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My Favorite Post-Pregnancy Smoothies for Starting My Day

06.08.2021 — Ashley

As I mentioned before, my weight loss journey post-baby hasn’t been easy, but I’m committed to feeling great while also not being too hard on myself. Part of that is obviously working out and finally getting back in the gym after so many months. And yes, because I’m human, there are days I don’t feel like exercising. But, the endorphins I get after a workout make me so happy and it’s great for my mental health. On the other hand, I’ve really been enjoying finding some new recipes to try, especially for my morning smoothie. Having a morning smoothie has always been a big part of my lifestyle and it’s something I genuinely enjoy, and after pregnancy, that’s no different.

These new recipes have allowed me to reset how I approach my mornings, while not focusing on diet culture or pressuring myself to lose post-baby weight. Diets are a short-term thing, and my focus is always on living a healthier lifestyle. When I was pregnant I obviously allowed myself to eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted, so this is just a way for me to get back to my healthier routine full of the necessary nutrients my body needs after baby. Since a lot of you always ask what my go-to smoothies are, I wanted to do another post on a few of my favorites that I’m rotating right now. These are a great way to start the day before adding on some more protein, veggies, and good carbs throughout the rest of my meals. Remember it’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle, and don’t be too hard on yourself! 

Strawberry Vanilla 

  • Half cup of frozen strawberries 
  • 8 oz. of almond milk
  • Flaxseed powder
  • Tbsp of almond butter
  • Two scoops of vegan vanilla protein

Chocolate Almond 

  • 8 oz of almond milk 
  • 1 tbsp cacao
  • Flaxseed powder 
  • Two scoops of chocolate protein 
  • 1 cup of ice 
*The following smoothies are courtesy of Kelly Leveque

Green Ginger

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder containing 20 to 30 grams of protein
  • 1 tbsp MCT oil
  • 2 tbsp acacia fiber
  • 1/4 cup of chopped cucumber
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger (or a fresh ginger turmeric shot)
  • 1-2 cups filtered water or unsweetened almond milk

Blueberry Coconut Cream

  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 2 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 8 oz vanilla almond milk

Mean Matcha 

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1-2 tbsp MCT oil
  • 1-2 tbsp chia
  • Spinach
  • 2-3 cups almond milk
  • Matcha (flavoring)

Have any morning smoothie recipes that you absolutely love? Share them with us on Instagram!

Ashley