Peppermint Oil for Soothing the Tummy and Minty Treats

Peppermint-OilPeppermint is a North American grown herb that contains no caffeine.

Quite often, peppermint is consumed after meals as the oils stimulate the flow of bile to the stomach and helps relieve gas pains. Additionally, it has been reported and written that peppermint sweetens the breath and calms the digestive system, plus it helps heartburn, stomach ache and nausea, stomach cramps, gas, flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea  and bloating.   With morning sickness, it can also help with freshening the mouth while calming the stomach.

I keep a bottle of this oil with me in my purse and another at home. That way I am always ready for a pick me up in my water.  I can make pure peppermint tea and I also have made some great recipes for chocolate mint protein shakes, protein puddings and other treats with this oil.

Peppermint Oil supports healthy digestion. This popular flavoring has a variety of uses in herbology. A couple of drops can be added to a glass of water or a cup of hot water for a soothing, refreshing after-meal drink. (Watch video below to see how easy it is to make a tea.)

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) has been used to help promote digestion and has cooling and stimulating properties. Many people put a touch of Peppermint Oil on the temples.

While other manufacturers may be tempted to sell oil of cornmint or menthol as peppermint oil, Nature’s Sunshine sells only pure, unadulterated peppermint oil. A little goes a long way.

Add 1–2 drops to 8 oz. hot (tea) or cold water for a refreshing after-meal drink.

HOW TO ORDER:

1. Click on the Add To Cart button shown above.

2. You will go to the special RxNaturally store for NaturesSunshine

3.  You can fill your cart with the protein shakes and check out, or, you can come back to the NMS site and add more of the items shown here for pregnancy.

4. If this is your first time ordering, you’ll be asked to provide a sponsor number so you can get special savings.  The Sponsor information for RxNaturally is: Debbra Sweet. It should auto populate when you set up your own account the first time.  If not, simply type it in to get the savings.

5.  For great savings, and convenience to have healthy food delivered to you from Natures Sunshine each month, you can choose the auto ship. This option provides an easy way for you to always have your products on hand. 

If you need assistance with your order, email me or call me. We can set up a time to place your order together. As a Certified Herb Specialist with NSP you get support and coaching from me and my team at no cost to you!

 

NOTE: It works well for IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome – but people with GERD will worsen their problems with this. It is advised that pregnant or nursing mothers use peppermint teas with moderation. Natures Sunshine’s Peppermint Oil is pure and potent. Only a drop or two are needed.

 

Protein Bars in Pregnancy

protein bars home madeOne thing that can come up often whether you are pregnant or not- is eating on the run. Hectic, busy schedules that now is the norm for most people creates a situation where the habit to feed our hunger is to go through the drive through or grab a bite of something at a convenient store.

Studies have been done on why people eat this way- and it’s interesting to share that it’s not for taste, not for saving money … but purely for the convenience.

The downside to this way of eating is that you can quickly pack on unwanted pounds, it does cost more and for all the time you spend driving and sitting in the check out line… it actually is not so convenient.

I have found that it’s actually way more convenient to make healthy, quick, nutrient rich foods at home that are great for the grab and go lifestyle.   Some of my favorite are home made, easy to make protein bars.

On this site I’ll share some recipes that are nutrient packed, tasty and easy to make. These are simple for having a healthy meal on the go.  When you are pregnant, some of these will help you get the extra calories you need while avoiding unnecessary chemicals that can make you nauseous. The Protein Powder I use in the recipes will either be the Vanilla Smart Meal or the Chocolate Smart Meal.

Check back often for updated recipes.

Pregnancy Protein Bar Recipes:

Peanut Butter Vanilla Oat Protein Bars

High Quality Vanilla Protein for Shakes and Pregnancy Food

Smart-Meal-Protein-VanillaProtein Vanilla Shakes – SmartMeal

During pregnancy it is important to increase your quality protein intake.  Added protein keeps you strong and helps your baby grow healthy.  Amino acids from the protein are part of the building blocks needed for strong cells.

The Smart Meal Protein Vanilla Powder is a great addition to your daily protein intake. You can use this as a shake, add fruit to it and make a protein smoothie. You can even experiment with recipes and make healthy home made protein bars, puddings, breakfast foods and more. Simply add a scoop of the Smart Meal Vanilla Powder to favorite foods and easily increase your quality protein intake without adding extra chemicals, unhealthy fats or fillers.

Smart Meal Vanilla Protein Powder Benefits:

  • Provides 15 grams of protein plus essential amino acids per serving to build muscle and boost metabolism.
  • May help contribute to a feeling of fullness.
  • Supports cardiovascular health (provides 200 mg essential omega-3 fatty acids per serving).
  • Contains nutrients for energy.
  • Provides 35% of the recommended Daily Value for 18 vitamins and minerals, plus beneficial levels of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.

HOW TO ORDER:

1. Click on the add to cart button shown above.

2. You will go to the special RxNaturally store for NaturesSunshine

3.  You can fill your cart with the protein shakes and check out, or, you can come back to the NMS site and add more of the items shown here for pregnancy.

4. If this is your first time ordering, you’ll be asked to provide a sponsor number so you can get special savings.  The Sponsor information for RxNaturally is: Debbra Sweet. It should auto populate when you set up your own account the first time.  If not, simply type it in to get the savings.

5.  For great savings, and convenience to have healthy food delivered to you from Natures Sunshine each month, you can choose the auto ship. This option provides an easy way for you to always have your products on hand. 

If you need assistance with your order, email me or call me. We can set up a time to place your order together. As a Certified Herb Specialist with NSP you get support and coaching from me and my team at no cost to you!

SmartMeal Nutritional Shake Mix is a delicious healthful drink. One serving provides 15 grams of protein and 35% of the recommended Daily Value for 17 vitamins and minerals, plus beneficial levels of calcium, phosphorus, vitamin D and magnesium. Use it as a meal replacement as a healthful snack anytime throughout the day.

Description:

Nutritional Shake Mix
Natural Vanilla Flavor
Net Wt. 1 lb. 1.98 oz. (510 grams)

Recommended Usage:

Mix two level scoops of powder (34g) in approximately 8 oz. of water or milk, or to taste, then shake and enjoy. Blend with your favorite fruits for a unique flavor, or add supplements, like fiber, for more nutritional benefit.

Blend with water or milk.  Add some ice for thicker shake.  Try your shake with other fruits for variety and to ensure you get different fruits throughout the week.

Enjoy Chocolate (one of my favorites), and Chai Latte.

Do not use these to lose weight during pregnancy. This makes a great protein shake to help make sure you get enough calories. Adding extra fruit will help make sure you get your fruits and vegetables in daily.

As a healthy snack: Enjoy one shake per day as part of a general health and nutrition regimen.
The soy protein in this formula is non-GMO, and provides all of the essential amino acids that your body needs, which makes it a great complement to a vegetarian diet.

Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 25 grams of soy protein per day may reduce the risk of heart disease. One serving of SmartMeal™ contains 15 grams of soy protein.*

This product also contains one gram of organic cold pressed flax seed per serving, which offers 200mg of omega 3 essential fatty acids. The flax in this formula may also contribute to a feeling of fullness.*
This product meets the 2.5 Protein Efficiency Rating (PER) for a high quality protein.
Product of U.S.A.
Scoop Included

 

Pregnancy Eating with Vegetarian Whole Food Protein

Love-and-Peas-Protein A blend of 20 grams of pea protein from split yellow peas and a host of other nourishing whole foods is what makes Love and Peas scrumptious and nutritious.

Pea protein is a source of natural, plant-based protein. Recent studies show that pea protein supports the urinary system and is effective in helping to maintain blood pressure levels that are already in the normal range.

Love and Peas is an alternative for those seeking an allergen-free protein source, and its alkalizing properties and low glycemic index are appealing to those who prefer a low-sugar diet.*

We simply could not resist calling this blend of healthful goodness Love and Peas. You will love the whole foodstuffs blended with a full 20 grams of Pea Protein in this meal replacement mix.*

 

Benefits:
• Provides 20 grams of vegetable protein per serving.
• Is free from common allergens, dairy, lactose and gluten.
• Contains a powerful antioxidant blend.
• Offers a balanced amino acid profile.
• Is certified vegan.

NSP Love and Peas is free from common allergens, and is dairy-free, lactose-free and gluten-free. This product is Vegan Certified (a very stringent certification). Love and Peas also contains plant-based enzymes to help break down protein for better absorption.

Mix 2 level scoops (45 g) of Love and Peas powder with approximately 12–16 ounces of cold water, or mix to taste.
For best results, use a shaker or blender to mix. You can also order a Power Shaker for great mixing.

HOW TO ORDER:

1. Click on the Add To Cart button shown above.

2. You will go to the special RxNaturally store for NaturesSunshine

3.  You can fill your cart with the protein shakes and check out, or, you can come back to the NMS site and add more of the items shown here for pregnancy.

4. If this is your first time ordering, you’ll be asked to provide a sponsor number so you can get special savings.  The Sponsor information for RxNaturally is: Debbra Sweet. It should auto populate when you set up your own account the first time.  If not, simply type it in to get the savings.

5.  For great savings, and convenience to have healthy food delivered to you from Natures Sunshine each month, you can choose the auto ship. This option provides an easy way for you to always have your products on hand. 

If you need assistance with your order, email me or call me. We can set up a time to place your order together. As a Certified Herb Specialist with NSP you get support and coaching from me and my team at no cost to you!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Yummy Pregnancy Soups With Quality Protein

Pregnancy SoupsYummy Pregnancy Soups

Creamy, comforting soups are great for healthy meals during pregnancy.  Soups are easy to make at home and are so much better for you and your baby.

I have shared some great recipes for soups that are tasty, simple to make, flavorful and can provide a whollop of nutrition throughout your pregnancy.  They are also great for meals after your baby is born.

Soups don’t have to be just for lunch or dinner. You may find that some of these soups will work for a soothing way to start your day.

I love to cook and bake from scratch. Like most people, I like quick, easy and tasty recipes.   A quick note to share: since these soups are made without artificial chemicals and preservatives, you’ll want to eat them within a couple days. Also,  many of the soups I make are deceptively filling because they are nutritionally dense. :)   So… eat one bowl at a time then let your belly sit for a bit to make sure whether you are still actually hungry before you eat another bowl.

Many of these recipes I have on the site include protein to give you other ways to add variety to your food intake daily. The protein in the soups will also help you and baby be strong and healthy.   You will find a blend of recipes that have meat for protein along with vegetarian based soups.  I have lived as a vegetarian for over 20 years and I share some of my favorite recipes that are high protein and controlled carbs.

Some of the recipes will include using the Vanilla Smart Meal Protein found on this site.

Here on NoMorningSickness.com you’ll learn about healthy eating during your pregnancy and  after.  Enjoy the soups and check back often for more recipes.

 

 

Pregnancy Food Snacks Tofu-Moo-Carob

Pregnany Protein Tofu-Moo-Carob

Love rich, creamy hot chocolate? Want the flavor and feel without the sugars and additives? Tofu Moo Carob is the solution.

A longtime favorite of mine and my customers, Tofu Moo Carob is the perfect reward at the end of the day, after exercise or whenever you choose! You can make an amazing cup of warm tofu moo carob and have a healthy  hot chocolate  experience. You can also mix it up cold for a refreshing, healthful drink. Whether you drink this soy protein based drink, you will not only tantalize your taste buds, you will know you are drinking a healthy beverage for you and baby.

Tofu Moo supports your vital nutrition. This drink mix comes from tofu, a soybean product that originated in the Orient. Soybeans are known for their many health benefits. Tofu Moo (powdered tofu) tastes similar to milk but contains no lactose—good news for the estimated 70 percent of the world’s population that is lactose-intolerant.

Tofu Moo is low-fat, cholesterol-free and low in sodium. One 8-ounce serving contains 50 percent of the Daily Value for calcium. Tofu Moo also contains phosphorus and potassium. In addition, Tofu Moo Carob contains vitamins A and D. Tofu Moo is a healthful addition to the daily diet. It can be mixed with water for a tasty drink, substituted for milk or added to recipes. Carob Tofu Moo contains no hydrogenated oils.

For single serving: Add 1 scoop of powder to 6 oz. of hot or cold water. Stir briskly until dissolved, then add enough water to make 8 ounces.  When you need an extra bit of healthy fuel and crave a wonderfully smooth flavor- these are the way to go! (They are also a great treat when you want chocolate too!!)

Choose from Chocolate , or Natural Tofu Moo.

Best recommended use: one a day.

Other Information:

All-Natural
Fat-Free
Calcium Rich with Vitamins A & D

Non-GMO Soy    •    No Sucrose    •    No Hydrodenated Oils

NOTE: Not to be used as an infant formula.

HOW TO ORDER:

1. Click on the Add To Cart button shown above.

2. You will go to the special RxNaturally store for NaturesSunshine

3.  You can fill your cart with the protein shakes and check out, or, you can come back to the NMS site and add more of the items shown here for pregnancy.

4. If this is your first time ordering, you’ll be asked to provide a sponsor number so you can get special savings.  The Sponsor information for RxNaturally is: Debbra Sweet. It should auto populate when you set up your own account the first time.  If not, simply type it in to get the savings.

5.  For great savings, and convenience to have healthy food delivered to you from Natures Sunshine each month, you can choose the auto ship. This option provides an easy way for you to always have your products on hand. 

If you need assistance with your order, email me or call me. We can set up a time to place your order together. As a Certified Herb Specialist with NSP you get support and coaching from me and my team at no cost to you!


High Protein, Low Carb Healthy Chocolate Snack

Smart-Meal-Protein-Chocolat

Chocolate is a long time favorite flavor for many people. When you are pregnant one of the best things to do for you and baby is try to limit the refined sugars found in most processed foods.

If you love chocolate, want good nutrition, great flavor and want to limit sugar… what is a great choice for all that?  SmartMeal Chocolate Protein Mix.

SmartMeal Chocolate Nutritional Shake Mix is a delicious healthful drink. One serving provides 15 grams of protein and 35% of the recommended Daily Value for 17 vitamins and minerals, plus beneficial levels of calcium, phosphorus, vitamin D and magnesium. Use it as a  a healthful snack anytime throughout the day. Each drink is only 130–140 calories.

The great tasting shakes are soy based, have flax to help with keeping the bowels moving, and contain 15 total grams of protein per shake.

These shakes are amazing and versatile!  I love to make these for an easy, refreshing and filling meal.  You can just add water and shake them up, put them in a blender with ice for a thicker shake, or even make them and freeze them for an ‘icy treat’!

During pregnancy  you could add some extra fruit (maybe blend the chocolate shake with some sliced banana) and make a yummy smoothie. You can also experiment with adding this to other recipes to add chocolate flavor and protein to your food intake. (I like to make a chocolate or chocolate mint pudding using this protein as part of the recipe.)

SmartMeal provides 2 grams of dietary fiber per serving, plus cold-pressed, organic flax seed that offers 200 mg of beneficial omega-3 essential fatty acids. Flax seed may help contribute to a feeling of fullness. SmartMeal provides 15 grams of protein from soy protein isolate, pea protein isolate, golden chlorella protein, and only contains natural flavors.

Mix 2 level scoops of powder in approximately 8 ounces of water or milk (or to taste), then shake and drink.    During pregnancy, getting quality protein and nutrition throughout the day is important.  This high protein, low carb healthy chocolate snack shake is a great way to make getting your nutrition easy.

Enjoy Chocolate (one of my favorites), Vanilla (yes… it’s very good),and Chai.

Do not use these to lose weight during pregnancy. This makes a great protein shake to help make sure you get enough calories. Adding extra fruit will help make sure you get your fruits in daily.

HOW TO ORDER:

1. Click on the add to cart button shown above.

2. You will go to the special RxNaturally store for NaturesSunshine

3.  You can fill your cart with the protein shakes and check out, or, you can come back to the NMS site and add more of the items shown here for pregnancy.

4. If this is your first time ordering, you’ll be asked to provide a sponsor number so you can get special savings.  The Sponsor information for RxNaturally is: Debbra Sweet. It should auto populate when you set up your own account the first time.  If not, simply type it in to get the savings.

5.  For great savings, and convenience to have healthy food delivered to you from Natures Sunshine each month, you can choose the auto ship. This option provides an easy way for you to always have your products on hand. 

If you need assistance with your order, email me or call me. We can set up a time to place your order together. As a Certified Herb Specialist with NSP you get support and coaching from me and my team at no cost to you!


Grab & Go Vegetables that Satisify during Pregnancy

Green-Zone

Pregnancy Diet Green-Zone

Need Your Greens? Don’t have time for a salad? Want the convenience of Grab & Go Meals while getting healthy vegetables in daily?

Ultimate Green Zone is your solution.

You’ve heard for years ‘Eat Your Vegetables’. Not every one likes them, and we don’t always have the time to make (or sit down to eat) a healthy salad.  If you are one of those who do not really like veggies, but you want to take care of yourself and your baby, this is a great way to do do that.  For eating on the go, simply mix up your Green Zone drink and take it with you.  Veggies when you want them. Quick, fast, convenient and affordable. ( It’s only about $1 per drink.)

The Ultimate Green Zone  is Powerful Whole Food Nutrition. It provides a great balance of important vegetables that feed our cells healthy nutrition and it helps to balance out the body so our immune system is stronger. When you are pregnant, being as healthy as you can helps your baby grow healthy too.

Much of the food we eat creates an acidic condition in our body. This weakens our immune system and can make us feel sluggish. It also makes it easier for us to get sick. The vitamins and minerals found in the Ultimate Green Zone help balance the body to make us stronger and less likely to be sick.  The vegetables used in this drink help cleanse the body gently. The fiber in it helps to keep the bowels moving- thus, it can help relieve pregnancy constipation.

Ultimate GreenZone®  supports your Vital Nutrition.  Ultimate GreenZone features protein-rich grains such as quinoa, amaranth seeds, brown rice, millet and spirulina, as well as the ancient Aztec seed chia (Salvia hispanica) that provides unsaturated omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It also contains nutrient-rich greens such as kale, broccoli, alfalfa, chlorophyll, artichoke, asparagus, parsley, spinach and chlorella—plus carrots, beets, acerola fruit, lemon bioflavonoids and flax hull lignans to help supplement and alkalize the diet.

Each serving provides 1 gram of a proprietary prebiotic fiber blend (scFOS) that helps feed the body’s friendly bacteria, plus enzymes to support digestion. Ultimate GreenZone tastes better than before.

Benefits:
• Enhances bodily functions, especially elimination.
• Improves overall immunity.
• Helps the body normalize cholesterol levels.
• Provides a meal that is easily absorbed and metabolized into energy.
• Contains a full array of nutrients the body needs from grains.
• Is pH-balancing.

RECOMMENDATION: Mix one heaping scoop (12.3 g) in 8 oz of water or juice.

HOW TO ORDER:

1. Click on the Add To Cart button shown above.

2. You will go to the special RxNaturally store for NaturesSunshine

3.  You can fill your cart with the protein shakes and check out, or, you can come back to the NMS site and add more of the items shown here for pregnancy.

4. If this is your first time ordering, you’ll be asked to provide a sponsor number so you can get special savings.  The Sponsor information for RxNaturally is: Debbra Sweet. It should auto populate when you set up your own account the first time.  If not, simply type it in to get the savings.

5.  For great savings, and convenience to have healthy food delivered to you from Natures Sunshine each month, you can choose the auto ship. This option provides an easy way for you to always have your products on hand. 

If you need assistance with your order, email me or call me. We can set up a time to place your order together. As a Certified Herb Specialist with NSP you get support and coaching from me and my team at no cost to you!

Nutritional Information:

Description:
Powerful Whole Food Nutrition
Natural Taste – Unsweetened
Whole Food Dietary Supplement
NET WT. 13 OZ. (369 GRAMS)
Recommended Usage:

 

Healthy Pregnancy Vitamin Drink

Pregnancy-Food-Vita-Lemon

Vita Lemon is beneficial for vital nutrition.

As an occasional beverage during pregnancy, Vita Lemon makes use of one of nature’s finest (and most tart) creations. Vita Lemon contains a healthful amount of fiber, including guar gum, microcrystalline cellulose, citrus pectin and xanthan gum. Fiber has been directly linked to colon health.

A one-scoop serving of Vita Lemon provides at least 10 percent of the Daily Value of vitamins A, C, D, B6, B12, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, biotin and pantothenic acid.

For a refreshing pick-me-up: Mix one scoop of powder in 8 oz. of water. Stir briskly or blend in electric blender. Drink immediately.

 

HOW TO ORDER:

1. Click on the add to cart button shown above.

2. You will go to the special RxNaturally store for NaturesSunshine

3.  You can fill your cart with the protein shakes and check out, or, you can come back to the NMS site and add more of the items shown here for pregnancy.

4. If this is your first time ordering, you’ll be asked to provide a sponsor number so you can get special savings.  The Sponsor information for RxNaturally is: Debbra Sweet. It should auto populate when you set up your own account the first time.  If not, simply type it in to get the savings.

5.  For great savings, and convenience to have healthy food delivered to you from Natures Sunshine each month, you can choose the auto ship. This option provides an easy way for you to always have your products on hand. 

If you need assistance with your order, email me or call me. We can set up a time to place your order together. As a Certified Herb Specialist with NSP you get support and coaching from me and my team at no cost to you!

Note:  While you are pregnant, do not order the calorie burning herbs.  You may wish to consult with your doctor when taking these vitamins and supplements.

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