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5 Smoothie Hacks for a Healthier Pregnancy

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Sometimes a nice, tart, fruity smoothie is the only thing that sounds good when you are pregnant (or am I speaking for myself???). The problem is you still might not get everything you need nutrient-wise for your growing baby. Here are a few hacks to get the extra vitamins/minerals and protein you need, without compromising on taste for your crazy sensitive taste buds.

  1. Coconut Milk Ice Cubes – If milk isn’t doing your body good because you can’t choke it down, try this. Use water as your main liquid in your smoothie/shake, and then instead of ice cubes to make it frothy, add a few frozen coconut milk cubes instead. Freeze them and then throw them in a zip lock in your freezer to make it easier next time you pull out the blender. Coconut milk is FULL of healthy nutrients, like calcium and fats that you desperately need while growing another human.
  2. Crushed Flax or Chia Seeds -Like peanut butter needs jelly to make a delicious sandwich, you need Omegas to help make a healthy baby. But often you can’t stomach the smell, let alone the taste of fish oil. We get it – it’s awful! So try crushed flax seeds in your smoothie/shake. They will blend into your drink so smoothly you will hardly notice, and you will get those Omega 3’s you need without the nasty aftertaste and/or burps throughout the day. It’s a great alternative.
  3. Pregnancy-safe Protein Powder – You are technically supposed to get 75-95 grams of protein every single day during pregnancy (you need more if you are having more than one baby!). Even if you are a major carnivore, it’s hard to get that much when you are pregnant. So try a pregnancy-safe protein powder! If you aren’t sure about the safety, check the label. There will be a warning sign specifically for pregnant/nursing women. Or you can just try Mommi 3-in-1! It was designed for pregnant women so it’s full of good nutrition that won’t harm you or baby while you are growing together.
  4. Oats Oats and more Oats! – Carb is no longer a 4-letter word when you are pregnant! It’s time to rejoice but only if you are getting the right kind of carbs and not shoveling white toast and mashed potatoes down your throat all day (but no judgement if you are – that’s what I did when I was sick and pregnant and I had 75 pounds of weight gain to show for it). Eat better carbs to improve energy, help fill your belly, add an amazing full flavor to smoothies/shakes, and wait for it… boost milk supply if you are breastfeeding! Seriously oats do WONDERS for your breastmilk supply. If you are like me you aren’t high on oatmeal or warm food while you are pregnant and not feeling great. But adding them to a smoothie is a great way to go. We have a ton of recipes on our Instagram @mommihealth.
  5. Drink a Rainbow – I could not keep down green smoothies while I was pregnant. No matter how hard I tried to eat like a beautiful vegan goddess, my body (or baby, who knows) rejected it EVERY TIME. However, I found that when I added a frozen banana to my smoothie/shake alongside spinach and kale, I was good to go! The tangy creaminess of the ripe and frozen banana covered up the taste of the greens but I still got all the benefits. So think about adding all the colors to your shake if you can’t keep down the pure green goodness. And if you can drink the green while expecting, then more power to you!

Do you have smoothie hacks of your own? We want to know what they are! Let us know how these work for you as well – we’d love to hear from you and make more suggestions to our pregnant/breastfeeding friends out there. Afterall, it takes a village!  Happy smoothie-making mamas!

 

Poolside or Beachside Perfection—Strawberry, Blueberry Smoothie

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Erin was sitting poolside drinking her strawberry, blueberry Mommi 3-in-1 shake—Protein + Prenatals + DHA never tasted …or felt this good. 

Now she’s on the beach in Hawaii and still enjoying this tasty treat.

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It is simple to make and so refreshing.

– 10 oz coconut milk (or liquid of your choice)

– Handful of frozen strawberries

– Handful of frozen blueberries (frozen so you don’t have to add ice to make it cold)

– 1 serving Vanilla Mommi protein powder.

Blend it up and enjoy!! Preferably by the pool in CA or on the beach in Hawaii with Erin!!

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Vanilla Cream Cupcakes from Eat Your Cake Too Were Definitely Favoring One Gender

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Who doesn’t love a delicious and absolutely GORGEOUS cupcake to reveal the gender of your unborn baby? As we were putting together the pieces for our recent Mommi photo shoot I was ecstatic that Kristine Guerrero of Eat Your Cake Too was willing to create her brilliant cupcake and cake masterpieces for us to enjoy. Our “baby shower” would not have been complete without them.

It was so much fun to see all of the genders revealed from our 12 beautiful Mommi mamas and to find out all at once that 9 of the 12 were boys!! And I’m not going to lie… it was really fun eating her baby shower mint ombre cake (see my enjoyment below) and sneaking cupcakes here and there as well! No shame in enjoying good cake!

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Holiday Cheer—Chocolate Peppermint Protein Shake

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You’ve heard of re-gifting? Well, here at Mommi we enjoy re-sharing!  Our friend Andrea Ovard, The Baking Dietitian, brought us this delicious chocolate peppermint holiday protein shake last year. And we think it definitely deserves a re-share! We even added a couple of extra goodies (think thin mints, candy canes & whipped cream) to this already minty treat.

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Ingredients:
2 Scoops Mommi 3-in-1 chocolate protein powder
6 Ice cubes
1 Frozen banana
1/4 tsp. Peppermint extract
1/4 cup Plain greek yogurt
1/4-1/2 cup Skim milk (or milk of choice)

Optional Adds:
6-10+++ Dark chocolate chips, for topping
3 Thin mint cookies (Girl Scout or Oreo brands work best)
2 Candy Canes to use as a swizzle stick and crumbles
Swirl top of whipped cream

Directions:
Blend all ingredients except chocolate chips & candy canes in a blender or other mixer until desired consistency is reached. Top with chocolate chips, candy cane crumbles, and whipped cream, if desired and enjoy!

It’s Holiday Time—Let the Party Begin: Egg-Not Nog

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There are so many wonderful flavors and spices to help you with your holiday treats and libations! Think pumpkin, cranberry, cinnamon, gingerbread, even nutmeg. And then of course, there is that love to hate holiday drink—egg nog.  Traditional holiday egg nog includes: heavy cream, egg yolks, sugar alcohol, oh and more sugar and maybe even bourbon. Come on, we know pregnant and nursing moms stay away from alcohol and let’s not even talk about loading up on all that sugar!

Luckily the great creators over at Nutrition Stripped have reworked this festive holiday drink and bring you the Egg-NOT Nog.  It is full of all sorts of great things like almond milk, cashews, macadamia nuts, warming spices, and even a hint of bourbon (if you are cleared for alcohol). Nutrition Stripped delivers this recipe way better than we ever could. So bump on over to Nutrition Stripped and prepare to create a holiday delight. Oh and just a side note, we at Mommi would also toss in 2 scoops of Vanilla, Mommi 3-in-1 protein to give this drink just the right amount of holiday boost.

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Photo Credit: Nutrition Stripped

Pumpkin Gingerbread Vanilla Protein Smoothie

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Oh She Glows combines these Fall & fitness inspired smoothies (Pumpkin Pie  and Iron Woman ) to create a festive, harvest drink. Of course we took the liberty to add our very own Mommi 3-in-1 Vanilla and give this already great tasting shake, a prenatal protein boost!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond milk, plus a bit more if necessary

  • 1/4 cup rolled oats

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

  • 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin

  • 2 tbsp Mommi 3-in-1 Vanilla*

  • 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses

  • 1 small frozen banana

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp ginger

  • pinch nutmeg

  • Ice, if desired

 1. Soak the oats, almond milk, and chia seeds for at least an hour or overnight. This helps them digest better and it also gives the smoothie a smoother texture.

2. Place all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. Add ice if desired.

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*Click here  if you would like a Mommi 3-in-1 Vanilla sample.

Just Peachy

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Mommi Ambassador, Lindsey, is always looking for new, delicious recipes to add her Mommi 3-in-1. Lindsey shares, “When I get my dose of Mommi in the morning, I know my day is set to be on par!”

Check out this recipe Lindsey found to help celebrate our good friends, Neat Cheeks who just announced their new baby face wipes flavor...PEACH!

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This Peaches N’ Cream Protein Oatmeal is healthy and a tasty way to kick-start the day.

Ingredients:

1/3 C quick oats

1/4 C egg whites

and 1/4 C water

2 scoops Mommi 3-in-1 Vanilla

1/4 C milk

Directions:

Cook 1/3 C quick oats, 1/4 C egg whites, and 1/4 C water on medium heat until completely cooked (make sure to stir constantly!). Once it is cooked, stir in 2 scoops Mommi 3-in-1 Vanilla* and 1/4 C milk of your choice. Top with sliced, fresh peach and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Easy, quick, and healthy!  #colourfulpalate #protein #oatmeal #prenatals #fitfam

Need some Mommi 3-in-1 protein powder—click here*

Orange you glad it’s FRIDAY!?

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Guess what today is…if you guessed Fit Food Friday, you’d be right! BUT if you also guessed Orange Creamsicle Day…you would be correct again! Congrats. And as your reward, I’m sharing with you an Orange Creamsicle Protein Shake recipe. Because, duh, it’ssummer and who doesn’t love creamsicles?! I used the fantastic (as alwaysMommi Protein Powder for this shake and it hit the spot in this summer heat. So check it out… 

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Ingredients
1/4 cup skim milk (or other milk of choice)
1/3 cup greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
1/3 cup orange juice
1/2 medium orange 
2 tsp. vanilla extract 
1/2 packet vanilla Mommi protein powder
4-5 ice cubes Directions
Mix all ingredients together and top with whipped cream (if you want to…which I know you do.) If you are out of your Mommi supply, or want to give it a try…use the code BAKINGDIETITIAN for 20% OFF your order!3373437
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