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  • blueberry smoothie recipe great for pregnant women

    Blueberry Booster Smoothie

    Want a super food prenatal vitamin hit?! Try this blueberry smoothie recipe, packed with vitamins and fibre for your healthy pregnancy diet!

    Blueberries are one of nature’s ultimate super foods, with one portion containing the same amount of age defying antioxidants as five servings of other fruit and veg, as well as being delicious! This smoothie also includes flax seeds which provides a healthy dose of fibre, an omega 3 boost and a kick of protein! Great for your healthy pregnancy diet and possibly too good to share!


    100g / 4oz cup fresh or frozen blueberries
    1 banana
    180ml plain non-fat yogurt
    ¾ cup almond milk
    1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
    ½ cup ice cubes


    Place your ingredients in the blender and start blending on low speed and then gradually increase the speed until all ingredients are smooth. Continue to blend for an additional 30 seconds to ensure the liquid is full of bubbles to make it lighter.
    Serves two – you and a friend or you and your baby!

  • low fat peach smoothie for healthy pregnancy

    Ginger and Peach Smoothie

    Struggling to eat your prenatal vitamins?! This ginger peach smoothie recipe is packed with vitamins A and C and for a delicious healthy pregnancy diet!

    Peaches are full of prenatal nutrients Vitamin A and Vitamin C and the touch of ginger in this smoothie can help ease a queasy stomach and pregnancy nausea!


    ½ Cup Peaches, peeled and sliced (or canned peaches, drained)
    1 Cup Low-fat yogurt
    ¼ Cup Mango juice
    ½ Tsp grated fresh ginger


    Just pop all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Add ice to taste and, if a thinner smoothie is preferred add grape or apple juice until the required consistency is achieved.

  • power shake perfect for healthy pregnancy nutrition

    Power Shake Vitamin Smoothie

    Looking for an easy way to enjoy your prenatal vitamins? Try this delicious vitamin packed smoothie recipe full of essential pregnancy nutrients!

    This substantial shake will fill you up and provide lots of pregnancy vitamins for those times when you can’t face eating a whole meal. Packed with goodness, vitamins and zinc for easy pregnancy nutrition in a glass!


    Approximately 150g/6oz prepared fruit such as berries, mango banana, papaya, peach, apricot, melon or Kiwi fruit
    250ml/8½fl oz low-fat plain yoghurt
    250ml/8½fl oz fruit juice of choice such as orange, apple, pineapple or cranberry
    50g/2oz ground almonds
    2 tbsp honey
    3-4 tbsp wheat germ
    Pinch of ground cinnamon


    Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, serve in glasses with extra ice to taste, this shake will keep in the fridge for two days.
    For a wheat-free variation soak rolled oats overnight in fruit juice and use instead of the wheatgerm.

  • ginger and lime mocktail good for pregnancy morning sickness and nausea

    Ginger and Lime Sparkler

    Suffering from pregnancy nausea? This will help ease your tummy as well provide a prenatal Vitamin C hit!

    This drink is easy to make, refreshing and will help combat that early pregnancy queasiness! The lime is great for your pregnancy Vitamin C levels and the drink is so delicious you can toast your pregnancy with it!


    8-10 cm of raw ginger, grated
    1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
    3 tablespoons runny honey
    ½ pint sparkling mineral water


    To make the syrup, place ginger and lime juice in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Cook uncovered until juice is reduced by one-quarter. This should take about 2 to 3 minutes.
    Remove from heat, cover pan, press the ginger lightly to extra the juices and leave to infuse for 20 minutes. Strain the liquid through a sieve and discard the ginger. Stir in honey (taste for sweetness – the limes can be quite sharp!) and place syrup in a sealed container and refrigerate until ready to use.
    When you are ready just pour 2 tablespoons of the syrup in a glass and top up with sparkling water over. Stir and add a handful of ice and garnish with a slice of lime!
    Good made with lemons too.

  • mango smoothie for healthy pregnancy

    Tropical Mango Smoothie

    Looking for a super food prenatal vitamin hit?! Try this mango smoothie recipe, packed with vitamins for your delicious healthy pregnancy diet!

    Oooh this one is delicious! A rich tropical smoothie which uses coconut milk and a big spoonful of yoghurt for a calcium hit and mangos packed with Vitamin B6 and dietary fibre for your healthy pregnancy diet!


    1 cup of mango pulp (buy a big tin and freeze what’s left over)
    ½ cup of yoghurt
    1 cup of coconut milk
    Juice of ½ lime
    I freshly squeezed orange


    Blend the mango pulp, yoghurt, coconut milk, ice and lime juice in a liquidiser until smooth, test and stir in the orange juice. Add more juice if you prefer a thinner smoothie. Blend with or serve over crushed ice.

  • watermelon smoothie for pregnancy

    Watermelon Cooler

    Want a tasty prenatal vitamin hit? Watermelons packed with nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins are a perfect addition to your healthy pregnancy diet!

    Sweet, juicy watermelon is packed with antioxidants and this smoothie is great way to enjoy it! Watermelon is an excellent source of Vitamin C and with plenty of beta-carotene it’s a very good source of vitamin A. Better still, studies have shown that l-citrulline, found in watermelons can help to lower blood pressure and reduce muscle-soreness after exercise. This is one of our favourite happy healthy pregnancy drinks!


    1 Cup of seedless watermelon cubes
    1 Cup strawberries
    1 Kiwi, peeled and cubed
    ½ Cup white grape or apple juice
    ½ Cup cold green tea, sweetened to taste
    ½ Cup ice cubes


    Purée watermelon in a blender, add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve immediately!

  • refreshing watermelon drink for pregnancy

    Watermelon Refresher

    Looking for a tasty refreshing juice packed with essential prenatal vitamins, ideal for helping with indigestion and easy to make?! Try this Watermelon Refresher!

    What’s not to love about watermelons? Packed with essential vitamins for pregnant women they’re right up there in the list of top foods to include in your healthy pregnancy diet.
    This drink is so easy it almost doesn’t feel like it needs a ‘proper’ recipe, but it’s so delicious that we can’t resist sharing it. It’s a refreshing drink to have after your pregnancy exercise session – helping to reduce your heart rate and soothe your muscles.
    Make some to drink, some to share and some to store in the fridge to have tomorrow!


    About half a ripe watermelon cut into chunks
    2 Apples – roughly chopped into quarters (washed but not peeled)
    Generous 7-8 cms of root ginger (depending on how plump it is – and how much you like ginger. Add more or less to taste!)


    1. Put all the ingredients into your juicer and press go!
    2. Taste. Add more ginger if required.
    3. Cheers! Here’s to a happy, healthy pregnancy!

  • Elderflower cordial for a healthy pregnancy mocktail

    Elderflower Cordial

    Want a refreshing and delicious drink for your healthy pregnancy diet? Try elderflower cordial, packed with prenatal vitamins and so tasty!

    Elderflower cordial is a refreshing non-alcoholic summer-time drink. Thirst quenching, delicious and perfect for your healthy pregnancy summer party. Elderflowers have been used medicinally for centuries as they are rich in antioxidants and healing properties – but avoid the leaves, sticks and roots as these are toxic.


    1 ½ kg of sugar
    1 ½ litres of water
    3 lemons
    50g of citric acid
    25-30 elderflower heads


    1. Measure the sugar and water into a large pan and bring to the boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
    2. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
    3. Slice the lemons thinly into a large bowl or pan. Check the elderflower heads to make sure they’re clean and bug free but avoid washing them as this removes some of the essential aromas. Add to the bowl with the citric acid.
    4. Pour over the cooled sugar syrup, cover and leave overnight to steep.
    5. Strain and pour into clean bottles.
    6. Serve with sparkling water, ice and a slice of lemon.

    Cheers! Here’s to a happy, healthy pregnancy!

  • beetroot and carrot smoothie packed with prenatal vitamins for healthy pregnancy

    Beetroot and Carrot Juice

    Looking for a drink to pack in your pregnancy vitamins AND tastes delicious? Try our beetroot and carrot juice, an easy tasty way to enjoy your nutrients!

    This feisty juice blend is a great pick-me-up if you’re suffering from tiredness during pregnancy and a drink to boost your energy levels before your pregnancy exercise session.
    Beetroots not only contain folic acid (essential for the healthy development of our baby’s nervous system) but lots of iron and nitrates which can boost your stamina. Team them with carrots (for your daily dose of pregnancy beta-carotene) and orange juice for added pregnancy vitamins. Raw juice gives you unadulterated vitamins and minerals – it’s the best way to enjoy your five a day!


    2 carrots, peeled or scrubbed and cut into chunks
    1 beetroot, peeled and cut into chunks
    1 orange, peeled


    Simply drop everything into your juicer and press ‘go’.
    Pour into a glass and drink

  • summer berries smoothie perfect for pregnancy health

    Berry Berry Ginger Smoothie

    Want a tasty prenatal vitamin hit?! This berry smoothie recipe is packed with vitamins with ginger for your healthy pregnancy diet!

    Packed with essential pregnancy vitamins and with a lovely after taste of fresh ginger. Especially good when there’s a glut of strawberries which are a great source of folate – another healthy pregnancy winner!


    225 gms of mixed summer berries (frozen berries are fine)
    Juice of 2 oranges
    Wedge of watermelon (about 8cm), de-seeded
    2.5cm/1in piece fresh ginger, grated
    Crushed ice, to serve


    In a blender mix the summer berries with the orange juice. Then add the watermelon and grated ginger and process again. Pour in to glasses with crushed ice and serve. This recipe can be kept in to the fridge for up to two days or frozen – double the recipe and save some for later!

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