Three Juice Recipes for every Stage of Pregnancy: Rich in Nutrients and Mild in Taste!

We all want to get loads of nutrients into our systeme, when pregnant right!? One of the easiest ways of doing this is juicing!

I love my fresh juices, and especially now that I am pregnant I get a large amount of my daily dose of nutrients through a colorful mix of homemade juices.

Here we go with three juice recipes for every stage of pregnancy. All three juices are rich in nutrients and yet mild in taste… because we preggos know that we do not love that strong taste of a 80% kale juice when fighting maternity sickness, do we 😀 ?

Apple, Orange, and Fennel Juice

This juice really is so incredibly delicious. Okay, all three juice recipes shared here are incredibly delicious, but this one especiall is.

It comes with a ton of nutrients, and yet a very mild taste that might even work for those of you who have severe problems with morning sickness. The fennel does all the wonders here as it adds a touch of freshness to the sweetness of the oranges.

This juice is very high in vitamin C, as both oranges and fennel contain high amounts of vitamin C. Furthermore, both oranges and fennel are high in calcium so this juice is a wonderful source of calcium (in case you eat a vegan diet, like I do, this is especially important). Other important nutrients that can be found in this juice are potassium, vitamin K, and zinc. Then there are all the amazing phytonutrients, including all the antioxidants that reduce inflammation in the body.

How to make this juice?

You just need :

1 Apple
2-3 Oranges
1/2 bulb of fennel (depending on the size you can also use an entire one)

And a juicer. Juice your ingredients (remove the peel of the oranges beforehand) and enjoy! In case you do not have a juicer, you can also blend all ingredients up in a blender and drink as a smoothie 🙂

Orange, Beetroot, and Carrot Juice

This is one is the perfect juice for everyone who wants a little extra iron boost! With an entire tuber of beetroot you may think that this one isn’t for you, having maternity sickness and feeling like everything but eating beetroot. However, give it a try! I was like you – I didn’t want to try, but my husband talked me into a sip… and it was super delicious! You cannot taste the beetroot at all, actually. It’s the sweet mildness of the carrots that has a balancing effect on the beetroot taste, and leaves you with a hyper delicious nutrient boost!

Beets are a wonderful source of potassium, magnesium, iron, Vitamins A, B6, C, and of course loads of antioxidants (I write “of course” because those veggies with strong, dark colors are the most dense in antioxidants!). We talked about the benefits of oranges above. And carrots contain Vitamin A, K, potassium and copper. They maintain healthy vision and are high in antioxidants. Perfect blend!

For this juice you need:

1 beet
3-4 carrots
2-3 oranges

Juice your ingredients (remove the peel of the oranges beforehand) and enjoy!

Endive and Orange Juice

Endives maybe isn’t the first thing that comes to your mind when thinking about healthy juices … however, it became of my absolute fav’s in the past few months of pregnancy, and was one of the very few leafy greens, I was able to consume in the first twelve weeks of pregnancy when I was feeling very sick.

Endives, or chicory as we call it over here, is super mild when juiced and even turns oranges which are a little sour into mild and sweet juice. The combination of orange and chicory is pretty much unbeatable 😀

And of course, this wonderful vegetable is rich in nutrients as well: it contains zinc, magnesium, calcium, iron, folic acid, and vitamin A, B6, C, E, and K.

For this juice you will need:

2-3 oranges
1-2 endives

Juice your ingredients (remove the peel of the oranges beforehand) and enjoy!

As for the oranges that I use for juicing, I get them directly from an organic farm in Sicily and they come once a month to my doorstep! That’s perfect for orange-addicts like me! I get mine from Mammarancia, which is a wonderful family owned business. I prefer getting my fruits directly from the farmer and thereby actually supporting a family somewhere in beautiful Sicily, instead of just buying them in a supermarket! On Mammarancia’s website you can not just order oranges but you can actually browse the family album and get an idea of what the family business in the third generation looked like and looks like today!

Overall, I highly recommend using organic produce when juicing – and in general. Not only are they healthier for you (no harming pesticides) but also for the planet (as conventional farming is responsible for the death of insects and nutrients in the soil).

Now, I hope you enjoyed this post and I would love to know your favorite juice recipes!

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  1. März 20, 2019 / 12:07 pm

    These sounds so yummy! Love those vibrant colors! I’m so glad everything is good with you and your growing angel:) I wish I could eat oranges right now – my son’s tummy doesn’t like that unfortunately, guess they are too tangy for him yet. However, soon we are going to introduce some first solid foods to his diet, can’t wait for that:) Have a lovely rest of the week, hugs:)))

    • März 21, 2019 / 8:45 am

      Oh thank you so much! It is such a wonderful phase when the babys start getting into solid foods! I am sure the two of you will have a lot of fun 🙂