Pregnancy and Breastfeeding are a time when a woman's body is required to perform at optimal levels! A balanced and nutritious diet is vital during this time. Ella Bella's quick and easy Blueberry Avocado smoothie recipe is a delicious way to incorporate the Power Duo; Omega 3's and Protein into your everyday routine.
1 frozen Banana
1/2 cup frozen Blueberries
1/2 cup - 2/3 cup Milk or Milk alternative
1/2 an Avocado
1 TBSP Hemp hearts
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
1 Scoop Vanilla Protein powder OR 1 Tsp Vanilla flavour
Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
Sip and Enjoy! Food your Pregnant and Breastfeeding body craves!
Among the many essential nutrients, Omega - 3 fatty acids and protein play a pivotal role in supporting optimal growth and development of baby and mom.
1. Omega 3 Fatty Acids, such as EPA and DHA, are crucial for maternal and fetal health. Here are some of the remarkable benefits for Pregnant Moms and their growing baby:
Promotes baby's neurological and visual development
Reduces the Risk of Preterm Birth
Mitigates Postpartum Depression
2. Protein is a crucial macro nutrient, in fact it is the building block of all cells, tissues, and organs. Protein has an array of benefits for pregnant and nursing mothers as well as the growing baby:
Supports overall growth and development of baby
Enhances Maternal Tissue Repair supporting Postpartum Recovery
Boosts Energy and Strength, Reduces Fatigue in Pregnancy and Postpartum recovery
As always, consult with your healthcare provider before making any major changes to your diet, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.