Pregnancy Smoothie – everything you need to know

Original blend of energising nutrients and anti-nausea ingredients, formulated by expert nutritionists and food technologists.
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If you’re not familiar with the Healthy Mummy Pregnancy Smoothie, let us introduce you to this go-to drink for many Australian Mums. It’s a beloved, original blend of energising nutrients and anti-nausea ingredients, formulated by expert nutritionists and food technologists so you know it’s good for you.

During pregnancy, your body is supporting both you and your growing bub. So, the requirements of protein and nutrients, such as folate, calcium, iron and zinc are higher. Not to mention, during foetal growth in later trimesters your body is expected to use even more energy

Enter the Healthy Mummy Pregnancy Smoothie. It is Formulated with vital nutrients and special, high-caloric ingredients with pregnancy in mind, helping to combat icky morning sickness and exhaustion. 

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Pregnancy Smoothie

What’s in the Pregnancy Smoothie?

We’ve kept the ingredients true to the same formula you’ve loved for years. With a new look, it fits in with the Speciality Smoothie range, including the delicious (and suitable for vegan diets) Plant-based Smoothies in Chocolate and Vanilla as well as the amazing 45+ Smoothie formulated specifically for the vitality and requirements of Women ages 45+.

Designed with the needs of mum and bub in mind
Apple PectinWater-soluble colloidal carbohydrates found in ripe fruits.
Flaxseed MealContain high levels of dietary fibre and micronutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids.
Psyllium Husk PowderSoluble dietary fibre to aid healthy bowel movements.
AquaminMarine multi-mineral complex from algae providing calcium, magnesium, and 72 other marine minerals.
ThumatinSweet protein isolated from fruit.
Pumpkin Seed MealGround pumpkin seeds containing protein, vitamins, minerals and fibre.
InulinA class of dietary fibre that doesn’t contain fructose.
ProbioticsLive bacteria, Lactobacillus acidophilus that may add benefits bacteria to the gastrointestinal track important for health of the gastrointestinal and urogenital tracts.
BetacaroteneNaturally derived from algae, it is a nutrient that can be converted into Vitamin A if the body needs it, therefore it will not result in levels being exceeded during pregnancy. How neat!
Ginger (Zingber Officinate)A flowering root, widely used as a spice or medicine. It has been praised for nausea relief.
Magnesium PhosphateA source of essential mineral magnesium.
Folic AcidVitamin B9
Skim Milk PowderPowdered milk made by evaporating milk to dryness.
Milk Protein Isolate (MPI)Obtained by partial removal pf sufficient non-protein components (lactose and minerals) from the milk so that it contains 90% or more protein by weight.
Vitamins & MineralsCalcium, iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, B12, B2, B1, Vitamin D, mineral Iodine

How can the Pregnancy Smoothie help?

  • HEALTHY INCREASED CALORIES – Additional nutrients and calories are needed in pregnancy to support the mum and the baby – and the smoothie is a convenient and tasty way to increase your calories in pregnancy whilst nourishing your body
  • MORNING SICKNESS – If you are suffering from morning sickness and find eating food difficult – the smoothie is a great way to nourish your body with a easy to drink smoothie- it also contains ginger.
  • TIREDNESS – If you are feeling exhausted, the smoothie is a nutrient dense snack high in protein, B vitamins and low constipation iron to help keep energy levels up
  • CONVENIENT- if you are struggling to find the time or energy to eat nutrient dense and healthy foods then the smoothie will be a great help. You could also have it as a quick breakfast by adding fruit, oats and vegetables to your smoothie to further increase calories
  • PROTEIN & CALCIUM – It is ideal as a high-protein, high-calcium snack in pregnancy with each smoothie giving you 15g of high quality protein
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What Mums Love about the Pregnancy Smoothie

“I was diagnosed with severe morning sickness and for a long time [Healthy Mummy Pregnancy Smoothies] were the only thing I could get to stay down… you are giving your body and your growing little one an amazing boost of nutrients.” — Rhiannon

“I’ll shout it from the rooftops, this stuff is my saving grace and will be the reason the second half of my pregnancy will be a healthier one with a lot less junk food. Now I can add more fruit, veg and water to my diet not to mention all the goodies in the Smoothie.. Instead of nibbling away on nutrient poor junk I’ll be making a Smoothie.” — Laura,

– Check Out These FREE Recipes –

Nutrient Boosting Peanut Butter & Vanilla Smoothie
Pregnancy Smoothie
We think it tastes like Peanut Butter Ice-cream!

Delicious, and nutrient dense Peanut Butter and Vanilla Smoothie. Check out the Recipe HERE!

5-Minute Avo-Berry Pregnancy Smoothie
One glass meets 44% of your RDI of protein and 29% dietary fibre for pregnancy.

Wholesome and decadent Avocado & Berry Smoothie. Check out the recipe HERE!

Here’s What Nutritionists Have to Say

“I would not hesitate to recommend The Healthy Mummy Pregnancy Smoothie – in fact, I’d probably prescribe it! Normally, I don’t encourage pre-made smoothies, but this product has no artificial colours or preservatives and is not genetically modified. It is sweetened with thaumatin, a naturally sweetener from fruit so it has no sugar or fructose and will not have a negative impact on your blood sugar.” — Cheree Sheldon, Nutritionist

“Eating a well-balanced diet can be a challenge at the best of times. During pregnancy, you have additional nutrient requirements to meet, often while battling morning sickness, fatigue, constipation, bloating, heartburn and indigestion. The Healthy Mummy Pregnancy Smoothie is a convenient source of nutrients that is quick to prepare and has been formulated with the demands of pregnancy in mind.” — Nikki Boswell, Nutritionist

FAQS

Q: IS THIS A NATURAL PRODUCT?
A: Yes. The Healthy Mummy Pregnancy Smoothie is formulated with high-quality ingredients, and is free of fructose, sucrose, artificial colours and flavours. The smoothies contain protein sourced from milks; plant fibres such as psyllium husk; and naturally occurring probiotics. Vitamins and minerals are in low concentrations, which reflect the natural levels found in foods.

Q: WHY DO I NEED EXTRA NUTRIENTS IN PREGNANCY?

A: Growing a baby is a huge job, requiring large amounts of protein, extra energy (particularly in the second and third trimesters) and drawing deeply on your body’s stocks of minerals such as folate, iodine, calcium, iron and zinc. Your diet also needs to support the dramatic changes happening to your own body.

Q: DO I STILL NEED TO TAKE PREGNANCY VITAMINS?

A: The Healthy Mummy Pregnancy Smoothie is specifically formulated to complement your diet and pregnancy supplements. It is designed to be used as a nutritious snack in pregnancy, to help you achieve your increased nutrient demands. Therefore, you may wish to continue to take pregnancy supplements in conjunction with the smoothie, however always listen to the advice of your healthcare practitioner.

Q: IS THE SMOOTHIE SAFE IN PREGNANCY?

A: Absolutely! In fact it’s designed especially for pregnancy. All the ingredients in the Healthy Mummy PregnancySmoothie are suitable for consumption during pregnancy, and have a long history of safe use during pregnancy. The vitamins and minerals added are essential nutrients that are present in foods, however are needed in higher amounts during pregnancy.

Q: CAN I USE THIS PRODUCT IF I HAVE GESTATIONAL DIABETES?

A: The Healthy Mummy Pregnancy Smoothies are a suitable complement to the daily diet of pregnant mothers, including those with gestational diabetes. Diabetes Australia recommends women with gestational diabetes:
• eat small amounts often and maintain a healthy weight
•include some carbohydrate in every meal and snack
•avoid foods and drinks containing large amounts of sugar
• choose foods that are varied and enjoyable, and which provide the nutrients needed during pregnancy. This means foods that include calcium, iron, folic acid and fibre, and are low in fat, particularly saturated fat.

The Healthy Mummy Pregnancy Smoothies contain protein, carbohydrates, fibre, the vitamins and minerals needed in pregnancy, and have less than 1g of saturated fat per serve. They are free from fructose and sucrose and only contain 2.6g of sugar per serve (the same quantity of apple provides approximately 3g of sugar). If you are concerned about the management of your gestational diabetes you should get in touch with your healthcare practitioner or a diabetes educator who can provide expert advice.

Q: CAN I GET TOO MANY NUTRIENTS IF I’M HAVING SMOOTHIES AS WELL AS PREGNANCY SUPPLEMENTS?

A: No. The smoothies have been designed so that you can safely consume them in conjunction with a prenatal vitamin if you so choose. The vitamins and minerals provided are far less than the maximum level of intake stated by the National Health and Medical Research Council. As such, you will not go over the maximum level of intake by drinking the smoothie while taking a prenatal supplement.

Disclaimer: Always speak to your doctor before changing your diet, taking any supplements or undertaking any exercise program during 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 healthy weight gain in pregnancy to benefit the mother & baby, and you can read more on this here 

Grab Your FREE Healthy Pregnancy Eating & Exercise Plan Sampler

The Healthy Pregnancy Eating & Exercise Plan eBook provides an easy how-to guide for your healthiest pregnancy, with diet and exercise advice, tips on what and how much to eat, and how to deal with some of the potential challenges of pregnancy.

This Sneak Peek edition shares 5 fabulous recipes, understanding weight gain in pregnancy, tips and information and covers frequently asked questions!

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