1 medium Banana (ripe) 1 1/2 cups Frozen Mixed Berries 1 cup Spinach and/or Kale 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt 1 teaspoon Ground Ginger (or more if you need/want) 1/4 cup Old Fashioned Oats 1/4 cup Milk
I made this smoothie every single day of my first and second trimesters. This is the perfect anti-nausea smoothie. But I also like how refreshing and filling it is. The oats give a nice weight to the smoothie and you feel really satisfied after you eat it.
1. Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender. 2. Blend until smooth and add more milk if you wish it to be thinner.
Be sure to use full-fat Greek yogurt! It's nothing to be scared of. And if you are pregnant, little babe needs all the goodies!
Immune Boost Smoothie
1 apple, quartered, core removed 1/2 frozen bananas 2 kale leaves, stems removed 1 celery stalk, quartered 1/2 lemon, seeds removed, peeled 1/4 cup parsley leaves 1-inch knob fresh ginger, peeled, optional 2 cups coconut water 1 cup ice
This is the perfect smoothie at the start of the school year, or after a holiday break when germs are going crazy. Use this to boost your immune system from the germs that your little ones bring home!
1. In a blender, combine the apple, banana, kale, celery, lemon, parsley, ginger (if using), coconut water, and ice. 2. Blend on high speed for several minutes until smooth.
If you want to spice it up, even more, throw some turmeric in there to serve as an anti-inflammatory.
Meg's Green Smoothie
3/4 cup cauliflower rice (use from frozen) 2 cups raw greens (spinach, kale, or mix) 1 green apple 1/2 banana Juice of 1 lemon 2 cups of water
We eat with our eyes just as much as with our tastebuds. So I like my smoothies to be bright and vibrant. This was the first smoothie I came up with. And I circle back to it a lot. It's also a good base if I want to throw a few other goodies in.
1. Combine ingredients in a high power blender and blend. 2. Store 2nd servings in a mason jar in the fridge, shake or reblend before consuming.
For an extra protein boost, add some plant based protein powder or nut butter.
Beet + Cherry Smoothie
1 cup baby kale 1/2 cup beets, raw (raw or frozen) 1/4 cup sweet cherry, raw (Frozen) 1/2 medium banana (OR 1 date) 1 tsp hulled hemp seeds, shelled (hearts) 1 tbsp, almond butter (tbsp)
This is hands down my favorite smoothie ever. It's a go to at my house when I need food quickly and/or need to get some veggies into the toddler.
1. Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth.
I like to use frozen beets that are cut into chunks. You can either buy these at the store or make your own. If you make your own, freeze them on a cookie sheet and then transfer to a bag so they don't stick together.