Perk yourself up with a good-for-you smoothie. Plus when you are exhausted caring for baby, it’s a great way to stay in good health!

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For baby’s immunity

This vitamin C-rich sip is full of C for mama, hence also boosting your little one’s health and immunity.

Make it Blend an apple, an orange, four strawberries and a small handful of rocket (arugula) for 30 seconds.

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For a quick breakfast fix

This drink may be just what the doc ordered if you’re in the habit of dashing out of the house without brekkie. Not only does the calcium in the yoghurt boost mum’s and baby’s bone health, the potassium in blueberries will help control your blood pressure. This fruit is also full of folate, which reduces the risk of neural problems in your baby.

Make it Whizz together a ripe medium banana, 100g blueberries, two tablespoons of Greek yoghurt and a drizzle of Manuka honey for 30 seconds.

This vitamin C-rich sip is full of C for mama, hence also boosting your little one’s health and immunity.

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For easing morning sickness

Ginger has been used for centuries to combat digestive problems and nausea. Try this spicy drink to combat morning sickness.

Make it Blend several slices of fresh, peeled ginger (according to taste), a slice of mango, a peach, half an apple, two tablespoons of Greek yoghurt and a handful of ice.

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For more focus

A recent study found that one serving of dark-green leafy vegetables a day can boost your mental clarity and concentration, thanks to vitamin K, so make this one if you're having trouble concentrating.

Make it Roughly chop a slice of fresh pineapple, two apples, a slice of cucumber, half a stick of celery, a large handful of spinach or kale, juice of a lime, half a pitted avocado (optional), add 150ml water, or more if you prefer a thinner consistency, and 2½cm of peeled fresh ginger. Blend for 60 seconds.

How about a smoothie for a healthy heart, or one for cooling down? Read on to find out more...

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For better digestion

That bloated feeling can be very uncomfortable, especially during pregnancy. This drink, which is full of vitamins B2, C and E, is packed with fibre to help prevent and alleviate any constipation and discomfort caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy. Mango is also a good source of folate for your unborn baby.

Make it Chop a pitted mango, an apple and a pear, then place in a blender with 200g blueberries and blitz for 30 to 60 seconds.

Got morning sickness? We have a smoothie for that. Need to stay cool? We have one for that too, and heart health, and focus!

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For a quick energy boost

Replace your morning coffee with this scrumptious energy-booster if you’re feeling sluggish. It packs a punch, thanks to the combination of fibre, potassium, vitamin B6 and natural, healthy sugars.

Make it Pop a ripe banana into a blender with 100ml of water, coconut water or milk, a handful of fresh kale or spinach and one large or two small pitted dates for sweetness. Blend for 30 seconds.

Ginger has been used for centuries to combat digestive problems and nausea. Try this spicy drink to combat morning sickness.

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For a healthy heart

Grapefruit, a fantastic source of potassium that your heart needs to function well, also contains the antioxidant lycopene, which helps reduce your risk of high blood pressure.

Make it Blend a large handful of red or green grapes, the flesh of one grapefruit, two finely chopped or crushed Brazil nuts and 100ml coconut water.

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For cooling down

While cooling yourself down with ice cream on a hot day isn’t always the best bet, this delicious drink makes a surprisingly creamy alternative. Even better, it’s free from processed sugar.

Make it Blitz a frozen ripe banana, 50ml of water, coconut water or coconut milk and a dash of natural vanilla extract. Drizzle a teaspoonful of honey on top.

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