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post #41 of 322
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Originally Posted by OakTreeMom View Post

Mmmmm Smoothies.  I had one this morning and it helped my queasy trek to work.  It was strawberry banana.  Yum.  I take soy milk (I add till I get the texture right), strawberries, 1 banana (frozen), one container of sf/ ff vanilla yogurt (i think it is about 6oz), and I blend it together with a scoop of protein powder.  Then I add the soy milk until the texture is creamy enough for me.  You can vary this with any fruit you want.  Berries, you can add OJ for a orange creamsicle flavor, you can add peanut butter and cocoa powder, you can add a different flavor of yogurt, you can add coconut water (a natural electrolyte).  I have even added spinich!  You cannot taste it when it is blended up with the fruit and protein powder.  (trust me!)

 

You can find a lot of books at the library about smoothies and if you want to drop the $$, amazon.com has several.  I just tend to fly by the seat of my pants and add either what I have or what sounds good!  Have fun!

 

Now where did I put my hummus.....Sheepish.gif


Thank you!

 

Does anybody know which protein powder is good/safe during pregnancy? And what about flax seed oil? Is that safe to put in a smoothie during preg? 

post #42 of 322

I've had 2 aversions... the smell of tap water (especially in the shower) and coffee smell.  My husband made his coffee this morning and I had to leave the room to keep from getting sick.

 

Haven't had any cravings yet other than what I already tend to crave.

post #43 of 322

Kewpie - I'm always with my coffee cup.  Always.  But this morning?  No way!  Just like you, even just the smell of dh's coffee breath was too much.

 

I always giggle at those HUGE tubs of hummus at Costco and wonder who could possibly eat that much hummus?  Now I know.  My ddc orngbiggrin.gif

 

Today I can't seem to drink enough orange juice. 

And I'm baking again.  Which is kind of sad since I didn't even cook dinner last night hide.gif

post #44 of 322

 I just wing it with smoothies. I use strawberries, bananas and blueberries almost all the time. Sometimes I add raspberries, blackberries and peaches - if I have any in the freezer (always buy a ton of fruit in the summer and then freeze). I toss in either vanilla ice cream or milk. Sometimes I add orange juice. I almost always add a teaspoon of coconut oil. Mmmmmm. Every now and then I will throw in a spoonful of my son's plain yogurt as long as I have myself convinced that I can't taste it.

 

 Oh God, I want a smoothie so bad. And I never did get to stop for hummus. On the list for later today. I'm also dying for one of those "pinwheel" steaks. It's just a thing steak that's rolled up with bacon. Mmm. Heart attack...but so freakin' good.

 

 I still want a bagel.

post #45 of 322

 

Does this sound good to anybody else or am I nuts? Obviously I'd cut the ingredients way down since this serves four but still...seems good and healthy? Maybe with a bit of ice in it though...

 

 

Loaded with protein to satiate your appetite and fiber to keep you full and regular – this breakfast shake you will help you eat less throughout the day! For a beauty bonus, the flaxseed oil adds some extra shine to your hair.


Ingredients

Serves 4

1 banana

1 cup frozen raspberries

1 cup orange juice

1 container non-fat strawberry yogurt

8 baby carrots

Handful fresh spinach

2 tsp flaxseed oil

2 scoops vanilla protein powder (any brand)

¼ cup dry oatmeal

 

Directions

Combine all ingredients in blender with ice. Blend until smooth and serve.

 

SCRATCH the protein powder. I'm reading it's a no no during pregnancy. 


Edited by lovingmommyhood - 12/8/10 at 12:09pm
post #46 of 322
Don't know much about protein powder in pregnancy. For me though, I'd rather just eat the protein in the form of meat, fish, eggs, etc. And personally, I'd stay away from anything fat free or low fat, anything that's been meddled with, rather eat it in the form nature intended! Fats are very important to us and our growing babes. If you're worried about piling on excess weight during pregnancy, then cutting the processed carbs will prevent that and make you a lot healthier. I'd put regular full fat yoghurt as the flavoured ones will be packed with sugar and with a banana in there it'll be plenty sweet enough. Just my 0.02.
post #47 of 322

Smoothies are the only thing I can handle before 10/11am. After that it's on to the hummus! lol.gif I make mine with a small container of organic vanilla yogurt, organic frozen strawberries & blueberries, organic milk, local raw honey, cinnamon, and organic baby spinach.

 

I'm getting sick of food not sounding good. I'm sitting here trying to figure out what to make for dinner, but I'm not wanting anything! I'm down 3 lbs from when I got my BFP. I feel like I have to force feed myself.

post #48 of 322
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Originally Posted by lovingmommyhood View Post

 

Does this sound good to anybody else or am I nuts? Obviously I'd cut the ingredients way down since this serves four but still...seems good and healthy? Maybe with a bit of ice in it though...

 

 

Loaded with protein to satiate your appetite and fiber to keep you full and regular – this breakfast shake you will help you eat less throughout the day! For a beauty bonus, the flaxseed oil adds some extra shine to your hair.


Ingredients

Serves 4

1 banana

1 cup frozen raspberries

1 cup orange juice

1 container non-fat strawberry yogurt

8 baby carrots

Handful fresh spinach

2 tsp flaxseed oil

2 scoops vanilla protein powder (any brand)

¼ cup dry oatmeal

 

Directions

Combine all ingredients in blender with ice. Blend until smooth and serve.

 

SCRATCH the protein powder. I'm reading it's a no no during pregnancy. 


I drink protein powder shakes (I chose the one with the least amount of ingredients).  No soy.  Just whey protein and some other things.  They all seem to have sucralose (splenda) in them, but I've read that's ok.  Do you mind sharing where you read that it's a no-no during pregnancy?
 

post #49 of 322

I think it is just best to avoid all processed foods during pregnancy as much as possible, and those protein drinks are extremely manufactured, even if you get the Whole Foods types.

 

Even stevia should be used lightly in pregnancy, so Splenda and other sweeteners are no-nos, too. But I wouldn't eat those even when not pregnant.

 

But we are pretty committed to whole foods (lower case) organic eating as much as possible.

 

post #50 of 322

I do add protein powder to my smoothies -- I have to.  I just won't get enough protein without it.  I use a blend of rice and pea protein.  I used to use soy protein but realized how heavy my diet was in soy and took that out.  I try to use almond milk instead of soy milk, too (but admittedly I like soy milk and we always have that on hand).  

 

I think I may start doing smoothies in the morning.  Something cold and fruity and filling sounds nice.

 

Last night I feel asleep thinking all I want to eat was a turkey sandwich with mayo.  I knew I had tofurkey slices, mayo and whole wheat bread in the kitchen but I was too tired to move let alone make a sandwich.  It was like 11:30 pm!!  I woke up this morning salivating for it!  I made it first thing, took two bites that were heaven -- and the third bite made me gag and almost barf.  Oh well!  LOL!  Here we gooooo!

 

I think this baby wants meat.  Gonna be a long couple of months, I'm telling you.  You guys are going to have to suffer through all my posts about this!!

post #51 of 322

Yes this is what I found when reading up on it. I'm sorry, I didn't think to even grab a link. They said it's hard to know exactly what's in them and the artificial sweeteners are in there too. shrug.gif
 

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Originally Posted by xmasbaby7 View Post

I think it is just best to avoid all processed foods during pregnancy as much as possible, and those protein drinks are extremely manufactured, even if you get the Whole Foods types.

 

Even stevia should be used lightly in pregnancy, so Splenda and other sweeteners are no-nos, too. But I wouldn't eat those even when not pregnant.

 

But we are pretty committed to whole foods (lower case) organic eating as much as possible.

 

post #52 of 322

Yeah, I keep reading differing things about sweeteners.  Stevia is ok, stevia is not okay and untested, stevia is better because it's natural.  I always try to avoid artificial sweeteners but sometimes they sneak up on you! 

 

Baby_Cakes - Where do you get the rice and pea protein powder?  I too worry about not getting enough protein, even though I am a meat-eater.  I just don't eat it very often, and 70 grams a day is hard to get up to!

 

Anyone have any suggestions on getting enough protein?  I eat pretty much everything, and have been trying to add more dairy and beans to my diet.  Plus I have been eating red meat once a week (which I normally only eat maybe once a month).

post #53 of 322

I use a rice and pea protein and I cant remember the name of it (preg. brain anyone???)  But I will get it tonight and pass it along.  I love it and it makes my smoothies really thick and creamy.  I did buy it at my local Rite-Aid. (for those of you who don't have this store, it is a drug store like Walgreens)  It is vanilla flavored and tastes great.  I think it is sweetened with stevia though.   I will check.  But if you add a banana or honey to your smoothie you should be fine.

 

Mmmm this morning it was my morning smoothie and then I thought an apple would be good.  So I go to the grocery (for apples) and came out with an apple turnover, grapes, cheese- its, two kinds of juice, and a lunch portion of amy's frozen lasagna.  Whaaaabag.gif

 

Not to mention last night I went to church and the youth were popping popcorn in a popcorn machine.  My brain went into overload and I had to have some!  So I ran in and grabbed a cup and ate it real fast as I was walking down the hall to my classroom, because I did not have enough to share with all of my kiddos.  I looked like a chipmunk when I walked in.

post #54 of 322
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Originally Posted by Maurine View Post

Yeah, I keep reading differing things about sweeteners.  Stevia is ok, stevia is not okay and untested, stevia is better because it's natural.  I always try to avoid artificial sweeteners but sometimes they sneak up on you! 

 

Baby_Cakes - Where do you get the rice and pea protein powder?  I too worry about not getting enough protein, even though I am a meat-eater.  I just don't eat it very often, and 70 grams a day is hard to get up to!

 

Anyone have any suggestions on getting enough protein?  I eat pretty much everything, and have been trying to add more dairy and beans to my diet.  Plus I have been eating red meat once a week (which I normally only eat maybe once a month).



DH orders it from trueprotein.com.  They can make many different blends w/o sweeteners, etc.  I like it b/c then I can add whatever sweetener I want, or just fruit.

 

And I need tips too.  I'm living off boca nuggets/gardein nuggets, tofurkey slices, nuts, beans, peanut butter.  OMG!!

post #55 of 322

At Trader Joe's there is a great brand of bread made Milton's that has 5 g of protein and fiber per slice, so even a veg sandwich can add up.

 

Add nuts, beans and seeds to every salad: sesame, sunflower, pumpkin, etc. Buy those naughty coated walnuts if you have to. : )

 

70 to 90 grams seems like a lot, but when I tracked protein my last pregnancy, I was always eating more than I realized.


Edited by xmasbaby7 - 12/9/10 at 4:37pm
post #56 of 322
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Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes View Post

OMG with this protein thing!  I don't want ANYTHING ELSE!!  I opened a can of kidney beans, rinsed them, and started eating them!  OMG!!  



Mmm, that was one of my childhood snacks and I still eat them from time to time. With oil and vinegar, maybe some chopped onions. Even though it sounds gross to me at this moment...



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Ursa, those fries sound sooooo good to me right now... I think you just inspired a new craving in me. yummy.gif

 

Almost nothing sounds good to me these last few days, with the exception of those little oranges that supermarkets stock a lot at christmas time. I usually don't care for oranges but right now I can't get enough of them. 



I just whipped through a bag of clementines too! Except for the very last one, which sadly doesn't sound good anymore! Poor lonely last clementine! ;) Which leads me to...


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 I made it first thing, took two bites that were heaven -- and the third bite made me gag and almost barf. 


Yes! I have also been noticing a tendency to like something for a few bites and then find it gross. How weird!

 

Ladies, I have a confession to make. I think I am the only one here who is not digging the hummus idea shy.gif

post #57 of 322

Me either on the hummus.  Blech!

post #58 of 322

Here's a strange craving. Salmon. I just realized I have eaten salmon three meals in a row.

And I am not gettting tired of it either. Salmon avocado rolls, smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels, roasted salmon and vegetables.

 

II'll just go with it I guess! Strange.

post #59 of 322

I'm not having to many cravings yet.  But since morning sickness hit I'm having many aversions!  I don't want any sweets or coffee.  That's normal for me during the beginning of my pregnancies.  I usually crave salty strong flavored foods. 

 

I ate the weirdest thing for lunch yesterday!!  I had a turkey reuben sandwich(turkey, cheese, sauerkraut, russian dressing on rye bread) and onion rings.  I normally think sauerkraut is totally gross but not yesterday!  My husband gave me the weirdest look when I told him I ate that, and then just laughed. 

post #60 of 322

I am having the coffee thing also.  I am usually a huge coffee drinker.  But now, no way!  Even decaff.  Yuck!

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