Healthy, Energizing Smoothies for Pregnancy
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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