Maternity Protein Smoothies with Kura Protein Smoothie Powder

March 25, 2016

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I’ve really tried to eat the right way during my pregnancy. One of the things I’ve focused more on during this time is protein. Pregnant women are recommended to have about 70 grams of protein a day. Protein should be an important part of your diet during pregnancy, especially during the second and third trimesters. Protein contains important amino acids that make up all of the cells in your baby’s body.

My weekday mornings are pretty hectic. I’m usually running out the door just to get to work on time. If you’re like me, what better way to start your morning with a quick and easy protein shake that’s packed with all the nutrients you need.

I’ve put together three different tasting protein shakes using Kura Protein Powders, a great tasting, premium protein powder packed with 26 vitamins and minerals and full of probiotics. It’s GMO and gluten-free, and has no added, making Kura a healthy option to add to your smoothies.

I used almond milk for all my shakes because it’s high on anti-oxidants, is a rich source of calcium, vitamins A, B12, and D, and good for the heart and bones.

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BLUEBERRY PROTEIN SHAKE

-1 cup almond milk

-1 cup frozen blueberries

-1 pouch of Kura vanilla protein

Blueberries provide important vitamins and minerals that help keep both mother and baby healthy during pregnancy. Blueberries are also packed with potassium, which is essential for blood pressure control.

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CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN SHAKE

-1 cup almond milk

-1 banana

-1 tablespoon peanut butter

-1 pouch Kura chocolate protein

Bananas are packed with calcium, potassium, are a great antioxidant and can help with constipation.

Peanut butter is great, just make sure you are not allergic to it.

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STRAWBERRY PINEAPPLE PROTEIN SHAKE

-1 cup almond milk

-1/2 cup Spinach

-1/2 cup strawberries

-1/2 cup pineapple

-1 pouch Kura berry protein

Strawberries are some of the most important fruits you can eat during your pregnancy. They are full of vitamin C, folic acid, and one study even revealed that strawberries can make your child better at spelling (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2317274/How-eating-seaweed-ice-cream-strawberries-pregnancy-make-child-better-spelling.html).

Pineapples provide iron as well as other vitamins and minerals. It can also help with morning sickness.

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These are some of my favorite smoothie recipes that I’ve been using to start my days. What are some of your favorite recipes?

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kura. The opinions and text are all mine.

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