When I was in my second trimester, I was so happy! My nausea was gone and I felt energetic! The smells around me didn’t make me sick and I could enjoy a fresh from the garden green salad. It was very hard for me being a nutritionist and chef, loving food so much but not being able to enjoy anything but grilled cheese sandwiches and pickles…crazy!
I knew that I wasn’t getting the nutrition needed for my baby or me, so here are a list of pregnancy superfoods I consumed that made me feel better, more energetic and better able to tolerate nausea.
Four Breastfeeding and Pregnancy Superfoods
E3 Live: I’ve been taking blue green algae for years and its what helps me when I don’t get enough green veggies daily. It provides 64 easily absorbed vitamins, minerals and enzymes and has more biologically active chlorophyll than any known food. It is the most nutrient dense food known to mankind.
NutraSea: Is a pharmaceutical quality fish oil with a balanced EPA/DHA ratio making it an ideal supplement for optimal health and well-being.
Hemp Protein: Organic hemp is very environmentally friendly since it is grown without pesticides and herbicides. That is very good for not just the environment, but for your health as well. Organic hemp has the optimal balance of the Omega 3 and Omega 6 Essential Fatty Acids. It is also very rich in fiber, complete protein and branch chain amino acids.
Bee pollen: Is denser in protein than any source from animals. This can provide a much safer source of protein without the worry of high intakes of saturated fats. Bee pollen is a concentrated source of the B vitamin complex – this provides energy. The vitamin B complex, along with vitamins A, C, D, E, selenium, lecithin and powerful phytochemicals (carotenoids and bioflavonoids) make bee pollen a potent source of antioxidants. The various therapeutic health benefits of bee pollen are believed to largely stem from the antioxidant and disease preventing/curing properties of bioflavonoids and carotenoids.
Always ensure that your health care practitioner is aware of the supplements that you are taking. If at any time things don’t feel right, discontinue consuming it.
Now for an easy, on the go breakfast recipe!
The Superfood Smoothie Recipe
- 2 cups of organic vanilla rice milk
- 1 frozen banana
- handful of blueberries
- handful of strawberries
- 1 teaspoon of E3Live
- 1 teaspoon of NutraSea fish oil
- 1 teaspoon of bee pollen
- 2 tablespoons of hemp protein
Buzz it together in your blender and your good to go! Yum!