Almond Smoothie - Prenatal Power Drink Recipe

Although pregnancy is the time to eat healthy without any weight loss diet, morning sickness and food aversions keep one from having proper meals. There are some essential nutrients required during pregnancy for the normal development of the baby. Having healthy ingredients in the form of your favourite dish is one way of having nutritional boost during pregnancy, for instance adding almonds, flax seeds and dates to smoothie

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Almond smoothies give nourishment to the growing baby and the expectant mother. The healthy fat provides energy and the rich fibre content helps to alleviate constipation. Dates are added to the smoothie for sweetness; however, it is also rich in iron and vitamins. This prenatal power drink also helps to maintain the fluid balance and completes the morning breakfast.

Almond Smoothie – Recipe

It is simple and takes only 10 minutes to prepare.

Ingredients:
  • ½ cup skinned almonds
  • 4-5 dates, seeds removed
  • A pinch of cardamom and saffron
  • ½ teaspoon of flax seeds, grounded
  • 1 cup of water
Method:
  • Soak the almonds overnight and remove the skin in the morning or pour some boiling water till it covers the almonds for 5 minutes, the skins will slide off.
  • Discard the skin and place it in a blender with sufficient water. Blend till it becomes smooth.
  • Now add dates, grounded flax, cardamom and saffron to the mixture and blend it again.
  • Add ice, if you prefer it cold.
  • Drink it fresh or carry it in a shaker.

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