Today I’m back with a new pregnancy post-sharing some of my favourite dairy-free smoothie recipes for pregnancy! Pregnancy is an overwhelming time for many women: trying to find out as much as you can about what you should be putting in your body, preparing for baby’s arrival and THEN having to work out how to look after a tiny human once it has arrived! You will likely have to deal with morning sickness, mood swings and achy joints. Your appetite will change and you will sometimes not be bothered to cook at all!
That is why you need to gather as many smoothie recipes as you can. They are endlessly versatile and packed with nutrition, they can be whipped up in a matter of minutes and are extremely easy to take with you as they are to sit and sip slowly. And when your belly is not feeling like a full blown meal and everything is making you feel sick, the whirled coldness of a smoothie can be the soothing it desperately needs.
If you would like help with the best smoothies to drink whilst you are pregnant, read on:
1.Dairy Free Smoothie Recipe for Pregnancy: Spinach-Banana Smoothie
This smoothie will give you a load of iron and potassium. Potassium helps the fight against increased blood pressure and stops muscle weakness and iron keeps you vital.
Whizz these all together in a blender and serve up!
2 cups coconut water
1 cup pineapple
1 cup carrots (uncooked)
2 tablespoon chia seeds
2.Cucumber-Cantaloupe Dairy-Free Smoothie
This cool drink delivers plenty of protein, calcium and vitamin C. Mint makes it especially refreshing on warmer days. Cucumbers contain beneficial nutrients, as well as certain plant compounds and antioxidants that may help treat and even prevent some conditions. They are also low in calories and contain a good amount of water and soluble fibre, making them ideal for promoting hydration. Just whizz up the following and serve…
1/2 cup cucumber, peeled and cubed
1 cup cantaloupe, cubed
1/2 cup plain dairy-free yogurt
4 – 6 fresh mint leaves, or to taste
8 ice cubes
1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon lemon zest.
3.Ginger and Mango Dairy-Free Morning Sickness Smoothie
I shared this one already in the summer but it’s so good that I thought I’d share it again. It’s super refreshing and the ginger is amazing for morning sickness. You can find the full recipe here.
4. Dairy Free Chocolate-Nut Smoothie
This chocolate banana nut smoothie recipe is delicious and healthy! It’s a great way recipe for a quick breakfast and contains all sorts of beneficial vitamins and nutrients to keep you full and feeling ready for your day ahead.
1 teaspoon cacao
1 teaspoon nut butter
1 teaspoon vegan protein powder
250ml almond milk
Vegan Mocktail for Pregnancy:Ginger-Grenadine Smoothie
Perfect for when you are craving fizz and want something alcohol-free: an easy, delicious and very more-ish pregnancy mocktail that is very easy to sip on
4 measures ginger ale
1 teaspoon of grenadine
Generous squeeze of fresh orange juice
Slice of orange and a maraschino cherry
A final note, smoothies shouldn’t replace a whole meal-they can be in addition to 3 meals a day. Most of us in pregnancy are eating for two but if you’re reading this as a new mom, please don’t rely on smoothies alone for nutrition. If you do want to lose weigh then a specialised weight loss UK plan specifically for moms is important and always work with a qualified professional!
This post is in collaboration with Healthy Mummy UK who provided some yummy smoothie