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Homemade Pregnancy Smoothies

November 23, 2011
Lately I’ve come to the realization that my diet isn’t what it should be.  I’ve actually found that the further I go into pregnancy, the less hungry I am.  And after evaluating a few days of what I’ve been eating (I recorded everything I ate) it’s safe to say that I wasn’t too happy with my choices.   Sooo I figure it’s never too late to turn things around!  And FYI, I have been taking my prenatals, but I know that’s still not an excuse to eat poorly.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not eating just candy and junk…I’m talking poorly as in not eating enough.  I’ve found lately that I’m not liking meat all of the sudden, and normally I love everything meat!  So I was concerned about my protein intake.  I Googled and looked through my pregnancy manual from my birth center and with great relief found a way to add protein and other good stuff to my diet that my tummy could handle:  PROTEIN SMOOTHIES!  Sounded pretty good to me!  These were my first two experiments:

Whey Protein Strawberry Banana Shake

 Ingredients:  1 cup milk
1 tablespoon of vanilla whey protein
1/3 cup vanilla yogurt
and then any fruit (frozen or fresh) to your taste
Blend until smooth!
*Now I’ve found that nothing is set in stone so if you need to adjust any of the amounts of ingredients, it’s up to you!  Also the whey protein may take some getting used to…the taste was odd to me at first but I was okay with it by the end of the drink (plus I had put more than a tablespoon, so that might have been the reason).

Vanilla Banana Protein Shake

Ingredients: 1 cup milk
1/4 cup powdered milk
1 banana (you can put any combo of fruit here)
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 scoop of vanilla yogurt
1 tablespoon of wheat germ (for vitamin b)
Blend until smooth!
Let me know if you have any great protein smoothie recipes!
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