Pregnancy is not an easy journey by any measure. As if the hormonal imbalances leaving you edgy isn’t enough, your body too changes at each stage. While we often assume the third trimester to be the most difficult, the first trimester is not a cakewalk too. Following the initial stage of euphoria (of discovering your pregnancy), you’ll soon be battered with morning sickness, nausea, and vomiting. Yes, eating anything and keeping it down during your first trimester might prove to be a herculean task. However, it is also extremely necessary to eat well to provide nourishment to the baby growing inside you. So, here are a few smoothie recipes that are healthy and easy to digest.
Mango Raspberry Smoothie
The healthy dose of sugar from mangoes and the tanginess of the berries will make you gulp this in a jiffy. For this, you’ll need:
Frozen Mangoes – 1 cup
Raspberries – ¼ cup (finely chopped)
Fresh Yogurt – ½ cup
Skimmed Milk – ½ cup
Vanilla Essence – ½ teaspoon
Blend the frozen mangoes with yogurt, milk, and vanilla to make a smooth paste. Pour it out in a mason jar or a mug. Top it off with chopped raspberries. Make sure you use frozen mangoes to get the right consistency. Just peel, cut and freeze fresh mangoes beforehand.
The Ever-So-Green Smoothie
This smoothie combines the green color of green grapes, avocado, and cucumber (with the skin) effectively. For this, you’ll need:
Frozen Grapes – 1 cup
Ripe Avocado – ¾ cup (cut and scooped)
Cucumber – ½ cup (diced)
Coconut Milk – 1 cup
Ginger – ½ teaspoon (peeled and grated)
Honey – 1 teaspoon
The ginger in this smoothie not only adds a zing to it but is also beneficial in reducing nausea (1). You can also have this smoothie in a savory form too. Just skip the honey and add salt and freshly ground black pepper instead.
The Nutty Smoothie
If you wish to have a crunchy smoothie and are not in the mood for a fully fruity one, then this could be your go-to recipe. You’ll need:
Walnuts – ½ cup (coarsely grounded)
Almonds – ½ cup
Peanut Butter – 2 teaspoons
Frozen Banana – 1 cup
Almond Milk – 1 cup
Blend the banana, peanut butter and nuts first to form a coarse paste. Then gradually add the almond milk and blend to desired consistency. Try not to make it a complete paste as the slightly bitter taste of walnuts might not taste desirable.
Beetroot Carrot Melange
Sometimes, a colorfully striking smoothie is all that you need to brighten up your dull morning. For this smoothie, you’ll need:
Beetroot – ½ cup (diced)
Carrot – ½ cup (diced)
Orange extract – 1 cup
Dates – ¼ cup (pitted)
Blend the beetroot, carrot, and dates together with the orange juice to make a coarse consistency. This smoothie is rich in iron. The sweetness of the dates will balance the tanginess of the orange juice effectively.
Apple Strawberry Smoothie
This is a very simple yet delicious smoothie that you can make in a jiffy. You’ll need:
Frozen Apple – 1 cup (with skin)
Avocado – ½ cup (scooped flesh)
Strawberries – ½ cup
Coconut Milk – ½ cup
Vanilla Yogurt – 1 cup
First blend the apple with avocado, strawberries, and vanilla-flavored yogurt. Then add the remaining ingredients to make a smooth paste.
We hope these delicious and healthy smoothie recipes prove beneficial to you. What’s more? They are super easy to make which is great since you’ll be too exhausted to cook after those bouts of throwing up. You can also make your own improvisations to these recipes depending upon your preferences. So, good luck there!