5 Tasty Smoothie Recipes – Pregnancy Cravings

5 Tasty Smoothie Recipes – Pregnancy Cravings

So far pregnancy has introduced me to owning my first blender! Riveting is what I am sure you are thinking, but it was a game changer for me! I have always been a healthy eater. Add needing to supply healthy sources to a growing baby and smoothies have been the perfect solution!

I am not a fan of super sweet or savory smoothies, not big on peanut butter or chocolate either.  Below you will find mostly tropical inspired recipes. I love bananas and strawberries, and lately, peaches have sounded like Heaven!

Most of the recipes below have come after a bit of trial and error. I usually end up making a little too much, but after some good old-fashioned experimenting, I feel comfortable throwing just about anything I want in the blender. I also like to freeze the extra, so I have it on busy mornings I am on my way out the door.

After hours searching on Pinterest for smoothies, I just said forget it and started making my own. So, for the most part, these recipes are all just things I made up and tossed in the blender every morning (mostly before a cup of coffee too!). I wake up ravenous! Greek yogurt (I like the plain by Fage) has so many significant health benefits, and so does all that fruit!

I love buying my frozen fruit at Trader Joes and Target. Both have a nice mix of options. Trader Joe’s has a few more options like acai, frozen coconut chunks, and I live for their Coconut blend granola as a topper on all of my smoothies. Some I drink with a straw and others are thicker, so I use a spoon. If your smoothie seems too thick add a little more liquid until the consistency is nice and smooth.

You can also try switching up the yogurt (plain, greek, flavored, we like the Fage greek honey yogurt a lot) will stretch these recipes. Also feel free to substitute the juice for coconut milk or even almond milk. I use fresh and frozen fruit, and I never add ice. Also, my cheap Black and Decker blender has been working just fine; I might splurge and upgrade. For now, mine works like a charm!

Hope you enjoy and please let me know if you have any fabulous recipes to share! Serving these in a fun glass can also make you feel a little fancier especially if you are a fellow pregnant person and missing your cocktails. I like using mason jars and wine glasses with a pretty paper straw. Makes me feel like it is a special treat, but it is also healthy and good for the baby, so it is a win, win situation!

Enjoy!

 

 

VERY BERRY SMOOTHIE

1 CUP FROZEN BERRY MIX

3 CHUNKS FROZEN COCONUT

½ CUP ORGANIC ORANGE JUICE

1 CUP PLAIN FAGE GREEK YOGURT

1 BANANA

HANDFUL OF ALMONDS

TOP WITH COCONUT GRANOLA FROM TRADER JOES AND GARNISH WITH EXTRA BERRIES OR BANANA

 

PEACHES AND STRAWBERRIES

1 CUP FROZEN PEACHES

1 CUP FROZEN BANANAS AND STRAWBERRIES BLEND

½ CUP ORGANIC ORANGE JUICE

1 CUP HONEY FAGE GREEK YOGURT

TOP WITH GRANOLA AND FRESH SLICED STRAWBERRIES

 

TROPICAL BLEND

½ CUP FROZEN MANGO

½ CUP FROZEN COCONUT CHUNKS

1 PACKET FROZEN ACAI

½ CUP ORANGE JUICE (ADD AS NEEDED FOR DESIRED THICKNESS)

1 CUP MIXED FROZEN BERRIES

1 BANANA

GARNISH WITH COCONUT GRANOLA AND SLICED BANANAS

 

APPLE PIE SMOOTHIE

(THIS ONE SOUNDS SO GOOD FOR DESSERT!)

2 APPLES, CORED AND PEELED

1 CUP ALMOND MILK

½ CUP PLAIN GREEK YOGURT

1 TSP CINNAMON

½ TSP NUTMEG

½ CUP NUTS (WALNUTS OR PECAN

HONEY TO SWEETEN

 

BANANA GINGER SMOOTHIE

1 BANANA

1 CUP VANILLA YOGURT

1 TBSP HONEY

½ TSP FRESHLY GRATED GINGER

TOP WITH SLICED BANANAS (GREAT FOR NAUSEA)

 

By | 2018-03-06T15:09:25+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Lifestyle|2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Megan March 31, 2018 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    The fact that you have them in a wine glass is absolutely amazing! It looks so pretty. The recipes you shared sound delicious!

    • Tamara April 1, 2018 at 7:06 pm - Reply

      Haha yes! Mama needs to splurge a little too! I love these recipes, I have been really craving fruit so it is the best dose in a glass!

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