Super Weight-loss Fig and Banana Smoothie is one of the best drinks to have during pregnancy and post-delivery of the 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 is very sensitive. We should take the 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 bodies.
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. The environment plays a great role in overall growth of the baby.
While not starving on food we shall focus on nutrient intake. And if you are a breastfeeding 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.
Vegan Breakfast Smoothie Option
If you are vegan, you may replace cow milk with non-dairy milk like almond milk and soy milk. Soy milk is the best source of protein amongst all non-dairy milk. However almond milk is also a great option for this smoothie recipe.
(Read: Protein Sources for Vegetarians and Vegans)
Again skip honey totally. You may replace it with maple syrup. But the natural sweetener of fig and banana is enough in fact. You may not need extra sweetener.
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 the benefits of each ingredients of Fig Banana Smoothie?
Banana- Rich in iron, calcium, potassium, vitamin c. It has some extra calories which will help in boosting your energy which is much required after delivery of the baby. But this will not add in weight gain anyways.
Almond/ Almond Milk - Best food for a nursing mother as its storehouse of essential nutrients like Vitamin E, Vit B1, B2, B3 and minerals like calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc. This helps in building the immunity of the baby. It also helps in our speedy recovery after delivery. This helps in increasing the secretion of breast milk in new moms. It improves the quality and quantity of breast milk.
(Read: How to blanch almonds instantly?)
It's rich in protein and fibers 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 newborn is allergic to nuts then you might see a few skin rashes, diarrhea, nausea, wheezing etc. In case you notice any allergy in the 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. A high level of fructose and glucose helps in boosts stamina and energy. But opt for pasteurized honey over raw honey. And take in moderation.
Fig: Beneficial for weight loss and safe for breastfeeding mothers.
Walnut: Helps in increasing breast milk and helps in the development of the brain in the baby. Rich in fibers boosts metabolism and helps in losing 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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