Quick & Easy Nutrient Packed Smoothie!!
Green smoothies for pregnancy and postpartum are a delicious way to pack in the nutrients, stay hydrated, and keep things cool.
PREP TIME10 minutes TOTAL TIME10 minutes
1 1/2 – 2 cups water
2 cups kale, loosely packed
2 cups frozen pineapple
2 tbsp chia seeds
Blend water and kale first.
Add avocado, frozen pineapple, banana, and chia seeds until all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
Add more water if needed to reach your desired consistency. Serve immediately.
If you don’t have a high powered blender, process the water and kale together until the kale is finely ground and smooth. It will look like green water. After that, add the remaining ingredients and process as normal. This will remove any grittiness you may get from the kale.
Want to mix things up? You can interchange spinach and kale if you would like.
Coconut water and water can be interchanged as well.
Avocados make the smoothie so creamy and smooth but can be omitted if you prefer.
Make sure at least the pineapple, banana or berries are frozen in order to have a cold smoothie. You can also add ice (about 4-5 regular sized ice cubes) if you like.
Do you have leftover greens you want to use up? Try making smoothie packs for the freezer so you’re always ready to have a healthy breakfast or snack. Place all ingredients minus the water in a freezer safe bag or glass jar and freeze. When ready, add the smoothie pack to the blender with water and you’re good to go!
Amount Per Serving:
TOTAL FAT: 12g
SATURATED FAT: 2g
TRANS FAT: 0g
UNSATURATED FAT: 9g