Perfect Pregnancy Smoothie

Perfect-Pregnancy-SmoothieThis smoothie is a delicious a super healthy way to get a bunch of nutrients vital in pregnancy, as well as some added goodies that are particularly awesome for a shorter labor and healthier baby.  This smoothie is particularly beneficial in the third trimester. Here’s why it works:

  • Papaya: loaded with folate, fiber, potassium and vitamin C.  Awesome for relieving heartburn and keeping you regular!
  • Spinach: a great source of folate and magnesium
  • Dates: shorten labor by half!
  • Almond butter: healthy fat, protein, and magnesium (which helps soothe aches and keep you limber)
  • Cayenne pepper: warming and helps to naturally induce labor

Perfect Pregnancy Smoothie

1/2 ripe papaya, fresh or frozen

1 cup organic spinach

6 dates

1 tbsp almond butter

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 large pinch of cayenne pepper

1 cup almond milk

Blend and enjoy!

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