Melon, Banana & OrangejuiceFollowing a healthy pregnancy diet can seem overwhelming or hard. Most women know that they need higher levels of nutrition for their body and their baby, but sometimes it’s hard to feel like eating foods that are high in nutrition. If you want to give your body a boost of nutrients during pregnancy, one of the best ways is to make a smoothie with raw milk products and a tiny bit of natural sweetener.

Drinking a smoothie every day can be an effective way to increase your intake of valuable vitamins and minerals during pregnancy; one of these very important nutrients is calcium. If you would like, you can add fresh fruit and vegetable juices to the smoothie, which will increase your intake of fruits and veggies in a way that is easy for your body to digest and assimilate.

The ingredients in a smoothie are blended down and easy to digest, making it a good food to consume if you are experiencing nausea, because whole foods take longer for your body to process and may contribute to the sickness. During pregnancy, nausea is common because the progesterone in the bloodstream affects the rates of digestion. The slower digestion is actually a good thing, because it allows your body absorb the highest levels of nutrients possible so that you can get those nutrients to your baby. However, slower digestion can result in foods backing up in your stomach, which may cause you to feel uncomfortable and sick.

Luckily, it is actually possible to have a healthy pregnancy diet while avoiding the suffering from nausea. This can be accomplished by focusing on consuming easier-to-digest foods, especially during times when you’re feeling nauseous. Since proteins can often be the most difficult to digest, even though your body still needs lots of protein during pregnancy, you should try using to smoothies with dairy-based ingredients to help you get the pregnancy nutrition you need causing your stomach to be too sick.

Healthy Smoothie Recipe for Pregnancy

Smoothies are advocated by the author of Healing Our Children, which is a pregnancy nutrition book packed with information about what should be eaten in order to give you and your baby the best nutrition. Here is one smoothie recipe for you to try:

  • 6-8 ounces of raw milk
  • 1-3 ounces of raw cream
  • 1-2 raw eggs
  • 1 drop vanilla extract
  • A bit of unheated honey

Smoothie Recipe Facts for Pregnancy

If you’ve been hearing conventional pregnancy diet advice from your midwife or doctor, then this smoothie might look very suspicious to you at first. After all, this smoothie contains contain raw milk and raw eggs! However, most people don’t realize that both of these ingredients can be very healthy for your body, as long as the ingredients are coming from natural, organic sources.

When you compare raw milk with processed milk, you will see that raw milk is actually much healthier… and it will not cause infection or disease as long as it’s sourced from a quality farm focuses on producing raw milk products. These types of farms raise milk cows in a natural, healthy, wholesome environment without contaminants that are often present in conventional milk production. Raw eggs are another ingredient that are good for your body, but you need to be sure that these foods also come from natural, organic sources instead of the common egg farms where chickens are crammed into small coops that cause disease to spread among the birds.

It is important to note, that raw eggs may actually cause a person to have flu-like symptoms such as diarrhea. But don’t be concerned by these symptoms, because they are all signs of detoxification, which shows that your system is being cleaned out. However, you may want to incorporate raw eggs into diet before conception, so that your body can become accustomed to them before you are pregnant. In the beginning, start out slowly with the raw eggs, and gradually increase your intake– allowing you to be able to enjoy this qualit source of protein, vitamins and minerals.

You can learn more about how to have a healthy pregnancy diet that focuses on the healthiest possible indigenous diets on the planet. Check out Healing Our Children, which is a book full of healthy pregnancy tips and information about how you can consume the right foods to heal your own body and provide your baby the best possible start in life.

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