doctor before changing your diet,taking any supplements or undertaking any exercise program in pregnancy. The information on this site is for reference only and is not medical advice and should not be treated as such, and is not intended in any way as a substitute for professional medical advice..
Our plans promote a health weight gain in pregnancy to benefit the mother & baby and you can read more on this here
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