Protein and pregnant ladies go together like peas and carrots. In the first and second trimesters, regular, frequent meals and snacks containing protein can help alleviate morning sickness. In the third trimester, a protein punch pregnancy smoothie will help prevent a typically kind woman from becoming pregnant-zilla-monster. Therefore this amazing protein punch pregnancy smoothie must be added to the daily culinary repertoire.
Hidden in this delicious protein punch pregnancy smoothie is one of my favorite pregnancy super foods – chia seeds!
Despite their tiny size, chia seeds are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. They are loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients. (4)
My favorite way to eat chia seeds is either in a smoothie or in a yogurt like the picture above. Really, the options are endless. Chia seeds expand when wet and create a fun tecture to food. Have fun with this one!
In this recipe, instead of milk I used cashew milk, however, feel free to substitute any another “milk” that you prefer! Almond, cow’s milk or even coconut milk sound delicious. Which is your favorite?
I chose cashew milk because it gives my body a break from dairy products, but is one of the more thicker nut milks which kept this smoothie nice and creamy. Yum!
Protein Punch Pregnancy Smoothie
Description: This protein punch pregnancy smoothie is refreshing and delicious, but also packed with protein, energy and chia seeds – a pregnancy super food!
Serves: 1 pregnant lady
- 1 cup cashew milk
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 banana
- 1Tbs soaked chia seeds
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
Instructions: Measure the ingredients into the blender and let the chia seeds mix with the milk for a few minutes before blending. Once the chia seeds have expanded, blend the ingredients well. Next, add ice to create the preferred consistency. The smoothie is best drank immediately, however, you can always store leftovers in the fridge with a tight fitting lid. Enjoy!
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