Since my fertility smoothie was such a big hit and after receiving many many emails asking if I had a pregnancy smoothie to drink  … I thought I’d whip one up for you all !! Hope you enjoy this totally healthy and mega yummy pregnancy gem  !! PS your kids will LOVE it too xoxo 
Lori B’s Pregnancy smoothie  

10 oz  of hemp milk 
1 level scoop of Garden Of Life or Sun warrior vanilla raw protein powder 
1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil 
1 tablespoon of almond butter 
1 cup of raw spinach 
1/2 frozen banana 
2 soaked date ( to soften )
1 tablespoon of powdered spirulina 
1-2 handfuls of ice
What this smoothie does – 
Spirulina – Is a highly digestible protein source ( great for vegans and vegetarians ) which helps build your baby’s tissues and muscles.  . It is also rich in essential fatty acids which are important for cardiovascular  and eye health  and nourishes the brain of both you and your growing baby. It’s a valuable source of vitamin B-12 which aids in healthy growth , provides you with energy and helps you with your mental state by stabilizing your emotions .Spirulina is also high in antioxidants as well as high in the anti inflammatory fatty acid GLA.It is also rich in chlorophyll which makes it an awesome blood builder , helping to prevent anemia.  
Coconut oil – High in fatty acids which supports the pregnancy health of the mother by reducing toxemia , pre- eclampsia , preterm labor and postpartum depression .  
Dates – According to a new study in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology – Women who ate dates daily for their entire pregnancy were more dilated when labor began ,  less likely to need medication to get labor going and their labor tended to be an average of 7 hours shorter then the non date eaters . The study found a compound in the dates that imitates oxytocin ( helps with labor) they are also high in iron , a natural energy booster and great for relieving constipation.  

Bananas Help your nerves and muscles function properly , rich in iron , improves mood , relaxes the mind and regulates moodiness , good for morning sickness ,  high in fiber which helps battle constipation and diarrhea , natural source of energy , good for heartburn and helps maintain a proper balance of electrolytes . 

Almonds –  Nourish the nervous system , build strong bones and teeth , provides good brain function and boosts brain activity and helps stabilize blood sugar . A recent study found that pregnant women who ate nuts daily were about  30 % less likely to have children who develop nut allergies .  
Spinach  helps prevent birth defects from the high content of foliate , protects against cell mutation ,  calcium and magnesium  which helps build strong bones and teeth and lowers blood pressure  ,  has a laxative effect and is great for easing constipation . cleanses the body of toxins,  and is a blood builder


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