A Healthy Pregnancy Smoothie Part 2 Video

Part 2 we talk about the important fruits and protein powders to add to your smoothie.
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Lianne Phillipson-Webb: This is just an idea of something so you can get into your smoothie in a day. There's lot of different frozen fruits that you can use to, I will grab some blueberries and we're going to add those in this well, just for the extra lovely taste and flavor, and the anti-oxidant activity as well as other nutrients. So you can make this for everybody in the family in the morning. If you're just making it for yourself, you could just do something like that, just 1 banana. Female Speaker: Okay. Lianne Phillipson-Webb: Depending on your favorite fruits is really what you can be putting into this. 1/2 a pear just kind of sweetens it up a little bit. Female Speaker: So you can add with any type of fruit. Lianne Phillipson-Webb: Any type of fruit, here I have got some kiwi, I have got mango. You can put in and as I said the frozen fruit, peaches, nectarines, melon, watermelon absolutely anything that you want. But I find that having the frozen fruit in the freezer, you can always find bananas, it makes it so easy. So you can put it in a bowl, 1/4-1/2 cup of your blueberries, something like that. Now as I said, we've got a couple of different protein powders. The most common protein powders that can be made from Whey. Whey is an excellent protein powder but I am just showing you that's different. Female Speaker: Okay. Lianne Phillipson-Webb: So here we have a rice based protein powder which really shouldn't upset anybody, mom or baby. So I bring a scoop of that in. And then another fantastic protein powder is Hemp protein powder, amazing for protein, for fiber and also for essential fats. So again we're all about the essential fats during pregnancy. Female Speaker: Now why is that so important to get these essential fats? Lianne Phillipson-Webb: Because it's the nourishment for your baby's brain. Okay, it's as basic as that. DHA which comes from the Omega-3 family of essential fats are essential for the nourishment of your baby's brain, neurological system and retina. So really important to make sure that everybody is getting enough fats. As I mentioned before having enough DHA and enough fish oils in your diet help to prevent postpartum depression, so there is a lot of the moms stores of DHA in our brain which gets taken down to the baby.

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