Carrot and Ginger Tonic

The perfect smoothie and a wonderful tonic which is loaded with an abundance of healthy benefits for mum and baby.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Smoothies, Healthy Breakfasts, Healthy Drinks
Yield: 2
Author: The Pregnancy Pantry

Equipment

  • Blender or strong smoothie maker

Materials

  • 400 ml Water
  • 3 medium carrots peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 2 Large oranges peeled and pips removed
  • 1 Apple
  • small piece of ginger peeled

Instructions

  • Add the liquid to the blender first followed by the carrot and blend on high until a smooth consistency forms.
  • Add the oranges, apples and ginger to the mix and blend on high until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Serve immediately

The perfect start to the day

This is a wonderful tonic which is loaded with an abundance of healthy benefits for mum and babyThis tonic may aid in the relief of morning sickness due to the added ginger which is highly effective for treating nausea when used in small does and may even reduce the aches and pains in your muscles.

It will help in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and is an awesome immunity booster- fighting infections and protecting our body against negative invasion.

Carrots are also said to have wonderful effect on our skin which is known to go through numerous changes throughout pregnancy.

Carrot juice is rich in beta carotene, iron, magnesium, B vitamins and potassium.

Vitamin A is needed for eye health, cell growth and to support the immune system. Extra vitamin A is needed during pregnancy, but too much of the animal form of vitamin A (retinol) can be toxic.

700 micrograms of vitamin A per day is recommended. Safe sources of vitamin A can be found via carotenoids in some types of fruits and vegetables.

The incredible health benefits of ginger

With a high concentration of antioxidants, ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory addition to your diet. As well as being fantastic at reducing nausea. Ginger has been used since ancient times as a traditional remedy for gastrointestinal complaints. The most active ingredients in ginger are the pungent principles, particularly gingerols and shogaols. Reducing gas and improving digestion. It has been used in the treatment of relieving pain, reducing inflammation, helping with cold symptoms and even supporting our cardiovascular health.

Carrot and Ginger Tonic for mum and baby

Despite the health benefits of ginger; it must be noted that whilst ginger tea appears to be safe during pregnancy with up to 3 cups a day in that safe range; if you’re close to labour and have a history of miscarriage or bleeding during pregnancy; avoid drinking ginger tea.

Carrot and Ginger Tonic for mum and baby

Carrot and Ginger Tonic

Carrot and Ginger Tonic for mum and babyThe Pregnancy Pantry
The perfect smoothie and a wonderful tonic which is loaded with an abundance of healthy benefits for mum and baby.
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Blender or strong smoothie maker

Ingredients
  

  • 400 ml Water
  • 3 medium carrots peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 2 Large oranges peeled and pips removed
  • 1 Apple
  • small piece of ginger peeled

Instructions
 

  • Add the liquid to the blender first followed by the carrot and blend on high until a smooth consistency forms.
  • Add the oranges, apples and ginger to the mix and blend on high until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Serve immediately
Keyword Smoothies, Healthy Breakfasts, Healthy Drinks

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