4 Delicious Juices for Pregnant Women
Having a good diet during pregnancy is almost a guarantee that you’ll bring a healthy baby into the world. An excellent option to complement your diet is to introduce delicious juices.
A woman’s nutritional needs multiply when she carries a child in her womb, so a healthy and balanced diet is essential. It isn’t about increasing the amount of food that is ingested excessively, but improving the quality of the meals substantially.
Juices for pregnant women are ideal. Besides being a source of vitamins, they control anxiety and, therefore, weight gain. They also provide a lot of energy and help keep your skin fresh.
Surely you’ve heard of the various benefits of green juices for pregnant women. Foods that have green leaves are rich in folic acid, iron and calcium. These are essential minerals for pregnant women. Turn them into your delicious allies during pregnancy!
These vegetables can be combined with fresh fruits to prepare juices with a high content of vitamins and antioxidants.
Below you’ll find some recipes for delicious juices for pregnant women with the power of green:
1. Mango and Coconut Juice
Mix in the blender:
- 1 cup of coconut water
- 1/4 banana
- 20 grams of watercress (a small branch)
- 150 grams of ripe mango
This juice is ideal to improve intestinal functions. In addition, it is rich in magnesium, fiber, calcium, and vitamins K and C. Its ingredients contribute to the development of the baby’s immune system.
2. Rocket and Peppermint Juice
Place the following well-washed ingredients in the blender and process at high speed for about 3 minutes:
- Juice of a lemon
- 1 cup rocket
- 15 large or medium leaves of mint
- 1 cucumber without skin
- 1 cup of spinach leaves
It is recommended to drink this juice on an empty stomach about 4 times a week. The future mother must wait at least 30 minutes to have her breakfast after drinking it.
Among the benefits of this delicious juice, it can be noted that it helps to reduce fluid retention, regulate sleep and contribute to the strengthening of the pregnant woman’s immune system. It’s also rich in minerals such as tryptophan, vitamins and folic acid.
“A woman’s nutritional needs multiply when she carries a child in her womb, so a healthy and balanced diet is essential.”
3. Cabbage and Apple Juice
Place in the blender the following ingredients, previously washed and without their peel:
- 1 tablespoon of sliced ginger
- 1/2 apple, preferably green
- 1 cup of water
- Juice of half a lemon
- 3 mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon of flaxseed
- 2 leaves of cabbages, without the stem
This juice for pregnant women is rich in antioxidants, omega 3, calcium, vitamin C and iron. It is the perfect ally for memory, a natural metabolism booster, and also contributes to the development of the baby’s nervous system.
It also combats fluid retention and provides protection to the liver. Something important is that, once all the ingredients are blended, you should drink it right away. It isn’t recommended to store it to drink later.
Juice with High Fiber Content
In addition to green juices, expectant mothers have other rich options to complement their meals. For example, juices with high fiber content, which help reduce fluid retention and combat constipation.
4. Pineapple Juice
- 1 sprig of fresh parsley (with 5 or 6 leaves)
- 1/4 cucumber (it’s optional to leave or remove the skin, to the taste of the pregnant woman)
- 1 cup of pineapple, chopped into pieces
- 150 ml cup of water
- 1/2 teaspoon of ginger (salted)
- Half of a baby prickly pear
- Honey to taste
To do it, you must take the cucumber, the pineapple and the cactus, remove the skin and clean them. Then, cut them into pieces and place them in the blender adding half a cup of water little by little until the juice reaches a creamy consistency.
Once homogenous, add the branches of parsley, the grated ginger, then honey to taste until reaching the desired sweetness. Drink right away, don’t save it for later.
Cucumber and cactus will help you fight constipation. Meanwhile, the combination of pineapple and parsley provides a cluster of vitamins B6, B1 and C, as well as folic acid, which is ideal for pregnancy.
Take the test with these delicious recipes and you’ll surely become a lover of juices that combine fruits and vegetables. These healthy combinations will give you a lot of energy and help you to naturally solve some of the discomforts of pregnancy.
All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.
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- Penagos M, Berrón Pérez M, et al. El sistema inmune del recién nacido. Alergia, Asma e Inmunología Pediátricas. Agosto 2003. 12 (2): 63-68.