Ultimate Superfood Pregnancy Smoothie
A nutrient dense, ultimate superfood pregnancy smoothie with organic berries, greens, flax hemp meal and almond milk. This smoothie is perfect for any stage of pregnancy as well as for the postnatal period.
Try it during the first trimester when you’re nauseous and can’t keep anything down, or when you are in the second and third trimester when you feel like you’re starving and want a healthy meal.
Finally, this is ideal for the postpartum period when breastfeeding and need to have a quick, healthy, nutritious snack in seconds!
• 1-1/2 cups frozen organic berries (I get a blueberry, blackberry, strawberry mix, but any combination will do)
• 1 organic banana
• 2 tablespoons of organic virgin coconut oil
• 2 tablespoons organic flax hemp blend
• big handful of organic greens (I use a baby kale, spinach and chard blend)
• 6-8 ounces unsweetened vanilla almond milk
• Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend for 45 seconds. Enjoy!
Organic Frozen Berries – Use any combination you please! Berries are packed with antioxidants, boost heart health and lower blood pressure.
Organic Banana: I use 1 fresh banana, but you could definitely chop it up and freeze it too. Bananas packed with vitamins and minerals, especially potassium which helps build muscle and synthesize protein.
Organic Flax Hemp Blend: I like Carrington Farms Organic Flax Hemp. Flax seeds have omega 3, fiber, antioxidants, and hormone balancing phytoestrogens called lignans. Hemp seeds are THE most nutritious seed in the world. One of the only plant based foods considered a complete protein, providing the perfect balance of Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids to promote heart health, lower triglycerides, and help reduce inflammation. Hemps Seeds contain all 8 amino acids that your body is unable to generate on its own, in addition to vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Best part is hemp seeds curb hunger, so you won’t get “hangry”! When they’re blended up, you don’t even taste them.
Organic Greens: Any grocery store carries various greens blends including mixes of baby kale, chard and spinach. It is triple washed, so I can just throw it straight into my smoothie. These dark leafy greens are important for skin and hair, bone health, and provide protein, iron, vitamins and minerals. These greens really provide a BIG nutrition boost!
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is a great source of healthy saturated fats. It aids in digestion, is great for your skin and hair, and builds your immunity. Plus, it gives a nice tropical sweetness to the smoothie.
Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk: This is my preferred dairy substitute. Almond milk has 50% more calcium than milk and is cholesterol free. Any unflavored or flavored coconut milk would also be equally as delicious!
~The Hemmett Health Team