This Nutrient-Boosting Pregnancy Smoothie Tastes like Peanut Butter Ice-cream!
If you’re a mummy-in-the-making, your body is going through so many changes. Every pregnancy journey is different. Perhaps this looks like morning sickness transforming your comfort snacks into strangers.
During pregnancy, your body is supporting both you and your growing bub. So, the requirements for 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.
This might mean feeling exhausted… like, all of the time. And if that’s the case, you’re not alone. If you’re turning to junk food because it’s quick (and tastes delicious), that’s totally OK! Though, these fast foods are pretty bare of nutrients.
We want you to be able to NOURISH your body and ENJOY your food. You are a SUPERSTAR. Creating life is no easy feat!
So, we want to share a delicious and nutrient-boosting pregnancy smoothie to CELEBRATE YOU. It is easy on the tummy and low glycemic, fuelling your body for longer. Just in time for the release of the new design of the Healthy Mummy Pregnancy Smoothie, which helps to combat icky morning sickness and boost energy. It’s also full of lots of important vitamins.
And did we mention it’s inspired by peanut butter ice cream!?
|Prep Time||5 Minutes|
- 250 mL reduced-fat milk of choice
- 1 serve Pregnancy Smoothie Mix
- 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp Coconut flakes
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth.
This recipe meets 53% RDI of protein and 25% dietary fibre for pregnancy in one serve.
It is a low glycaemic release of energy due to its reduced fat milk and good fats contained in the peanut butter- allowing you to feel fuller for longer.
It would be recommended as a meal due to the calories per serve or an additional snack if required to increase calories depending on the stage of pregnancy.
40% of the calories come from the peanut butter.
WANT MORE like this? Try this Avo-Berry Pregnancy Smoothie, too!
More Pregnancy Recipes and Tips for Mummies in the Making:
- Check out these Energy Boosting Tips from Pregnant Mums-To-Be
- What not to eat, read about 7 Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy
- Interested in the Healthy Mummy Pregnancy Smoothie? Read what this Nutritionist has to Say About it!
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