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Smoothie For Pregnancy


Are you pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant soon? That’s super exciting and we’re cheering you on! You also must be wondering how to make sure you and the baby are as healthy as possible. I’ve got a healthy smoothie for pregnancy right here for you.

“I’m pregnant!” has to be one of the most exciting moments for a woman. I know for me I’ll never forget seeing those 2 lines on the pregnancy test for the first time. Knowing that your body is now creating a precious little human is enough to make your heart explode, but also knowing its health falls on your shoulders can make your stomach drop.

I know all about it – I, Jen have a son, Jackson and a daughter, Clare. Life changes when you are growing a baby inside of you.

Question: What can you do throughout your pregnancy to make sure your baby (and you) are as healthy as can be these next 40 weeks?

Answer: Drink green smoothies.

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Smoothies for Pregnancy

It’s as simple as that. When you are pregnant it is important that you are giving your body a wide variety of nutrients—proteins, folic acids, calcium, omega 3s, magnesium, tons of vitamins, and more!

Green smoothies have an abundance of these nutrients that are helpful for your growing baby and you.

It’s recommend that you eat 4-6 small meals a day while pregnant (instead of the traditional 3 meals), so feel free to make one of those meals a green smoothie.

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Essential nutrients for pregnancy

To help you blend your best during your pregnancy, we have included the following here:

  • a list of nutrients and foods to focus on
  • a list of things to avoid
  • two recipes we created specifically for you and your lil’ rawkstar

Folic Acid

Getting a good dose of folic acid is good for all sorts of healthy cell production. It is especially important during the first month of pregnancy.

Folic Acid is naturally found in the form folate which leafy greens (especially spinach and collard greens), strawberries, and beets are packed with.

Calcium

Calcium helps create healthy bones and a healthy heart, and your baby needs both! Aim for getting calcium in non-dairy forms.

Leafy greens, Almonds/Almond milk, Sesame Seeds, Flax Seeds

Fiber

Eating foods with fiber regularly will keep your regular during pregnancy, as well as lowering your blood pressure. The fiber is good for your baby, but even better for you! This smoothie for pregnancy has 44% of your daily value of fiber. Pretty amazing!

Leafy greens (especially turnip greens and mustard greens), Raspberries, Cinnamon, Pear, Flax Seeds, Beets, Carrots, Oranges, Strawberries

Iron

Iron is one of the best ways to keep your blood healthy, and it also does a decent job boosting your immune system–both are necessary during pregnancy.

Leafy greens are PACKED with iron (especially spinach and swiss chard)

Protein

Protein is all about building your baby’s body, and your baby does a ton of growing during the 2nd and 3rd trimester.

Leafy greens (especially spinach, swiss chard, and mustard greens), Almonds/Almond milk, Hemp protein powder (does not have same affects as “hemp”)

Omega 3s

Our brains are very delicate and need to be maintained properly, but they especially need healthy development in the womb. Consuming omega 3s is one of the best ways to help your baby’s brain, and you should experiment with getting them in another way besides fish.

Chia seeds, Flax seeds, Walnuts

Magnesium

Magnesium is necessary for tissue growth and repair, and both your bodies’ tissues are working overtime during your term.

Leafy greens (especially spinach and swiss chard), Coconut water

Potassium

Potassium does a variety of things for your body: maintains electrolyte balance, sends nerve impulses, helps muscles to contract, and helps to capitalize on potential energy from fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. Who doesn’t need an energy boost when pregnant?

Leafy greens (especially spinach and swiss chard), Beets, Carrots, Banana, Avocado, Coconut water

Vitamin B6

Many B vitamins are helpful during pregnancy, but vitamin B6 is one of our favorites! The two most important things it does for your baby are creating new red blood cells and antibodies, and aiding in healthy brain development.

Leafy greens (especially spinach and turnip greens), banana, avocado, pineapple, cantaloupe

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Food to avoid when pregnant

Heavy doses of herbs

Cilantro is a heavy metal cleanser. Parsley can cause gestation issues. Plants are powerful— and helpful when used right! You don’t have to avoid herbs all together, just don’t make them a staple in your diet.

Unwashed fruits and veggies

There can be harmful pesticides and chemicals on fruit that hasn’t been properly washed. Learn how to wash produce in this blog post.

Excess caffeine

This isn’t normally a problem with green smoothies, unless you are using green tea as a liquid base. Use it in moderation. In the smoothie for pregnancy below, we use coconut water as the base to hydrate you as much as possible and replenish your electrolytes.

Spiked smoothies

We heard of some rawkstars spiking their smoothies with alcohol, but pregnancy probably isn’t the time to start.

One quick word of caution! Green smoothies and eating healthy are great things to do while pregnant, but avoid doing a full-blown cleanse (drastic changes in eating habits can cause a detox, too). If your body begins to detox while pregnant, then these nasty toxins will leave your body any way possible–including through the placenta and into your baby.

Doing a body cleanse is a great thing to do, but just make sure to do it when your baby isn’t dependent upon you to nourish it.

pregnant smoothie in blender

Now, here’s what you’ve all been waiting for! This green smoothie recipe for pregnancy is PACKED with the essential nutrients we discussed above. Cheers to you and your baby’s health!

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Smoothie for Pregnancy

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 16 oz smoothie 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This smoothie is specially crafted for pregnancy with ingredients formulated for the health and wellness of mama and baby.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup coconut water (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 banana*
  • 1/2 cup pineapple*
  • 1/2 cup carrots (uncooked)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Blend spinach and coconut water
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth

Notes

*Freeze at least one of these fruits to make the smoothie cold.

Keywords: pregnant smoothie

Congratulations! I wish you a healthy pregnancy and many special moments ahead. I would love to share pic of you drinking a green smoothie while pregnant. If you have any you would like to share with us, send us an email at: hello(at)simplegreensmoothies.com.

Lastly, here’s a few more tasty smoothie recipes that you and that jelly bean will love:

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By: Jen Hansard | Updated: 5.8.2020 | COMMENTS: 106

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  1. Debora Hunking says:

    My daughter is 33 weeks pregnant and is terrified about this baby. The reason is 7 years ago she had a miscarriage and almost bled to death. I had her drink green smoothies with lots of kale and vitamin K. Her doctor prescribed her iron but she is suffering from the side effect of constipation. Can she drink the green smoothies to build up her blood now as her red blood cells were a bit low?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Debora. We have an awesome iron-rich smoothie bowl recipe she may like. Definitely make sure she speaks with her doctor before she goes off any of her prescribed meds. Best of luck to her as she goes through the remainder of her pregnancy. 🙂

  2. Susana Appiah says:

    Hello, can I eat kiwi while pregnant?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Susana, there is no reason why you should not be able to eat kiwi fruits during your pregnancy.

  3. Karen says:

    Pineapple is not recommended during pregnancy according to healthcare professionals.

    • Jen Hansard says:

      Everyone is different and I had my fair share of pineapple while pregnant. The more fruit and veggies, the better I felt. I know all around the world moms have a different food experiences- I wish you the best of luck with your pregnancy and health!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      There are actually varying viewpoints on that. It’s best to speak with your OB/GYN if you’re concerned about eating pineapple during your pregnancy.

  4. Jenn says:

    Hii..can green smothie make one add weight while pregnant or will one slim

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Jen, as we are not healthcare professionals, I think it’s best if you speak with your OB-GYN and/or a nutritionist regarding your question. They will be able to best help you during your pregnancy since they know you + your body. 🙂

  5. Jen Hansard says:

    I wish I knew about green smoothies when I was pregnant with my kids. This is definitely the healthiest fast food and a great way to nourish a mom and the baby.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      So true! I think all pregnant mommas should know about green smoothies and all their amazing benefits!

  6. Mary says:

    Hi there,
    I am now 20 weeks pregnant. What diet is best fore at this stage?
    Please also advice on what exercises to do in order to keep healthy and fit.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Congratulations, Mary! As we are not healthcare professionals, I think it’s best if you speak with your doctor about these questions. They will be able to best help you during your pregnancy.

  7. Bere says:

    Hi! Thank you for this article, i just have two questions, is it ok if i just blend spinash, kale, chard and an orange for my breakfast juice or do i have to change something in the recepie? Am i giving with that good nutrients to my baby or am i doing it wrong?

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Bere,

      That blend would be perfectly fine! However, it might be a little bitter since you have so many greens and not much fruit.

      Happy Blending!

  8. Lindsay says:

    Hi there! Do you recommend fresh or frozen fruits for these yummy smoothies? Thanks! 🙂

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Lindsay,

      We love using frozen fruit! It ensures our green smoothies is creamy + chilled to perfection. But feel free to use either!

  9. Apoorva says:

    How many days in a week can dis smoothie b consumed??

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Apoorva,

      Our goal for you is to add one (16 oz) green smoothie to your day in addition to your regular diet. Green smoothies during pregnancy are a great source of nutrition + fiber! With any diet change, if you’re expecting and new to green smoothies, it’s always best to check with your physician to ensure our recipes are the right choice for you + your body!

  10. Nelly says:

    Hi 🙂 I wanna know can I use water instead of “coconut water” and “almond milk”?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Nelly,

      Of course! I love switching up my liquid bases + water is always a great choice when you’re expecting! Learn more about our favorite liquid base options here…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/liquid-base

  11. Veronika says:

    If pegnant how long can you store homemade green smoothie in fridge before it’s not safe to drink ?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Veronika,

      First, congratulations! Second, our recipes will keep in your refrigerator for up to two days in an airtight container. Adding a small amount of lemon juice will help preserve all of their green goodness!

  12. Jessica says:

    Can I use spinach or kale instead of the Swiss chard or is the Swiss chard better?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Jessica,

      Of course! We love changing up our leafy greens. Learn more about our favorites here…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/rotate-your-greens

  13. Jessica besse says:

    Hey I was wondering if you did free samples for new mom?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Jessica,

      Thanks for reaching out. We don’t offer free samples at this time, but we want to wish you congratulations and sending you plenty of love!!

  14. Jamie says:

    Some green smoothies in a bottle that you buy from a grocery store, has a warning on the label that says it should not be consumed by pregnant women because the drink wasn’t pasteurized. So how do I know if I can consume a smoothie I make from scratch? How do you pasteurize?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Jamie,

      Pasteurization is important when a product is going to be stored, it helps prevent bacteria growth that may be harmful to your body in products like dairy, greens, and fruit juices. Blending up a green smoothie is like eating fresh fruits, veggies, + leafy greens, we just pop them in the blender before consuming. When consuming any produce do we suggest giving your ingredients a good wash before enjoying. Learn more about how we clean our produce here…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/healthy-eating/washing-produce

      And if you have any concern, it’s always best to check with your physician or OBGYN.

  15. Nithya says:

    Hi,

    Good information! I just found that I’m 5 weeks pregnant. Green smoothies is my staple breakfast with most of the ingredients listed are added to my smoothies

    I add mint leaves and ginger to my smoothies. Could you please tell me if I can continue adding mint and ginger to my smoothies during my pregnancy. I see that you have listed “herbs” in avoid section.

    Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Nithya,

      Congratulations! We suggest avoiding herbs like cilantro, parsley + mint because of their detoxifying properties. The toxins they help remove from your body are passed into your blood stream and therefore can be passed onto baby. While you don’t need to avoid them entirely, we simply suggest you just don’t make them a staple in your diet.

      Looking for a second opinion? It’s always a great idea to run any health concerns past your doctor or midwife.

  16. Vindy says:

    Hi, so I would like to know how many green smoothie can a pregnant wome have?
    I would think once a day is fine right? I’m 13weeks so I would really like to nurish my baby and also not gain extra weight then what I am

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Vindy,

      Congratulations!! We suggest sticking t0 16oz, which is one serving. If you’re ever concerned it’s always great to double check with your OBGYN or midwife.

  17. Heather says:

    Fantastic! Thanks for the link! 🙂

  18. vicky says:

    Hi there, I’ve just found out i’m 5 weeks pregnant and really want to stay healthy throughout the pregnancy, Any other pro-pregnancy smoothies anyone can offer would be great to hear!
    🙂

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Vicky,

      Congratulations! Green smoothies are a great way to fuel your body + provide baby with leafy greens, fresh fruits + nutrients!

  19. Elizabeth says:

    I just wanted to let you know instead of coconut milk you can do flaxseed milk and it will help with the pesky pregnancy constipation…. my obstetrician recommends it! You can also do ground flaxseed about two table spoons in a shake a day should help keep things moving he says 🙂 he also specializes in nutrition 🙂

  20. Lucy says:

    Hi! I was just wondering, what other greens can I rotate my smoothes with? I’ve just been rotating kale and spinach. Thanks x

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Lucy,

      We love switching up our recipes with different leafy greens!! Check out our favorites here…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/rotate-your-greens

  21. Karla says:

    Hi,

    I am pregnant and I just want to know if it is okay and SAFE to have a green smoothie every day. I am 10 weeks now and I just want to make sure it is safe. I do not like eating veggies so I would rather just drink them.

    usually my smoothie consists of:
    -2 cups of spinach
    -1 cup of blueberries
    -1/2 cup of cherries

    then I substitute blueberries for raspberries.

    I have been doing this for a month and usually 6 days out of the week. Lately, I have been feeling sick. I do eat protein with the smoothies. They are not the only thing I consume.

    Thanks.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Karla,

      Thanks for reaching out. Green smoothies are a great way to fuel your body during pregnancy, especially when morning sickness is limiting your food choices. Have concerns? We suggest reaching out to your OBGYN to ensure our recipes are the right choice for you + baby!

      Cheers 🙂

    • Gina says:

      Hi Karla!
      Try adding a little shredded ginger to your smoothies to ease nausea. Good luck!

  22. Millen says:

    Hi there, this is my first pregnancy and I am having trouble with taking my prenatal vitamins, I even got the syrup version but I still get sick. This is my 11th week and I was wondering if I could substitute it for smoothies?
    Please any advice is appreciated as I am a little worried whether I am hurting the baby or even myself.
    Thank you

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Millen,

      Congratulations on your pregnancy. The first few weeks and pre-natal vitamins can definitely be tough on your stomach. We’re green smoothie lovin’ rawkstars all right, but we’re not doctors or nutritionists. We suggest you talk with your doctor about any health concerns— I’m sure they can help you decide what is best for you and your body.

      Cheers to health + happiness!

  23. Emm says:

    This is helpful information. I’ll make sure to talk to my doctor about it at my next appointment, especially whether or not it’s okay to make it the night before as another person asked.

    Also, just wanted to clarify for readers that I think you meant that hemp protein powder (and other hemp products such as seed and oil) does not have same effects as “marijuana.”

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Emm,

      Thanks for reaching out. Our recipes will keep in your refrigerator for up to two days. Know you will be storing your green smoothie, add a small amount of lemon juice to help preserve their green goodness.

      Cheers to health, happiness, + a wonderful pregnancy.

  24. Rebecca says:

    Hi – thanks for these! I came looking for pregnancy smoothie recipes when I saw that I was meant to steer clear from a couple of my staples – flaxseeds and pineapple – whilst pregnant. Confused!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Rebecca,

      Thanks for reaching out! We’ve worked with our nutritionist to develop smoothie recipes to provide your body with the best health benefits throughout your pregnancy. But it’s important to listen to your doctor!! Want to substitute chia seeds + flaxseeds for another option your doctor gave you the ok for?

      Swap flaxseeds for another healthy fat…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/healthy-fats

      And swap chia seeds for another protein option…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/protein

      Hope this helps!

  25. sara says:

    Any suggestions for substitutes for bananas? My body doesn’t process bananas well.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Sara,

      Not a fan of bananas, no worries, we’ve got you covered! If you’re allergic to bananas (or just can’t stand the taste), some great banana substitutes are:

      -Mango
      -Papaya
      -Pear
      -Chia seeds
      -Fresh dates
      -Nut Butters
      -Unsweetened applesauce
      -Avocado (won’t add the sweetness, but will definitely add the thick and creamy texture)

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/green-smoothie-recipes/banana-free-green-smoothie-recipes

  26. Mariko says:

    I was wondering if it’s ok to make smoothies the night before to consume in the morning while pregnant. I know that for juicing it needs to be consumed immediately for concerns about listeria. Does this apply to smoothies as well?
    Thank you!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hi Mariko.

      Congratulations! Thanks for reaching out to us. Since we are not doctors or nutritionist we would suggest speaking to your GP to confirm that green smoothies are best for you during your personal pregnancy. Cheers! 🙂

  27. Jeramie says:

    Hi, I have Kale daily and sometimes Beet greens. Can a pregnant woman overdose on Kale or Beet Greens while pregnant because of the vitamin A content? Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      That is a great question, Jeramie. I would suggest asking your healthcare provider, since they will know you personally.

      We do suggest rotating your greens each time you buy leafy green, try a different option each time. 🙂 https://simplegreensmoothies.com/rotate-your-greens

  28. Max says:

    With this being my first pregnancy and morning sickness really affecting my appetite, I was concerned about how I would ever get all the proper nutrients I need to grow a healthy baby. I must say, I was thrilled when I stumbled upon your site..these green smoothies recipes are incredible! I now enjoy a smoothie every morning and can rest assured. I’ve even created one of my own that includes a mixture of spinach, kale, banana and a bit of mango with either almond milk or orange juice. Thank you soooo much!

  29. EArellano says:

    Flax seed is not recommended while pregnant or nursing.

    • Sarah says:

      I just researched this and found that this additional information from livestrong: Flaxseed is rich in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, an essential nutrient especially important during the development of your child. However, flaxseed also contains lignans, chemicals that can mimic the actions of estrogen in your body. Normal levels of flaxseed in the diet are thought to be safe during pregnancy, but avoid taking supplements containing flaxseed lignans or eating abnormally large amounts of flaxseed.

  30. Karen says:

    This may be a dumb question, but is there any reason someone who is not pregnant or a man wouldn’t want to drink these smoothies?
    Love all the other recipes and got excited to find a couple we haven’t tried yet. Thinking that if they are safe for expectant moms they would be good for anyone, but just wanted to check before subjecting my husband to one of these recipes.

  31. Renai says:

    Hi, I love green smoothies but with my morning sickness I can not even put one to my mouth. Any suggestions greatly appreciated!!

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan says:

      Hey Renai!
      Could you send us an email through our contact page so Jadah and/or Jen could give you some feedback? I may not be the best person to answer… ha ha.

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/contact

    • Holly says:

      Having a girl? 🙂 Maybe it’s a wives tale, but I’ve heard morning sickness is worse with baby girls. But it might also be if you’re really unhealthy. My first pregnancy (lost) was a girl, but i had smoked for years, quit when i learned pregnant, but too late by then to be healthy. I also ate crap usually, fast food, burgers, pizza, doritos, soda, coffee… I had the worst mo r ning sickness ever, threw up almost everything. The doctor recommended (get this…from a DOCTOR) Gatorade!!! That’s right, high fructose corn syrup with food coloring. I didn’t know any better at the time, was only 16, so I did it. Overall unhealthy, and not holding down solids, i lost the baby. Fast forward 25 years, I’ve become a healthy vegetarian, mostly vegan, and aspiring 80% raw foodist. I love hot soup, so hard to be totally raw. 😉 i have 2 juicers, a vitamix, have done juice fasts with my husband, definitely don’t smoke, do detoxes, enemas, feel great!!! I am pregnant now with a boy. I’m now 4.5 months, and didn’t have hardly any morning sickness! Just the occasional gag reflex when i saw something gross, and a few mornings where i nibbled crackers before getting out of bed. (Organic crackers.) my other favorite thing that may have helped was each morning i made fresh organic ginger, lemon, honey tea. Using a microplane, i grated about 1 inch of fresh ginger root into a 2 cup glass pyrex, then squeezed a small lemon (or half a large lemon), and added one Tablespoon of raw organic honey. Then filled with 2 cups boiling water, and let steep for 5 minutes. Then using a mesh strainer, I’d pour/strain it into my travel mug. I’d drink whatever didn’t fit right away. Sooooo good, even when you’re not pregnant. Oh yea, snd if i had fresh turmeric, i would grate some of that in the brew too. Only about 1/2 inch though, it’s got a strong earthy taste.

      • Hanna says:

        Wow, you sound like you really take your health seriously these days, that’s awesome! Especially since it sounds like you didn’t come from a background where nutrition was very important. Big kudos!

        I’d just like to clear up a myth in the making… morning sickness isn’t affected by either the gender of the baby, and the health of the mother. I should know, I’ve been a naturopathic doctor for 11 years and am pregnant for the fourth time (we lost our first at 10 weeks). I run marathons (well, half marathons) and am a 95% organic pescetarian (that is to say, I’m pretty healthy). I have two healthy sons born two years apart, with my first little guy, I had no morning sickness, no acid, slept well and ran races into my 8th month. I really thought I was pretty awesome at being pregnant!

        With my second son, I ended up being so sick that I was hospitalized for almost 2 weeks because I was so dehydrated. Even after I was released from the hospital, I had to have I.V. fluids every other day (this is where having my own medical clinic was a real benefit!). I was also exhausted ALWAYS. Both boys were born big and healthy, one week over term.

        This time around, I’m having a girl and my experience has been right down the middle, sick but not hospital sick, tired but not unable to cope… just definitely no running! My point is that I would like to dispel the idea that if you’re healthy, you’re not going to have any morning sickness (or that morning sickness could indicate a lack of health).

        Anyways, sorry about the rant, I am eager to defend this point because pregnant moms can feel enough guilt about what they’re doing or not doing, no point adding any more over a misunderstanding.

        Also, if your doctor starts recommending Gatorade, come see a naturopath! 🙂

  32. Diana says:

    Could I heat up the fruit portion of the smoothie and then cool it to drink? I’m allergic to raw fruit, can only consume cooked fruit. ..

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan says:

      That’s a great question… We have never tried, nor are we sure of what it will do to the smoothie. We’ll have to research that one. Let us know if you find anything out, Diana!

    • Holly says:

      Do you eat organic? My sister in law was allergic to lots of things, and refused to fall into the organic hype (she thought it was just an expensive fad or something, didn’t see the point). I eat organic, and do detoxes and have good health knowledge, as ive turned my own health around from years of researching and trial, so i talked to her about it lots. It took years, but she finally opened up to it. Mostly because she accidentally touched an organic banana one day, and didn’t have a reaction (normally just them does it). She now thinks her allergy was to non-organic produce, as they are covered in chemicals, waxes, pesticides, fungicides, herbicides. Now she can eat them. So just curious.

  33. nicky says:

    Hi, I haven’t seen anything against or for coconut water while pregnant…:( I am really missing it!

    • Renu Chawla says:

      Hi..I dono if m suppose to comment on this..but I would like to share… In India…having coconut & coconut water during pregnancy is considered a must in many families..

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan says:

      Hi Nicky!
      Our research points similarly to what Renu said. It seems to be pretty helpful for pregnancy, but it’s not really specific to trimesters. Keep in mind that we aren’t doctors or nutritionists, and we’d recommend consulting with them first if you are worried about intake of coconut products.

  34. Renu Chawla says:

    Hello… seems reallly interesting…m just about to make it.. but a quick query….I don’t have hands on chia seeds nd flex seeds.. can I replace it with something else???

  35. nicky says:

    Is coconut water safe to drink in the first trimester of pregnancy?

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan says:

      That’s a great question, and we’ll have to look into it. Have you seen any research about it, yet?

  36. Meaghan says:

    I’m pregnant and a vegetarian. I worry about my protein intake as it is and know I need a lot more when I’m pregnant. Should I add hemp powder to these? And if I do, it’s ok to give some to my 2 year old too? Thanks!!

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan says:

      Hi Meaghan!
      We’d encourage you to do some research on hemp protein powder during pregnancy, but as far as we know it seems to be acceptable to use in a green smoothie while pregnant. The same goes for your 2 y.o. 🙂

  37. Kelly says:

    I unfortunately suffer from many food protein allergies so eating can be a challenge … I am so excited about these smoothies as they have opened up my food options in ways that I can truly enjoy. On that note can you suggest a substitute for the almond milk? Unfortunately, I have reacted to almond milk in the past. I have also been unsuccessful in substituting in the past so thought I would ask for your input before I ruin a perfectly good smoothie.

  38. Claudia says:

    I found golden flaxseed meal it’s organic and 100% whole ground…is it okay if I use this? It was the only thing i found in my local supermarket. Also how many times a week can i drink the smoothies? Thank you 🙂

    • Jadah and Jen says:

      Hi Claudia! That sounds like the right stuff to use 🙂 You can drink a green smoothie everyday!

  39. Marie says:

    Hi there,

    Quick question about carrots, I’ve never put them in a blender before, I am wondering how well they actually blend?!

    • Rebekah says:

      I had the same reservation- so I poured half the green smoothie before adding carrots to the other half and good news! My $75 blender did awesome with the greens and the carrots 🙂 smooth and yummy – I used a frozen banana to cool the smoothie and give it a thicker texture – worked like a charm! Enjoy!

    • Jadah and Jen says:

      Thanks for your response, Rebekah! Yes, carrots usually do a good job in most blenders!

  40. Jo says:

    Great concept – tried my first green smoothie today… I think I may have been a bit gung ho! Made the first recipe, the baby brain smoothie and it was kinda huge and pretty chunky! Might have to ease in with more fruit based smoothies and smaller quantities, but I feel very noble knowing how much kale I put in it! (Instead of spinach).

    • Jadah and Jen says:

      Hi Jo!
      I’m so sorry… We forgot to add that each of these recipes makes two servings 🙁 I am so sorry!

  41. BSW+J says:

    My friend is pregnant so this is all very helpful information to pass on! My favourite is the Baby Body Booster Green Smoothie recipe – it’s sounds amazing ! Can’t wait to make it!
    PS: Congratulations

  42. Rachel says:

    Congratulations on the baby ! The Baby Body Booster Green Smoothie looks so yummy ! I’m definitely going to make it !

  43. HealthNut Nutrition says:

    This sounds yummy! I love to make green smoothies because you can use the greens to balance out the sugars in your smoothie. I’ve really been liking this one I posted a video of on my youtube channel. It’s honestly soo yummy and easy to make! http://youtu.be/Pi1tqJX00ZU

  44. veronica says:

    This is great, thanks so much and God bless you for all the good you do!

  45. Laura says:

    I’m nursing should I be avoiding anything or adding something specific?

  46. Sara says:

    I’m assuming the same rules/best choices would be true for nursing moms as well? Love this entire site-it’s helping me to increase what I’m already doing!

  47. Eduardo says:

    Hello!! Just thinking beyond… can I gave this smoothies to my little girl? (11 months)

  48. delrosa says:

    I’ve been told that chia seeds aren’t a good idea when pregnant, simply because enough isn’t know about them. Do you have info that says otherwise?

    • Jadah and Jen says:

      Hi Delrosa!
      We think chia seeds are great while pregnant 🙂 Here is a great article:
      http://www.livestrong.com/article/486314-can-pregnant-women-eat-chia-seeds/

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