Health Information For Parents

Soy Berry Smoothie

Content

Parents labelPrep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 1 c. frozen mixed berries
  • 1 c. unsweetened vanilla soy milk
  • ¾ c. plain nonfat yogurt
Directions:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
  2. Add a little water if the mixture doesn’t blend easily.
  3. Pour the smoothie into two glasses and enjoy.

Serves: 2

Serving size: About 1 cup

This recipe has important nutrients for mom and baby, including:

Fiber

Fiber is a nutrient that can help ease the constipation commonly associated with pregnancy. Whole grains (like whole-wheat bread, whole-grain cereals, and brown rice) and fruits, vegetables, and legumes (beans, split peas, and lentils) are good sources of fiber.

Carbohydrates

Eating carbohydrates helps provide energy to support the growth and development of a baby and, after delivery, breastfeeding. The best sources of carbohydrates are whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, which also are good sources of fiber.

Medical Review

  • Last Reviewed: November 4th, 2015
  • Reviewed By: Meredith Parkinson, RD, LDN

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Resources

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

    This site offers information on numerous health issues. The women’s health section includes readings on pregnancy, labor, delivery, postpartum care, breast health, menopause, contraception, and more.

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Offering nutrition information, resources, and access to registered dietitians.

  • MyPlate for Moms

    MyPlate for Moms tailors the USDA’s food guide to suit the individual needs of pregnant and nursing women.

  • Zero to Three

    Zero to Three is a national nonprofit organization that promotes the health and development of infants and toddlers.

  • Vegetarian Resource Group

    This site offers recipes, nutrition information, and lots more for vegetarians and anyone looking to eat less meat.

  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

    The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.

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