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13 Smoothie Recipes Chock Full of Nutrition for Pregnant Moms

by Katlyn Joy | June 26, 2014 10:04 AM3 Comments

While pregnant, we try our bests to eat healthy but still enjoy eating. It can be a challenge at times. If you have a demanding sweet tooth, these recipes will likely soothe the cravings yet fill the nutritional bill.

Anti-Morning Sickness Smoothie

The secret ingredient is ginger, which helps with digestive ills such as nausea and indigestion. The milk and yogurt are great boosts of calcium, honey is a natural sweetener, and banana is a primary source of potassium, which helps you recover from bouts of barfing.

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup of vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 cup of milk
  • A few ice cubes

Peanut Butter Smoothie

Besides being a comfort food, peanut butter is a source of protein. Add the calcium of the ice cream, and you have a wholesome snack that satisfies the snack attacks.

  • 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 cup of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cuties Creamy Smoothie

Cuties are extra sweet and small oranges, perfect for using in these refreshing drinks. You get your dairy and your vitamin C in this nutritious beverage.

  • 1 cutie, peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup of ice
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt

Berry Cherry Smoothie

For a thirst refresher, try this icy treat. You get your fruit servings, plus a splash of antioxidant power.

  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 cup lemonade
  • 1/2 cup ice

Apple Pie Ala Mode Smoothie

A slice of pie in a glass, almost. This one features apples and dairy. What could be more all-American and healthy to boot?

  • 1 apple, preferably a sweet, soft apple like Galas, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • Top with crumbled graham crackers

Citrus Splash Smoothie

Get your C and enjoy it!

  • 1 small tangerine, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup lemonade
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup ice

Fruit Salad Smoothie

Like a fruit salad in a drink. It's important to get a variety of fruits, so mix it up however you like with substitutions that appeal to you. You'll need a spoon more than a straw for this one.

  • 1/4 cup chopped apples
  • 1/4 cup chopped pears
  • 1 banana sliced
  • Handful of raisins
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt

Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

A refreshing drink that is full of vitamins like E, C, K and potassium as well.

  • 1 cup of strawberry chunks
  • 1 kiwi cut into chunks
  • A splash of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup milk

Banana Blueberry Smoothie

Enjoy this smoothie with a few graham crackers, or whole wheat toast topped with hazelnut spread.

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Fruity "P" Smoothie

Put a paper umbrella in it and pretend you are at a tropical paradise, relaxing in the sun. Drink in the sunshine.

  • 1 pear peeled and cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup frozen peaches
  • 1 papaya cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • Top with shredded coconut

Mango Smoothie

Drink in some sweet goodness and lots of nutrition with this smoothie.

  • 1 mango, peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup of carrot juice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup milk

Great Green Smoothie

Loaded with nutrition, this smoothie delivers a healthy punch to an afternoon snack.

  • 1 cup kale
  • 1/2 cup honeydew cut into pieces
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Banana Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie

A new spin on a healthy breakfast drink.

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup oats

Remember, you can vary the fruits and add mild veggies like kale, carrots, and avocado for example. You can use coconut water, almond or soy milk, vanilla yogurt or frozen yogurt, or even sherbets in most smoothies. If you are lactose-intolerant, opt of lactose free milk so you don't deprive yourself of this healthy yet yummy goodness.


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Spencer Jun 28, 2017 02:02:32 PM ET

I was told that pregnant women can't have raw honey. one of the ingredients is honey. was i told the truth?

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Cutie May 1, 2017 07:07:33 AM ET

It really helped me a lot by drinking these smoothies. it helps.

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Guest Oct 27, 2016 02:02:41 PM ET

These are great! do you have the nutrient facts on these smoothies? thank you!

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