Need to increase the folates in your healthy pregnancy diet? This spinach smoothie is a yummy easy way to enjoy more essential prenatal vitamins!
If your first thought when considering a spinach smoothie is ‘thanks, but it’s just a shade too green for me!’ think again. It’s surprisingly delicious and sooooo good for you! Spinach is packed with pregnancy vitamins (including Vitamin C, A, K, B2 and vitamin B6) as well as containing iron, magnesium and dietary fibre. Best of all spinach is a rich source of the folate that is so essential for pregnancy nutrition.
1 apple, cored and chopped
1 pear, cored and chopped
1 ½ cups of apple juice
4 big handfuls of spinach
Simply put all the ingredients into your blender and whizz together until smooth. This will make enough for two big glasses, so pop one in the fridge for tomorrow. Add more apple juice if you prefer a more liquid smoothie or serve over ice.
For a change use a good chunk of cucumber instead of the pear or give it an extra burst of flavour by adding a teaspoon of grated fresh ginger