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Safe shakes for pregnancy & breastfeeding moms

Wondering if you can continue to drink your favourite shake while you're pregnant or breastfeeding? Or feed it to your child? Watch my video above for more information. Here's a quick summary:

Avoid

1) Artificial Sweeteners

2) Soy (max 1 serving a day)

3) Rice -based smoothies (due to arsenic)

4) Herbs (can mimic drugs: natrual doesn’t equal safe!)

Better options:

To your smoothies add: Yogurt (6g per half cup) and milk (9g per cup) = 16g

1) Egg whites (use pasteurized!): 4g protein for one. ¼ cup =7g

2) Skim milk powder: 1/3 cup = 8g protein, 28% DV calcium

3) Hemp hearts: 3 Tbsp = 10g protein

4) Chia 1 Tbsp = 2g

5) Red lentils: cooked 3 Tbsp = 3g protein, 3g fibre

6) Nut butter: 1 Tbsp = 3g protein, 100 cals

Pre-made alternatives:

Plain Whey powder

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Protein Smoothie (16g protein per 4 Tbsp serving). Add to 1cup milk and have your extra 25g

Basic Green Smoothie Recipe (15-20g protein, depending on your add-in)

1 cup milk

1 small Banana

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