Super Weight-loss Fig and Banana Smoothie is one of best drink to have during pregnancy and post delivery of baby. This is dedicated to all new mummies (new mothers).
All ingredients are safe to take in pregnancy and during breastfeeding. This helps in reducing those extra kilos at the same time.
When you are breastfeeding you should be very careful about your food intake. You can not starve to shed those extra pounds and at the same time you can’t just take anything blindly as it will have that direct impact on the newborn who are very sensitive. We should take utmost care of them and so of us as well.
We all struggle to lose our tummy post delivery. It’s a new life for mothers also. As a new mother we need time and that emotional stability to get used to the circumstances where we will get lesser sleep, lesser time for self. And hence we always tend to ignore our body.
But you know this is the time when we should actually take equal care of our body and soul at large. We need to be happy and then only we can give and spread that happiness to our little angels and rockstars. Environment plays great role in over all growth of the baby.
While not starving on food we shall focus on nutrient intake. And if you are a breast feeding mother then you are going to transfer the same to the baby. So this smoothie is a rich and high fibrous health drink which not only give you all nutrient and minerals of nuts and fruits also keep you full for a longer.
How to make fig banana breakfast smoothie?
This fig and banana smoothie has banana, fig, almonds, pistachios, walnuts, honey and milk.
I prefer skimmed milk or cow milk as it is lighter and will be easily digested by babies. Also if you are vegan then replace this with almond milk and remove honey from your list. You will get natural sweetness of figs and banana.
Personally I like this drink without any additional sweetener like sugar or honey. If you are pregnant and to-be-mother, avoid adding sugar much to your food.
Don’t add cashews to the drink as it will increase weight.
Is almond milk safe during breastfeeding?
Yes almond is safe for breastfeeding mothers. This is healthy and rich in protein and calcium. This also increases creaminess, sweetness and amount of breast milk in new mothers.
What are benefits of each ingredients of Fig Banana Smoothie?
Banana- Rich in iron, calcium, potassium, vitamin c. It has some extra calorie which will help in boosting your energy which is much required after delivery of baby. But this will not add in weight gain anyways.
Almond/ Almond Milk – Best food for a nursing mother as its store house of essential nutrients like Vitamin E, Vit B1, B2, B3 and minerals like calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc. This helps in building immunity of baby. Also helps in our speedy recovery after delivery. This helps in increasing secretion of breast milk in new moms. It improves the quality and quantity of breast milk.
Its rich in protein and fibres and hence helps in effective weight-loss without losing mineral and nutrition.
Caution: Remember to consume this in moderation. Restrict the amount to 4 per day. If new born is allergic to nuts then you might see few skin rashes, diarrhoea, nausea, wheezing etc. In case you notice any allergy in baby because of almonds seek doctor’s advice immediately.
Honey: This is a natural sweetener and helps in weight loss. This is safe and healthy to be consumed while breastfeeding. When combined with milk it helps in better sleep. High level of fructose and glucose helps in boosts stamina and energy. But opt for pasturised honey over raw honey. And take in moderation.
Fig: Beneficial for weightloss and safe for breast feeding mothers.
Walnut: Helps in increasing breast milk and helps in development of brain in baby. Rich in fibers boosts metabolism and helps in loosing weight.
This fig and banana smoothie takes less than 5 minutes and so super easy super delicious and super healthy for anybody.
Recipe Card For Fig Banana Smoothie
Super Weight-loss Fig and Banana Smoothie
- 2 banana
- 1 glass Milk
- 6 dried fig
- 4 almonds
- 2 pistachios for garnishing
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 4 walnuts
- Soak figs, almonds in warm water for 3 hours. Remove skin of almonds.
- In a blender first grind bananas, figs, almonds for 2 minutes till they are smooth in texture.
- Add milk and honey and then whisk again till they mix well.
- Pour in to the glasses. Garnish with chopped pistachios and serve chilled.
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