This glowing pregnancy smoothie is loaded with fresh fruit and ingredients that are high in fiber, protein and healthy fats. It's perfect as part of breakfast, as a snack or a midday pick-me-up. It is gluten-, dairy- and refined sugar-free, and paleo.
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This smoothie recipe was sponsored by the awesome folks over at MegaFood, a company crafting premium supplements. All opinions are my own.
Green smoothies during pregnancy are an easy and effective way to jam pack all kinds of nutrients into a cup or bowl.
This smoothie in particular is full of incredibly nourishing superfoods for mama and growing baby.
During my entire first trimester, it was so difficult for me to make sure I was getting the nutrients I knew my mind and body needed to function at a high level.
Most mornings, I could hardly get down a glass of water without dry heaving.
However, once 9 or 10 am rolled around, I knew I had a limited window of opportunity to get something down the hatchet.
Why not make it count? This smoothie is incredibly refreshing, filling, and absolutely delicious.
Benefits of this green pregnancy smoothie
This recipe does not require expensive and/or obscure ingredients, and it all comes together so quickly and easily.
This smoothie and/or smoothie bowl is loaded up with essential ingredients and nutrients like:
MegaFood Relax + Calm* Magnesium Powder in Raspberry Lemonade includes a highly absorbable combination of magnesium that may help ease muscle tension and promote a sense of calm and relaxation.
*Always make sure to consult your doctor if you’re pregnant like me, nursing, or have a health condition, before taking this product.*
Loaded up with amino acids (great for repairing broken tissue) and protein (18 grams per serving!)
High in Omega-3 fatty acids, deliver a massive amount of nutrients, i.e. fiber, protein, manganese, magnesium, etc. and are full of antioxidants.
An excellent source of vitamins A, C & K. It's full of folate and potassium and is a great source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which is ideal for muscle recovery.
Known to alleviate and ease nausea and unsettled stomach feelings during pregnancy. Also, great for aiding in digestion and saliva flow.
A very high resource of Vitamin A, which is incredibly important with postpartum tissue repair. They are also known for helping ease feelings of nausea during pregnancy.
What are the benefits of using magnesium?
Magnesium is an essential mineral that supports the nervous system, muscle, and heart health. I love that it aids in relaxation and calmness - two areas I need a lot of help with during pregnancy and when running around caring for a toddler all day long.
I have been using magnesium powder at night for years and years, which is why I am so excited about the new magnesium powders from MegaFood. There are two new magnesium powders from MegaFood and I just recently started using the raspberry lemonade flavor in my daytime routine. I've simply been mixing it with water or adding it to my smoothies.
It's especially wonderful paired with the ingredients in this smoothie bowl like fresh spinach, mango, and ginger!
It's wonderful and convenient that it can be taken any time of day.
Oh, and if you aren't into raspberry lemonade, check out the blackberry hibiscus oasis flavor instead.
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How to make this pregnancy smoothie
Add all of the ingredients into a high-speed blender pitcher. *Add the spinach in first and liquids in last!*
Blend on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute until smooth and creamy throughout.
You may need to scrape down the sides a few times depending on the strength of your blender.
Pour it into a cup and pair it with your favorite straw. You can alternatively just guzzle it down 😉 yum!
How to make a smoothie bowl instead
I like to add a handful of ice and use less liquid. I'll generally use half the amount of coconut water and non-dairy milk.
If you end up using frozen mango instead of fresh mango, you will most likely not need to use ice at all.
Top off with your favorite toppings (see ideas below!)
This smoothie is absolutely wonderful on its own. I love pouring it into a to-go cup and having it on the road.
However, if I know I am going to be having it at home and want to kick things up a few notches, I like to make it into a bowl.
I love topping off smoothie bowls with all kinds of fun toppings. Some of my favorites for this smoothie include:
- Unsweetened coconut flakes
- Bee pollen
- Chia seeds
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Glowing Pregnancy Smoothie
- 1 large handful of fresh spinach
- 6" piece of fresh cucumber peeled & sliced into rounds
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
- 2" knob of fresh ginger peeled & chopped
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 scoop Raspberry Lemonade Magnesium Powder
- 2 scoops collagen peptides optional, omit for vegan
- 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen mango see notes
- 3/4 cup coconut water see notes
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk see notes
- 1 handful of ice cubes see notes
- Add all of the ingredients into a high-speed blender pitcher. *Add the spinach in first and liquids in last!*
- Blend on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute until smooth and creamy throughout.
- You may need to scrape down the sides a few times depending on the strength of your blender.
- Pour it into a cup and pair it with your favorite straw. You can alternatively just guzzle it down 😉 yum!
- I like to simply add a handful of ice and use less liquid. I'll generally use half the amount of coconut water and non-dairy milk.
- If you end up using frozen mango instead of fresh mango, you will most likely not need to use ice at all.
- Top off with your favorite toppings like: coconut flakes, granola, chia seeds, and bee pollen.
- If you would like the smoothie thicker and chunkier, use frozen mango or add a large handful of ice.
- If you are making a smoothie bowl, use half of the amount of both coconut water and milk. Also, be sure to use frozen mango or ice cubes as well.
Hi! I’m Monica – recipe developer, matcha addict and lover of all things chocolate, kombucha and any & all puns. I am also the blogger, real food lover, & bonafide hustler behind the blog ‘The Movement Menu.’ I’m so excited to welcome you to my happy space, where my appreciation of creative recipes and healthy & mindful eats come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.