3 pregnancy super smoothies

You may not be able to stomach much during pregnancy, but make sure these super foods are on your menu. By nutritional therapist Hannah Kaye

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During pregnancy the thought of food could either bring on the nausea, or you could feel so ravenous that no amount of food can satisfy your cravings. A nutritious smoothie is a convenient way to get all the extra nourishment you need when you’re expecting and, as heavy meals may not be that appealing, snacking on healthy smoothies is a much better option.

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Soy vanilla nut freeze

*Makes 1 – 2 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup vanilla soy milk (available from Woolworths)
  • ½ cup low-fat vanilla frozen yoghurt
  • 1 medium banana, peeled
  • ½ cup apricot or mango juice
  • 5 – 10 almonds (optional)
  • 3 ice cubes
  • A swirl of honey

Method

Combine all the ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. You can add more soy milk or juice to the mixture for easier blending.

Chocolate coconut surprise

*Makes 2 – 3 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup vanilla yoghurt
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (preferably organic)
  • 1 – 2 tbsp almond butter (or Nutella if you’re craving something sweet)
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder

Method

Combine all the ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.

Berry smoothie

*Makes 1 – 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup low-fat plain yoghurt
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 cup soy milk

Method

Combine all the ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.

More about the expert:

Hannah Kaye holds degrees in both Nutrition and Journalism. She is also a graduate of Applied Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP). Read more about Hannah Kaye here.

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