Healthy Snacking for the Mommy-to-Be

We hope you enjoy this repost from our 2009 Nutrition and Wellness Newsletter.

Healthy Snacking for the Mommy-to-Be
By Anna Getty

During pregnancy our bodies require a whopping 60-75 grams of protein per day. Gosh, I have a challenging time getting in the 35 grams when I am not carrying a child. A great way to get protein everyday is via protein shakes. There are so many great proteinpowders on the market these days. When using soy be sure it’s non-GMO (genetically modified) and organic of course. I love rice protein powder. This shake uses Spring’s fresh strawberries but frozen are okay too. I like to freeze banana pieces to have on hand.

 

Strawberry Banana Protein Shake                          
1 ripe banana
4 strawberries
4-6 ice cubes (omit if berries and bananas are frozen)       
10 oz. rice milk
2 dates (pitted)
2 tables spoons rice protein powder

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend. Add more milk for a thinner consistency.

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