This ultimate morning sickness smoothie is one of my go-to anti nausea smoothies for pregnancy!
As a mama and dietitian, I perfected the ultimate smoothie to keep pregnancy nausea away throughout my first trimester of pregnancy. I hope that it brings the same relief during your first trimester as it did for me!
If you find yourself struggling with nausea during pregnancy, hang in there. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and it will pass. In the meantime, focus on foods that you can keep down.
Loaded with natural ways to help mitigate the nausea you may be experiencing, small sips of this smoothie may help.
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The Ultimate Morning Sickness Smoothie: Ingredients
What makes this THE ultimate morning sickness smoothie?
Rich in healthy fats, fiber and protein for blood sugar stability, it contains key nutrients to help keep the nausea at bay while providing you lasting energy to keep your spirits up and mind working throughout the day.
Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients:
Spinach is a good source of Vitamin B6, a nutrient that helps with nausea during pregnancy. While you may not be able to tolerate a spinach salad during the first trimester, throwing a handful of spinach into a smoothie may help you keep it down!
A good source of fiber and a tart and refreshing taste, green apple is a great addition to this smoothie.
Rich in healthy fats and fiber, add avocado to your smoothie to help stabilize your blood sugars. Which, in turn, can help lessen any nausea you may experience.
Flax seeds are not only a good source of healthy fats and fiber, they also contain magnesium. Adequate magnesium intake in pregnancy can help alleviate nausea.
Ginger is well known for its ability to calm an upset stomach and reduce pregnancy nausea. Fresh ginger is a must-have ingredient for your morning sickness smoothie!
For some, citrusy smells and flavors can help reduce feelings of nausea. If that’s the case for you, then orange juice is a great alternative to milk in your morning sickness smoothie. If citrus fruits upset your stomach, use 1 cup of water instead and leave out the orange juice altogether.
Consuming or inhaling lemon can help relieve nausea during pregnancy. Add a couple of squirts of lemon juice into your smoothie to help soothe your stomach.
Adding a source of protein in your morning sickness smoothie is key. Protein helps to stabilize your blood sugars.
What I love about using collagen peptides in this smoothie is that you cannot even notice they are in it! Most protein powders have a distinct taste, but collagen peptides like the brand I use here are tasteless and odorless.
For those mamas who cannot tolerate animal proteins during the first trimester, adding collagen peptides to your smoothie is a great place to start.
How to Make The Ultimate Morning Sickness Smoothie
Now that you have all of the ingredients, all you need to make this smoothie is a blender! (This is my all-time favorite single serving blender, it comes with a travel cup too. Who doesn’t love less dishes?!)
- Simply add all of the ingredients above, except for the collagen peptides, into the blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add in the collagen peptides, pulse 1-2 more times to mix it in.
- Then, enjoy!
Watch below for a quick tutorial on how to make The Ultimate Morning Sickness Smoothie!
The Ultimate Morning Sickness Smoothie
- 1 Blender
- 1 Cup Frozen Spinach
- 1 Green Apple chopped
- 1/2 Avocado pitted, sliced
- 1 Tbsp Flax Seed ground
- 1 tsp Ginger fresh, minced
- 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
- 1/2 Cup Orange Juice
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 1 scoop Collagen Peptides powder
- Add all of the above ingredients (except collagen peptides) to a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add in collagen peptides. Pulse 1-2 times to mix in.
- You can substitute banana for green apple if preferred, or depending on what you have on hand.
- Chia seeds are a good option to use as a substitute if you don’t have any flax seeds on hand.
- If citrus fruits upset your stomach, use 1 cup of water instead and leave out the orange juice altogether.
If you are struggling with nausea during pregnancy, know that you are not alone! And if you are looking for more tips on how to manage nausea during pregnancy, check out some of my tips and 5 more smoothie recipes for pregnancy nausea.
Are you looking for more guidance on healthy eating during pregnancy? Check out my Nourish Your Mamaste eBook for nutrition tips and recipes to enjoy in every trimester of your pregnancy!