Pregnancy Smoothies

Allow me to confess my love for smoothies. Especially during pregnancy, smoothie recipes are my absolute go-to for a nutrient-packed meal. And guess what, these are not your average smoothies, these pregnancy smoothie recipes are rich in vitamin B6 and mouthwatering.

Pregnancy Smoothies Help Maximize Your Nutrition

Why Vitamin B6?

Vitamin B6 plays an important role in the proper development of your baby’s growing nervous system and brain while pregnant. As well as, helping with early symptoms of pregnancy, like nausea.
If you wish to learn more about all the ways vitamin B6 aids for a healthy pregnancy and baby, check out APA’s article on vitamin B6 and pregnancy or our extensive breakdown of the roles of vitamin B during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Smoothies Recipes Packed with B6

Luckily, several foods that you would normally put in a smoothie are rich in vitamin B6. Unlike, nutritional yeast which has a cheesy taste yet packs 140% of your DV of B6 in 1 tablespoon.
For these recipes, we are sticking to fruits and veggie combinations that make naturally sweet-tasting smoothies.

It is highly recommended you stick to organic produce to avoid foods heavy in pesticides and or genetically modified foods with the pesticides genetically bonded to the seed of the produce.
This process attacks the intestines of the insect, liquefies it to kills them from the inside. Does not sound very yummy when you are pregnant.

Plus, ripe organic fruits and veggies taste way better!
Several different combinations of these foods will supply you with a great natural boost of B6.

Natural Food Sources of B6:

  • Bananas
  • Avocados
  • Sunflower Seeds/Seed Butter
  • Hazelnuts
  • Wheat Germ
  • Peas
  • Spinach
  • Walnuts

Try these yummy pregnancy smoothie recipes rich in vitamin B6. Let us know your favorite one or any other yummy recipes you enjoy made with vitamin B6 rich foods.

“Tropical Dream” Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 Banana
  • 1/2 ripe Avocado
  • 1-2 cups Spinach (fresh and rinsed well)
  • ½ cup Pineapple chunks (frozen or fresh)
  • ½ cup Mango chunks (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 tsp of local honey (optional)
  • 4-5 Ice cubes
  • 1 cup Coconut Water or Pineapple Juice

“Wonder Woman” Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 Banana
  • 2 tbs of Sunflower Seed Butter
  • 1 tsp of local honey
  • 1 cup Blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 2 handfuls of Spinach (fresh and rinsed well)
  • 4-5 Ice cubes
  • 1 cup Cold Cashew Milk or Flaxseed Milk (Hazelnut Milk or Almond Milk)

“Strawberry Fields” Smoothie Recipe

  • 2 handfuls of Spinach (fresh and rinsed well)
  • 1 cup Strawberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 cup Pineapple chunks (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 tbsp Sunflower Seed Butter
  • 1 tsp of local honey
  • 1 Banana (frozen or fresh)
  • 2 tsp Flax Seeds
  • 1 cup cold Cashew Milk or Flaxseed Milk (Hazelnut Milk or Almond Milk)

If you wish to read more about nutrition during pregnancy we highly recommend the following books: