Being pregnant you need to up your protein intake. I was not sure if I was getting enough daily for my sweet unborn baby and I wanted to make sure she was well nourished throughout pregnancy.
I started my search for the perfect protein powder. I am very particular: I dislike the added sweeteners like stevia because of the after taste and I wanted low to no added sugar. So many protein powders taste chalky and do not mix well. And my last complaint is trusting where the protein and added nutrients are sourced from. So I searched for organic, no sugar, good for pregnancy, and delicious, which is how I found Ritual Essential Protein Daily Shake Pregnancy & Postpartum. Ritual’s daily shake has no sugar, 20g of complete protein, 250g of choline (which is amazing for pregnancy, postpartum, and lactation), and uses only organic and clean ingredients. I drink it happily everyday and feel amazing. My energy levels increased, cravings balanced out, and my body feels strong and healthy. It’s so good I could drink it just with adding water, which I never thought I would say about a protein shake.
Ok, enough about protein powder. Here is my goto daily protein shake that is fully of anti-oxidants, thanks to the frozen wild blueberries, which are so good for brain health. As well as a healthy dose of heart healthy omega-3s and fiber from chia seeds and hemp seeds (both are also great sources of protein). The banana adds a bit of sweetness and the needed magnesium and potassium to battle those pregnancy leg cramps and constipation.
Mix all ingredients together in a blender. Layer the blender with liquid to solids for an easy mix. Blend on high until will mixed together. And enjoy.