Smoothies to Smooth Your Insides ;)

So you're pregnant; expecting a lovely little being to enter your life in a matter of months, you're filled with so many different feelings... and one of those feelings is that you CAN'T POOP! This is one of the most common complaints pregnant women have and I can tell you there is an easy peasy fix that will have you pooping in the next 12 hours. Since you're pregnant, you definitely should not take a laxative, as we are trying to keep the body rid of these types of medicines. Instead, change up your diet a bit! Try to eat more fiber. Try acacia root fiber, chia seeds, ground flax (literally my favorite thing in the world to add to anything I can!), sweet potatoes, apricots, prunes, plums, lentils, beans. These types of foods will soften stool. Have a fiber-rich smoothie every day for breakfast! After all, smoothies are the breakfast version of a milkshake and can be just as tasty! Below are two different smoothie recipes with very similar ingredients to getcha (and keep ya) movin!⠀

Mango, Blackberry and Wheat Germ Smoothie:⠀

Ingredients:⠀
2 cups chopped mango⠀
1 cup frozen or fresh blackberries⠀
1 cup frozen or fresh pineapple⠀
1 cup plain yogurt (or kefir)⠀
½ cup wheat germ⠀
juice of 2 limes⠀

Papaya, Banana, and Flax Meal Smoothie:⠀

Ingredients:⠀
2 cups peeled, seeded, chopped papaya⠀
1 cup fresh banana⠀
1 cup frozen or fresh pineapple⠀
1 cup plain yogurt (or kefir)⠀
½ cup flax meal⠀
juice of 2 limes

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