Morning Sickness Smoothie!

NOM OF THE WEEK: MORNING SICKNESS SMOOTHIE!⠀
When nothing sounds good to eat (or worse, nothing will stay down), it may be time to try some liquid nutrition. Broth, natural ginger ale, and pureed soups are all good options. Smoothies, however, can be especially great, since the blender does some pre-digesting for you, which may ease your tummy troubles. (Some mamas also find that cold or frozen foods are easier going-and staying-down.) This calming smoothie is specifically designed to keep your blood sugar stable and replenish some of the nutrients lost during vomiting. ADDED BONUS: It's great even when you're not pregnant! Your partner will probably think it's pretty tasty too!⠀
In a blender, combine:⠀
1 frozen banana (mmm potassium!)⠀
3/4 cup coconut water (super high in electrolytes, including potassium and magnesium)⠀
1/2 cup cooked, chilled oats (fiber & complex carbs to steady blood sugar)⠀
1-2 tablespoons almond butter (high in protein & healthy fats)⠀
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder or 1 inch peeled ginger root (instant cure for nausea)⠀
1 tablespoon honey (for taste)⠀
Ice (optional)⠀

For added minerals and protein, add a dash of sea salt & a scoop or 2 of protein powder. You can also empty a probiotic capsule into your smoothie to boost gut flora.⠀

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recipe from: Howland, Genevieve. The mama natural week-by-Week guide to pregnancy & childbirth. New York, North Star Way, 2017.

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