When my friend Heather got pregnant she experienced morning sickness like few I have known. And I really do think that it’s one of those things you have to experience to understand: a myriad of joy mixed with the deep desire to stay in bed until week 12 is long gone. We have all heard how important protein is during pregnancy. Cells are replicating, your baby needs nutrients and so do you. But what to do when nothing is appealing and even worse: nothing stays down?
Heather actually lost four pounds and was at a loss for what to eat, until her husband Michael discovered the magical pregnancy protein shake. It’s actually quite a simple, nutrient dense concoction that helped her to begin to stomach food throughout the day. To create a pregnancy smoothie at home use a blender to mix together:
1 cup of organic greek yogurt (choose a brand with a high protein content- Heather found one with 24 grams, whereas the one I originally used had 4 grams)
1 cup of your favorite berries (frozen or seasonal)
1/2 cup whole fat milk or dairy alternative
1 banana (optional)
1 scoop of whey protein (find a low sugar variety- less than 2 grams)