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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 801.3
  • Total Fat: 99.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 37.0 mg
  • Sodium: 153.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 47.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.0 g
  • Protein: 10.2 g

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Superbaby Smoothie

Submitted by: KATIE282008

Introduction

This is a smoothie recipe I designed using whole ingredients and natural supplements for women who are trying to conceive, pregnant, or nursing! (Once you are pregnant, you will need to remove the maca)

Men will also enjoy this smoothie! It has several natural ingredients that may boost sperm health and vitality.

I have added several high-fat ingredients for their Omega-3 fatty acid content, which you may reduce or remove completely if you are not concerned about weight gain during pregnancy. Do find supplements for DHA and ALA- they are vital for a healthy baby and mother!
This is a smoothie recipe I designed using whole ingredients and natural supplements for women who are trying to conceive, pregnant, or nursing! (Once you are pregnant, you will need to remove the maca)

Men will also enjoy this smoothie! It has several natural ingredients that may boost sperm health and vitality.

I have added several high-fat ingredients for their Omega-3 fatty acid content, which you may reduce or remove completely if you are not concerned about weight gain during pregnancy. Do find supplements for DHA and ALA- they are vital for a healthy baby and mother!

Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    My nutritional data is specifically tailored to the brands I used. If you use different brands, you will need to edit their nutritional information. Especially for the supplements- their data can vary widely by brand!

    Maca root powder- stimulates the reproductive tract (is not in and of itself a source of hormones, merely boosts your body's production of them). Maca root can help regular a woman's cycle and boost men's sperm health and increase libido in both. I have added the starting amount to the basic smoothie- 1/6 of a teaspoon. Consult the manufactuer on ideal serving sizes. However, it is not recommended in pregnancy or breastfeeding mothers as it can stimulate your body to produce more estrogen.

    Spirulina powder- Excellent source of protein, vitamins, and trace elements. A kind of seawood that is harvested. It's high vitamin A content is safe for pregnancy since it is an unaltered form of beta-carotene, like you would find in carrots or other vegetables high in vitamin A.

    *Wheat germ oil- Excellent source of omega-3 oils and especially Vitamin E, which is essential in reproductive function.

    *Flax oil- Another source of omega-3 oils, can help balance LDL and HDL chloesterols

    Cod liver oil- It is important to find one that has a proper vitamin A to vitamin D ratio, and also to ensure that it uses FRESH CAUGHT FISH from mercury-free water. Barlean's, Nordic Naturals, and Carlson's are all good brands. It is an excellent source of vitamin D, something that is vital for your baby's health after birth- he will rely on your stores of vitamin D during pregnancy for the first six months of his life before he can start to process his own!

    Floradix Liquid Iron- One of the best, most easily absorbed sources of iron available! More iron than a steak dinner, and won't back you up like traditional iron pills.

    *Coconut water- Excellent source of electrolytes (useful for when you're having morning sickness!) and healthy source of fat for growing babies.

    Yogurt- I use full-cream vanilla yogurt. You may use a low-fat version of whatever you desire. Look for one that has active cultures in it, and has at least 7g of protein, and as little sugar as possible.

    Frozen fruit- you can get creative! I use blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, peaches, and mangoes. I find using unthawed frozen fruit lends a better texture than fresh. It is also easier and healthier to use frozen fruits out of season, since they are picked at the peak of ripeness, and they will be more nutritious than fruits out of season in the depths of winter, flown in from other countries.

Directions

Start by blending your yogurt and fruits together until they are about half the consistency you want. Add powders and oils and blend until smooth. Add as much coconut water as needed to achieve desired consistency. If you would like a thicker smoothie, add ice cubes.

Serving Size: Makes 6 1-cup servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KATIE282008.






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  • lovely but i hope the calorie count is not 801 - 6/23/11

    Reply from KATIE282008 (6/23/11)
    Calorie count is indeed 801 per serving. I designed it for myself- since I am about 10 pounds underweight and have very little muscle mass. However, a great deal of the calories come from Omega 3 fats which are the GOOD kind of fats. You may also reduce or remove the oils to reduce calories and fat.


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