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Mango Ginger Smoothie for Nausea in Pregnancy

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This Mango Ginger Smoothie for Nausea recipe is a must-try during pregnancy and beyond. Huge thanks to the National Mango Board for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

jar of mango smoothie

Pregnancy holds lots of surprises, am I right? It’s kind of like an alien invasion in your body.

One of the biggest shocks to me during my first pregnancy was that I was repulsed by the one thing that I usually LOVE the most – chocolate.

Anything chocolate, or even anything heavy or creamy was OUT. 

But really, not much sounded good besides bagels.

I kept looking for ways to squeeze in some nutrition because I knew my body would feel better as a whole if I didn’t exist on white flour alone.

One of my favorite ways to get in some nutrition that I could tolerate while pregnant came to be smoothies.

Smoothies for Pregnancy

close up of jar with mango smoothie

Cold and icy foods with NO strong smells tend to be more tolerable when you’re not feeling great. 

And I love smoothies because you can just slowly sip on it. It’s way less overwhelming than a whole plate of food when your stomach is off.

Benefits of Mango in Pregnancy

Nutritionally, mango is a powerhouse! 

A 3⁄4 cup serving of mango provides 50% of your daily vitamin C, 8% of your daily vitamin A and 8% of your daily vitamin B6. 

And you’ve probably heard about the importance of folate in pregnancy. Mango is a good source of folate, contributing 15% of the daily value.

Folate plays an important role in the production of red blood cells and helps your baby’s neural tube develop into their brain and spinal cord. That’s why it’s an ingredient that is always in prenatal vitamins. It’s so important for baby’s development.

What you’ll need for this recipe:

  • 2 ripe mangos, peeled and diced 
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger, minced
  • 1 cup Brewed green tea (or water)
  • 1 cup ice (cubed)

Fresh mango is available year-round! There are 6 main varieties of mango that are ripe at different points throughout the year. So you will always find some mango at the store. 

You’ll know your mangos are ripe when they give slightly to the touch. The color of the mango has nothing to do with ripeness, which is something I recently learned!

Ginger is commonly used to combat nausea, so you won’t want to skip it in this recipe!

You can choose regular or decaf green tea (discuss caffeine recommendations with your doctor). Alternatively, use cold water.

The ice will make the smoothie more hydrating and of course, make it nice and cold!

Optionally, add in up to 1/4 cup chia seeds. You can soak them overnight in water and stir them into the smoothie after blending if you like that texture. Otherwise, you can blend unsoaked chia right into the smoothie, which is what I personally prefer. 

Chia seeds will add a little fat to help the smoothie satisfy you for longer.

I would pair this smoothie with some toast. Maybe avocado toast if you’re in the mood! 

It is an extremely refreshing drink. I’m keeping this one in my back pocket for days when I don’t have much of an appetite!

overhead view of mango smoothie

Mango Ginger Smoothie for Nausea

This recipe is sponsored by National Mango Board
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Prep Time 3 mins
Blend Time 3 mins
Total Time 6 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine Snack
Servings 2 smoothies
Calories 290 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 2 each (or 3 cups) Ripe mango peeled & diced
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger minced
  • 1 cup Brewed green tea (or water)
  • 1 cup ice (cubed)

Garnish

  • 1/4 cup Chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Activated charcoal
  • 1 teaspoon Matcha powder

Instructions
 

  • Soak chia seeds in water overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Place all smoothie ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth.
  • Mix in soaked chia seeds until incorporated.
  • Garnish with options of Matcha powder and/or activated charcoal.

Notes

I personally prefer the consistency of blended chia, so I added the chia right in with the rest of the smoothie ingredients and then added just a few on top for garnish, instead of soaking them and mixing them in after blending.

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcalCarbohydrates: 49.6gProtein: 7gFat: 9.7gSaturated Fat: 1.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6.8gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 7.5mgFiber: 13.8g
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Hi, I’m Kacie!

I’m a mom of two and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. I offer e-guides and e-books (go to my Shop page), workshops, brand partnerships, and nutrition counseling. Check out my blog for nutrition and feeding tips for your little ones.

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