Healthy, Energizing Smoothies for Pregnancy

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Whether you're suffering from morning sickness or starving all the time, smoothies can be life-savers for expecting mamas. Full of fiber, healthy fruits and veggies, and other essential nutrients, these sweet sips from the cookbook Smoothie-licious are perfect for breakfast, a light lunch, or a nutritious snack. Each recipe makes two smoothies. Drink one now and save the other for tomorrow. Your body—and baby—will thank you.
Lauren Volo
Lauren Volo

Pineapple-Basil Smoothie

Sipping this smoothie will transport you to a beautiful sandy beach... in Thailand, thanks to the basil and stomach-settling ginger. While it might seem unusual to add a savory herb to a smoothie, a bit of basil adds a beguiling, exotic flavor. Feel free to skip it if you prefer your tropical drinks more traditional.

This delicious Pumpkin Pie Smoothie recipe whips together delicious autumn spices with your favorite smoothie staples.

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Lauren Volo

Mega Green Smoothie

Packed with baby spinach, avocado, and cucumber, this ultra-healthy green sip feels virtuous and tastes fresh and revitalizing. The smoothie has a boatload of fiber to keep your system moving and a smidge of grated ginger to help keep nausea at bay. 

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Lauren Volo

Honey-Peach Smoothie

Blended with ground flaxseeds—a superfood high in fiber and plant omega-3 fatty acids—frozen peach slices and honey make for a mild, cream-colored drink with a bit of texture. Bonus: thanks to the cow's milk and Greek yogurt this smoothie delivers 15 grams of protein.

Lauren Volo
Lauren Volo

Raspberry-Orange Punch

It's hard to tell which is brighter—this smoothie's flavor or its hot pink hue. Perfect with breakfast, lunch, or as a light snack, this punch is packed with fiber and Vitamin C.

Lauren Volo
Lauren Volo

Blueberry Pancake Smoothie

Skip the pancakes in favor of this scrumptious calcium and protein-rich smoothie. For a pretty pink twist use raspberries instead of the blueberries.

Lauren Volo
Lauren Volo

Drink Up!

For more healthy and delicious smoothie recipes check out Smoothie-licious: Power-Packed Smoothies and Juices the Whole Family Will Love by Jenna Helwig, food editor at Parents.

Recipes are excerpted from Smoothie-Licious, © 2015 by Jenna Helwig. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved. 

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