Hi mamas! Today we bring you a special guest post from one of the coolest ladies around – Andrea Ovard, known to many as The Baking Dietitian. Andrea has the education and expertise behind what does a body good and so naturally we were stoked when she loved Mommi 3-in-1 prenatal shakes. She wrote up a little something we are re-posting here because it was so good! See giveaway details below as well – celebrating pregnancy fitness as we jump into the fall season! Thanks mamas – we love you!
Ever heard of Mommi 3-in-1 protein powder? If not, that’s okay, neither had I. Until recently, but luckily now I have…and I’m sharing it with you. As a dietitian obviously you know that nutrition is a huge part of my life. It’s even more important when you’re carrying a little one and you’re responsible for their nutrition as well as your own; whether pregnant or breastfeeding. Good news people (well, ladies mostly) this protein powder is a-m-azing. Mommi 3-1 is the only whey protein/prenatal+dha powder/supplement/shake that has been stripped of the heavy metals so it’s 100% pregnancy safe. Seriously. It’s made with ingredients that are not only safe, but very important for women during pregnancy…AND even if you’re not pregnant it’s got so many important nutrients for women in general. Not only that, but it’s been shown to decrease nausea and increase energy. Yeah, pretty fantastic. So why is it called 3-in-1? Well, Mommi 3-in-1 Provides: 5 grams of whey protein (#1), 200 milligrams of DHA (#2), and essential prenatal vitamins (#3). Let me give you a few more details about this awesome product…
Why is Mommi Protein Powder so great…?
200 mg DHA – Important for brain development and vision for your growing baby. For you, whether you’re pregnant or not it is an important Omega-3 Fatty Acid that can help prevent heart disease in the future. This is especially helpful if you’re not a big seafood/fish eater because fish is the main source of DHA.
100% Folic Acid – Reduces the risk of birth defects that affect the spinal cord (ie. spina bifida) as well as helps prevent miscarriages and early delivery. Even if you’re not pregnant you need adequate folic acid. It is beneficial in many ways including preventing anemia and helping you better absorb nutrients from your food.
15 g protein – Proteins are the building blocks for your cells and for you baby’s. Getting enough protein is important in order to help your baby grow properly and for helping your body accommodate the changes that occur during pregnancy. Again, even if you’re not pregnant protein is needed for building and maintaning muscle stores.
100% of Iron – Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency during pregnancy. Iron supplements are one option but they often cause stomach upset. Having 100% of your iron needs included in Mommi prevents having to take a pill and plus, it tastes way better!
100% of Essential Vitamins – Mommi provides vitamins A, B (many), C, D, E…the benefits are endless. Everything from bone growth to formation of red blood cells to helping increase your energy levels, and much much more!
Gluten free – You’re in luck celiacs! If you read my blog you know I never promote going on a gluten free diet for weight loss or general “health” benefits. Gluten is in some really nutritious foods. However, if you have celiac disease and are unable to eat gluten, you can still enjoy Mommi because it is gluten free!
130 calories – Provides those extra calories you need to help your baby grow without going overboard
So…that being said. First of all I hope you can see why this product is so great. If you’re pregnant AND even if you’re not pregnant…head over to mommi.com to order some of this awesome protein powder. Believe me, you won’t regret it.
Secondly, very exciting…I’m teaming up with Mommi for a giveaway! Yep, that’s right. The lucky winner will get:
- $100 Athleta Gift Card
- $25 Wholefood’s Gift Card (so you can make my smoothie below)
- Month’s supply of Mommi 3-in-1 with shaker bottle
- 2 Sweaty Bands headbands
Seriously…that’s about $200 value! How cool is that? You don’t want to miss this. Again…pregnant or not.
To enter here’s what you need to do. You can enter multiple times by…
1. Liking each of the companies on Facebook that are collaborating on the giveaway.
2. Following the companies accounts on instagram and liking our posts about the giveaway.
The companies participating are:
- Andie’s Cakes (The Baking Dietitian)
- Weight Off, Life On
- Sweaty Bands
And last but definitely not least. Of course I have to include a recipe. Here is a recipe for one of my new favorite shakes using Mommi 3-in-1 Vanilla protein powder.
Peanut Butter Banana Bread Shake
2 scoops Mommi vanilla protein powder
1/2 frozen banana
1 Tbsp. natural peanut butter
1/3-1/2 cup oats
1/3-1/2 cup greek yogurt
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp. cinnamon
5-6 ice cubes
Slivered almonds and cinnamon for topping
Simple. Just blend all ingredients (except almonds) together in a blender. When desired consistency is reached top with almonds (or any nuts, chocolate chips, raisens, etc.) and a dash of cinnamon and Enjoy!