The old saying “eating for two” doesn’t, of course, mean pregnant women have to eat double the amount they did pre-pregnancy. But getting all the right vitamins and minerals is certainly important, and sometimes the easiest and tastiest way to make it happen is through juices. If you have a juicer, all the goodness you need is easily accessible to you! Here is my top five of tasty juices that will boost your vitamin and mineral intake quickly.

Vitamin A Booster

fruits for healthy juicesVitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in embryonic growth. Your growing baby needs it for her heart, lungs, kidneys, eyes and bones. For an instant vitamin A boost, put three large carrots and apples into your juicer and add alfafa, kale, spinach and parsley to your juice. You can experiment with the amounts of greens you like in your juice, though larger amounts bring you more vitamin A.

Morning Sickness Juice

Morning sickness is both one of the most universal and unpleasant pregnancy signs . Because there is a large connection between low blood sugar levels and pregnancy nausea, bananas, which slowly release energy, are a good option for pregnant women who are suffering from this. Blend a couple of bananas, and add the puree to freshly made apple or orange juice. Add a small lump of fresh ginger and a few peppermint leaves. These both help reduce nausea.

Folate Fest

Women who are contemplating how to get pregnant  all know about the importance of folic acid to prevent neural tube defects like spina bifida. Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate, which is what naturally occurs in foods. For a folate-rich juice, juice three large oranges and add raw spinach, some papaya, and blend in a banana. Avocado, which is also rich in folate, can be blended into a smoothie as well.

Best of Vitamin C

Vitamin C helps your body absorb iron, which is important when you are expecting a baby. It is also needed for collagen production and some animal studies suggest that vitamin C deficiencies during pregnancy pregnancy could harm brain development. Besides, who doesn’t love citrus fruits? A classic mix is orange, grapefruit and kiwi fruit. You can also add strawberries, which are rich in vitamin C as well, to make the juice sweeter.

Make it Run Smoothly!

Are you suffering from pregnancy constipation? You are certainly not alone! Along with fibre-rich foods and plenty of water to keep you hydrated, a juice made of apples, pears and raspberries helps expectant moms prevent and cure constipation. This juice is not only good for a smoothly-running digestive system, it also tastes absolutely wonderful.

Olivia blogs about fertility, pregnancy and babies at Trying To Conceive. 

14 Responses to Top Five Juicer Recipes For Pregnant Women

  1. A comprehensive article reading on pregnancy indeed. A must read for all expectant parents. i liked it very much.

    Stella

  2. admin says:

    Thanks Stella,

    I am glad you like the article. All credit goes to Olivia, of course.

  3. Tammy Howard says:

    Some GREAT recipes here. I got to recommend them to my pregnant sister, and check out the results of consuming them on her :)

    Regards,
    Tammy of co

  4. admin says:

    Thanks Tammy on behalf of Olivia who actually wrote this article.

  5. Hi, I’m new here and I’m a young mummy. This is a very useful article that all mothers should read. When I was pregnant, I suffered from constipation. So, I ate fibre-rich foods!

  6. Mummy says:

    Hi to everyone!!! When I was pregnant, my gynecologist advised me to take supplements of folic acid, but I didn’t like to take pills. I found hard to swallow the pills. I like your idea for the folate rich-juice. Thanks a lot!

  7. admin says:

    Hi Mummy,

    For a larger list of foods you can use to prepare folate rich juices check here.

  8. Juices are good for pregnant women because they offer countless vitamins and nutrients and encourage digestive health.

  9. A comprehensive article reading on pregnancy indeed. A must read for all expectant parents. i liked it very much.

  10. Hi,

    I was searching for such an information.These juice are very good as far as the health of pregnant women is concerned.

  11. Great Resource!

    Morning sickness is common because it is the first sign of pregnancy. It can be mild, severe and exhausting, but it is something not to be scared of as there are proven home treatments to help expectant mothers manage it. All they need is just to be informed about the different signs of morning sickness and the things to do when the symptoms strike.

  12. i ever read about the effect of vitamin A for pregnant women. vitamins A is a good nutrition but if we consumed it with large portion it mean we’re on trouble especially for pregnant woman.. what i whould ask, is there any proper or exact portion for every vitamin consumed?

  13. SoonToBeMum says:

    Pregnant women should NOT have more than one sprig of parsley a day. Parsley oil has been proven to cause miscarriage.

    this info is from http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-792-PARSLEY.aspx?activeIngredientId=792&activeIngredientName=PARSLEY
    and from The Juicing Bible

  14. admin says:

    Hi Soon to be mom. You are right, in order to be on the safe side it is better to avoid ingesting too much of parsley. The same holds also during the breast-feeding period.

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