Quick and Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Pregnancy

Banana-Berry Delight Smoothie
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The roller coaster of pregnancy nausea is not the most fun side effect of having a baby on board (obviously). But, besides carrying around packets of crackers and bottles of ginger ale, what is one other thing you can do to quell your queasies? Consume more liquid-based foods, which are easier to keep down. Think soups. Think smoothies. And think about getting these fantastic smoothie recipes into your pregnancy diet.
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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. (From the cookbook Smoothie-licious)

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 pregnancy smoothie has a boatload of fiber to keep your system moving and a smidge of grated ginger to help keep nausea at bay. (From the cookbook Smoothie-licious)

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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. (From the cookbook Smoothie-licious)

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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. (From the cookbook Smoothie-licious)

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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. (From the cookbook Smoothie-licious)

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

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Banana Apricot Soy Freeze

Get all of the benefits of soy with this sweet blend of fruit, frozen yogurt and soy milk.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk
  • 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 1 medium banana, peeled
  • 1/2 cup apricot juice
  • 3 ice cubes

Make It

Combine and blend ingredients until smooth.

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Cucumber-Cantaloupe Cooler

This cool drink delivers plenty of protein, calcium, and vitamin C. Mint makes it especially refreshing on hot days.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cucumber, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup cantaloupe, cubed
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 4 - 6 fresh mint leaves, or to taste
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

Make It

Combine and blend ingredients until smooth.

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Banana Lime Smoothie

Banana, lime sherbert and low-fat milk blended.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup low-fat (1%) milk
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 cup lime sherbet
  • 1 lime, sliced (for garnish)

Make It

Pour milk into blender. Add banana and lime sherbet. Blend until smooth; serve with lime garnish.

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Banana-Berry Delight

To get the best texture, use only frozen berries when making this smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 1 small banana, peeled
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt

Make It

Combine and blend ingredients until smooth.

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Yogurt Fruit Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt, preferably Greek style
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Make It

Place strawberries, spinach and walnuts in a blender in that order. Add apple juice, yogurt, banana and honey; blend until smooth. Pour into two glasses.

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Tomato Crush

You'll get a boost of vitamin C from this light and tasty drink.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup vegetable juice, such as V8
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 orange, peeled and sectioned
  • 8 ice cubes

Make It

Combine and blend ingredients until smooth.

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Carrot-Citrus Booster

Even if you don't like carrot juice, you're sure to enjoy this simple smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup carrot juice
  • 3/4 cup lemon sorbet
  • 8 ice cubes

Make It

Combine and blend ingredients until smooth.

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Mango Ginger Smoothie

This rich and creamy smoothie gets a bit of protein from Greek yogurt, and a delicious jolt of flavor from crystallized ginger (which also happens to relieve morning sickness!).

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/3 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 4 small pieces crystallized ginger

Make It

Combine all ingredients and blend well.

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Ginger-Peach Passion Smoothie

A touch of fresh ginger in this creamy peach blend can help ease a queasy stomach.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peaches, peeled and sliced (or canned peaches, drained)
  • 1 cup low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mango juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

Make It

Combine and blend ingredients until smooth.

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