Pregnancy Tips – 2nd Trimester Cooking & Nutrition

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Latham Thomas walks you through a delicious smoothie recipe designed for your second trimester nutritional needs.

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Hi, I’m Latham Thomas, prenatal wellness expert with

Today in our cooking segment, we’re going to whip up a tasty and nutritious smoothie.

Moms-to-be are busy, so we’ve come up with some energy-packed recipes to help you get through the second trimester.

And now, for our smoothie. Blueberries and acai are powerful antioxidants. Acai is rich with omega fatty acids, which are important for fetal development. A teaspoon of powerful, little chia seeds will help to boost your energy. It, too, is a complete protein. Banana, which is rich in potassium, will lend a creamier consistency to your smoothie. You can top it off with a little bit of granola to add some texture, maybe some crunch, to it.

That old saying about eating for two is a misconception. If you eat the same amount that you ate pre-pregnancy and add a smoothie after breakfast and lunch, you’ll stay within the recommended guidelines and gain the extra pounds that you need. Think of your pregnancy as an opportunity to eat more healthy foods and save the more indulgent foods as a reward for eating better.

If you have a craving for something unhealthy, it’s okay. But, just indulge only once or twice a week. The key is portion control.

Top it with some granola, just for some extra crunch. Remember, the full recipe is online at

The second trimester is an essential time for your baby’s development and it’s important that both you and your baby eat healthy and nutritious foods, like this.


Fatma Yousef says:

healthy diet in second trimester

Maria Juarez says:

It doesnt look drinkable

JoJoKitty1 says:

Ugh I always want chocolate I’m going to get my blender out and start trying

rachaelcpr says:

I really appreciate this recipe. It seems that the smoothie that I have
been making is no longer agreeing with my taste buds. I should be past the
morning sickness by now but the doctor said it can last for another 2
weeks. This will be a great change. Thanks!

Jackie Menchaca says:

I LOVE your videos! Thank youuu post more! :p

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