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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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Dad’s Shake It Up Too—Time For Cherry Chocolate Delicious-ness

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The Baking Dietitian, Andrea Ovard is at it again.  Enjoy this special Father’s Day Treat! And for those that need Mommi 3-in-1 protein shake simply enter WHOSYOURDADDY at checkout and receive 20% off your order.  Happy Mommi-ing to all you Dads!

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From Andrea—Dad’s. They’re pretty awesome. I know mine is. He’s the most amazing man I know and I consider myself very blessed to be his daughter. Mommi asked me if I’d make a special “Father’s Day” Shake to celebrate and OF COURSE I said yes.

Protein shakes aren’t just for mom’s. Duh. Dad’s love protein shakes too. My dad is a big fan of fruity desserts and he love chocolate + fruit so I decided to try out a Cherry Chocolate Shake. It was a winner. So get your blender and start celebrating!

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1/3 cup greek yogurt 
1/3 cup skim milk (or milk of choice) 
1/2 pkt chocolate Mommi Protein Powder
8 sweet cherries 
1/2-1 Tbsp. cocoa powder 
1/2 tsp. stevia (optional) 

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Blend all ingredients together..top with cherries…

and eat up!

Happy Father’s Day!

The Most Delicious Prenatal Protein Smoothie of Love… For V Day!

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So everyone knows that February means Valentine’s Day. Whether you love it or hate it there is at least one thing I think we can all agree is a good thing…Valentine’s means CHOCOLATE. It also means…this delicious Berry Fruity Valentine’s Smoothie. I made this smoothie using the always-fantastic Mommi Protein Powder. It. Was. So. Good.
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Ingredients 
4 medium strawberries 
3/4 cup watermelon, cubed 
6 ice cubes
1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
1/2 packet Mommi Vanilla Protein Powder 
Pinch of Stevia (optional)Directions
1. Put all ingredients into a blender (except one strawberry) and mix together until desired consistency is reached
2. Pour into a cup and place a strawberry on the lip of the cup (Um, because it’s cute. Duh.)
3. Enjoy!
**Use the code LOVESHAKE for 20% off any Mommi products through the month of February!**

Chocolate Peppermint Prenatal Protein Shake!

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Things have been crazy these past couple weeks and I haven’t been very good about posting…sorry. I did however doanother round of meal-prepping yesterday {which went really well} and I’ll post that sometime this week. Soon. But for today I’ll leave you with this awesome Chocolate Peppermint Protein Shake that I created yesterday. I used the awesome Mommi chocolate protein powder I’ve recently been raving about and it was perfect. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. It’s a great post-workout treat.

P.S. only 9 more days until Christmas. What?!

ChocolatePeppermintShake

Ingredients 
1 packet 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) 
Dark chocolate chips, for topping (optional)

Directions
Blend all ingredients except chocolate chips in a blender or other mixer until desired consistency is reached. Top with chocolate chips, if desired and enjoy!

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