Healthy Snacking for the Mommy-to-Be

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Healthy Snacking for the Mommy-to-Be

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 protein powders 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.


Team PAM

**REMINDER – Pregnancy Awareness Month’s blog post is for moms and expectant parents by moms (and of course some experts sprinkled in – and some mom’s are licensed board certified experts!).  HOWEVER, we are not giving blanket ADVICE on what you should be doing, eating, how you should be exercising, parenting, etc.  These are opinions, food for thought….think about it all, talk with your mate, and when it comes to diet, exercise, and health questions, ALWAYS discuss and seek advice from your medical health provider.

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