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This New Green Goddess Smoothie Is Perfect For Expecting Mums. Here’s How You Can Make It

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A healthy diet is essential for pregnant mums and we always emphasise bringing a rich mix of fruits, vegetables, proteins, fats, and more to the plate. But sometimes the most nutritious food options can also feel a tad bit boring.

The ideal diet may not look great and that can be a bit demotivating, especially when you are abstaining from some of the more indulgent food choices.

Nevertheless, the great thing about food is you can always mix it up and whip up something that’s both delicious and nutritious.

The latest fad to take note of is healthy smoothies for pregnancy. Fruit and vegetable smoothies are recommended by doctors and manage to offer a well-rounded diet focusing on providing the necessary vitamins and minerals.

It can be an entire meal plan on its own if you add the right ingredients keeping your blood sugar, digestion and energy levels in check.

Green Goddess Smoothie

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Keeping up with the times, it’s worth trying out the newest smoothie that everyone is talking about. Indian pilates trainer Radhika Karle recently shared the ‘Green Goddess Smoothie’ on her Instagram that promises a quick, easy and power-packed recipe for pregnant women.

Karle says the smoothie brings a number of green veggies including fresh baby spinach that is rich in iron, pineapple that brings vitamin C, and good fats from avocado that makes it an essential addition to an expecting mum’s diet.

Want to try the Green Goddess smoothie at home? Here’s the recipe below:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup – baby spinach, chopped

  • 4 – Pineapple slices, chopped

  • 1/4 – Avocado

  • 1/2 cup – Water

Method

Blend all the ingredients together in the cold-pressed juicer. Filter it in a tall glass and drink right away.

5 Smoothie Recipes That You Must Try At Home

Looking for more healthy smoothies for pregnancy? Here are five options you must try at home.

1. Margarita With A Twist

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healthy smoothies for pregnancy

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While alcoholic margarita may be off the table during pregnancy, but that does not you can’t have a healthier, non-alcoholic alternative.

This smoothie helps pregnant women with nausea thanks to its high content of citrus fruits that bring a lovely taste and tangy aroma. Here’s how you make it.

Ingredients

  • Strawberries, frozen

  • Mango, frozen

  • Banana, frozen

  • Broccoli

  • Peeled lime

  • Peeled and deseeded orange

  • Broccoli

  • Coconut water

  • Coconut milk

Method

Add coconut water and coconut milk to a blender. Follow it up with lime, oranges and broccoli. Run the blender till all ingredients are smooth.

Then add all the frozen fruits and blend once again till the consistency is right. Pour the smoothie in a tall glass and enjoy.

2. The Green Healthy Smoothie

healthy smoothies for pregnancy
healthy smoothies for pregnancy

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Green does not need to be bitter when it comes to food, especially when it comes to smoothies. With the green healthy smoothie, it allows you to mix and match as much as you’d like to make it nutritious and tasty at the same time.

Ingredients

  • Banana, frozen

  • Mango, frozen

  • Pineapple, frozen

  • Coconut water

  • Spinach/broccoli and other green vegetables

Method

Add all the ingredients to the blender and run it at high speed till you get the right consistency. Sip away!

3. The White Nut Smoothie

healthy smoothies for pregnancy
healthy smoothies for pregnancy

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Tired of having too many fruits and veggies in your smoothie, try this one instead. The nut-based smoothie is rich in omega-3 acids, while the avocado helps you build energy.

Ingredients

  • Flax seeds, grounded

  • Walnuts, grounded

  • Almond butter

  • Almond milk

  • Avocado

  • Banana, frozen

  • Milk

Method

Add the fruits, nuts and then the milk to the blender as needed. Run the blender until the mixture turns thick and creamy. Make sure to pour out the mixture in a tall glass and garnish with some grounded nuts at the top.

4. High Protein Tropical Smoothie

healthy smoothies for pregnancy
healthy smoothies for pregnancy

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For the mums who love something sweet and tangy, the high protein tropical smoothie offers a lovely blend of flavours. It’s also rich in fibre and protein that makes it a great post-workout drink.

Ingredients

  • Flax seeds, grounded

  • Slivered almonds

  • Peeled kiwi

  • Chickpeas

  • Tropical fruit mix, frozen

  • Broccoli, frozen

  • Cold water

Method

Ground the almonds and flax seeds first until they are as fine as powder. Add them to the blender along with the rest of the ingredients and run the blender until you achieve the desired consistency.

Make sure to empty the mix in a tall glass, play some good music and sip on the drink.

5. The Energiser

healthy smoothies for pregnancy
healthy smoothies for pregnancy

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Pregnancy can drop your energy levels significantly. That’s why the special healthy smoothies for pregnancy help you get the much-needed jump start. Here’s the Energiser smoothie lifting your spirits and energy levels at the same time.

Ingredients

  • Vanilla yoghurt

  • Avocado

  • Apple

  • Spinach, frozen

  • Mixed berries, frozen

  • Orange juice

  • Coconut milk

Method

Add all the ingredients to the blender and mix it till it becomes consistent. Pour in the mixture in a mug and get ready to reclaim all that energy.

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