High Protein Low Carb Banana Smoothie Lite

Hot summer days and Morning Sickness do not always make for a comfortable mommy to be.   When you have those days where you want to settle the tummy,  keep the food you eat lite, gentle yet nutritionally strong, here’s a great, simple recipe that hits the spot.

Refreshing, easy to make, high protein, low carbs. Perfect for a hot summer day. Simple, refreshing. Not too heavy to slow you down.

Here’s the Basic Recipe shown on the video below:

8 oz water
Ice
1 Scoop of Smart Meal Vanilla Protein Mix
1/2 Banana
Dash Nutmeg to taste
1/4 c Soy Milk
1/4 c full fat plain yogurt

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

This basic recipe is perfect for a hot summer day when you want to calm the tummy if it’s been upset. The basic recipe is perfect
for that.

When you want a bit more filling smoothie, here are two adjustments to try:

1. Use basic recipe and add one more scoop of Smart Meal Vanilla Protein Mix
2. Add 1/4 cup more yogurt.

Enjoy!

Protein in your Pregnancy Diet

Why you need protein during pregnancy

The amino acids that make up protein are the building blocks of your body’s cells – and of your baby’s body as well. It’s important to get enough protein throughout your pregnancy, but especially during the second and third trimesters, when your baby is growing the fastest and your breasts and organs are getting bigger to accommodate the needs of your growing baby.

How much protein you need According to the BabyCenter Medical Advisory Board:

Pregnant women: about 70 grams (g) of protein per day

Non-pregnant women: about 45 g

You don’t have to get the recommended amount of protein every day. Instead, aim for that amount as an average over the course of a few days or a week.

Most women in the United States regularly eat more protein in a day than they need, so you probably won’t have any trouble meeting your body’s needs during pregnancy. If you don’t eat meat, you can meet your protein requirements through other sources, including dairy, beans, or soy products.

Food sources of protein

Beans are a great source of protein, as are lean meat, poultry, fish and shellfish, eggs, milk, cheese, tofu, and yogurt. While animal products contain complete proteins (all nine amino acid components) and other plant sources alone generally don’t.  Eating a variety of foods throughout the course of the day will help ensure that you get all of the amino acids you need.

Eat three or four servings of protein daily and you’ll be well on your way to eating right for a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Here are some good protein sources:

Beans, nuts, legumes

Dairy

  • 1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese: 14 g
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese: 14 g
  • 8 ounce container low-fat yogurt: 9 to 12 g
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese: 11 g
  • 1 ounce Swiss cheese: 8 g
  • 1 cup skim milk: 8 g
  • 1 ounce part-skim mozzarella cheese: 7 g
  • 1 ounce cheddar cheese: 7 g
  • 1 large fresh egg: 6 g

Meat, poultry and fish
Note that 3 ounces of meat or fish is about the size of a pack of cards.

  • 1/2 roasted chicken breast (no skin): 27 g
  • 3 ounces sockeye salmon: 23 g
  • 3 ounces trout: 23 g
  • 3 ounce lean beef hamburger patty, broiled: 21g

Caution: Not all fish are considered safe during pregnancy. Some predator fish, such as shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish should be avoided because they contain methyl mercury, a metal believed to be harmful in high doses to the growing brains of fetuses and young children. In addition, the FDA recommends that you limit your total consumption of other fish to about 12 ounces per week during pregnancy.

The signs of a protein deficiency

Weight loss, muscle fatigue, frequent infections, and severe fluid retention can be signs that you’re not getting enough protein in your diet.

 

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.

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!