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Single mama to S ~ 6/09
i had preeclampsia and my midwivs were adamant that i eat 200 grams of proteina day to help stave off this disease. it was hard! they said the best thing to do was eat lots of eggs, whole fat dairy products and meat, but they felt it was ok to do protein powder once a day. however, dont use protein powder as a main source of protein as it really isnt a whole food and isnt used as well by your body as say a nice ribeye steak fried in butter and salt!
so here is my favorite shake/smoothie for pregnancy;
1 can coconut milk (no protein but lots of good fat and calories)
1 scoop plain whey protien powder (20 grams per scoop and tastes great and doesnt have soy in it)
1 tablespoon maple syrup or raw honey
2 raw egg yolks from organic, pastured hens and a farmer you know is good (egg yolks have about 3.5 grams protien each)
1 frozen banana
4 dates, pitted of course
a handful of frozen blueberries
whole milk to cover
blend and enjoy
Mama to DS (6/07) , DD (6/09) , and DD (07/12) ..
I'd do the same basic thing except I'd substitute 2 cups of milk, kefir or yogurt for the whey protein powder (for 16 grams of protein). Personally I don't like processed food sources--but that's just my preference Also, I'd dump the whole eggs in there, not just the egg yolk and that would give you another 3 or so grams of protein per egg.
I'd like to get a little bit more protein, and one thing that is always easy for me to get down is some sort of 'shake'. I often use chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla Instant Breakfast powder to make a 'shake'...sometimes adding fruit, etc. I am wondering if there is anything similar with more protein in it, or perhaps something that is healthier in general (Instant Breakfast has lots of sugar and carbs.)
Any suggestions for a really awesome tasting protein shake or powder to add to milk? (If it tastes weird at all I won't be able to get it down.)
Katreena, 39 year old Alaskan Mama to 1 and 1