A great addition to scrambled eggs, which provides your body with protein or even your favorite multigrain cereal, which provides your body with fiber and vitamins is a fruit smoothie. It is delicious, filling and loaded with great vitamins your body needs during pregnancy. It is also a great way for a child 1 year or older to receive an array of fruit in one sitting. Who knew something so yummy could be so healthy?
Mango, Orange, Apple Smoothie Recipe
1 medium mango
1 medium orange
1-3-cup applesauce, preferably no sugar added or natural
1-2-cup cleaned baby spinach (optional)
1/4-cup cold water or crushed ice (alter to accommodate thickness preference)
Place all ingredients in a blender on the puree setting
This recipe can be doubled and lasts up a day or 2 in your fridge.
Breakdown of the vitamins in this recipe.
According to livestrong.com
A cup of mango is about 100 calories and provides your body with,
Calcium, 16 mg, for healthy bones
Vitamin E, 1.85 mg, an antioxidant for immune function
Vitamin A, 63 mcg, for vision, bone growth and healthy skin
A medium orange is about 60 calories and provides your body with,
Vitamin B1 or Thiamine, helps body process protein, fat and carbohydrates
Vitamin B2 or Riboflavin, converts carbohydrates into fuel and activates vitamin B6 and folic acid
Vitamin B3 or Niacin, processes alcohol, forms fats from carbohydrates, and regulates cholesterol
Vitamin B5 or Panthotenic Acid, helps the body get energy from fats, synthesizes cholesterol, and helps activate adrenal glands
Vitamin B9 or Folate, helps the body to produce red blood cells
Vitamin B6, regulates moods and mental processes by helping to form neurotransmitters, dopamine, hormones, melatonin, and serotonin.
Vitamins A and E, see above
1/3-cup of apple sauce is about 35 calories and provides your body with,
Fiber, helps with digestion
Vitamin , helps the immune system
Spinach is about 5 calories per half a cup and provides your body with
Vitamins A, C, E and B Vitamins and Calcium, see above
Iron, which helps provide oxygen to your cells and combats against fatigue
(http://www.livestrong.com, Demand Media, Inc., 2013)
This recipe is not intended to replace a meal; it is intended to be enjoyed either with a meal or alone as a snack.