This is a sponsored post written for Aguacates Frescos – Saborea Uno Hoy®. All ideas and opinions are my own.
I have officially reached my final month of pregnancy and we’re counting down the days to our little guy’s arrival. Although I’m thrilled about our baby’s arrival, this pregnancy has been my toughest one yet, both physically and mentally. As much as I enjoy his sweet kicks, I’m looking forward to feeling like myself again and snuggling baby boy outside the womb.
During this pregnancy, I was very limited in what I could do physically. It meant that my workouts were put on hold and my focus shifted to maintaining a healthy diet. One of my favorite foods during this pregnancy has been avocados.
Fresh avocados provide a good source of folate per serving which is important for developing a baby’s brain function and reducing the risk of premature births and birth defects. They also contain naturally good fats which are known to be important for normal growth and development of the baby’s central nervous system and brain. Plus, according to The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, avocados are a healthful fat that can help women achieve a balanced diet and have a healthy pregnancy. For more information about the maternal health benefits of fresh avocados click here.
Growing up in a Latino home, avocados were a staple during meals. Although my parents would eat theirs as is, I prefer to get a bit creative and incorporate them into a variety of recipes. Today’s Pineapple Avocado Smoothie Bowl recipe has been one of my favorite treats during this pregnancy. It’s refreshing, flavorful, and satisfies my fruit cravings.
Healthy avocados are a nutrient-rich, versatile fruit that can be eaten alone or used in a variety of tasty recipes – from soups to salads to smoothies – all of which can fit into a sensible eating plan.
ABC’s of Prenatal Nutrition Contest!
This is a fun Instagram contest that’s kicking off during the month of May! It’s easy to enter and will give you the perfect excuse to eat more avocados. 😉
Contest Rules –
• POST a photo of your avocado craving on Instagram during the month of May and tell us why you’re eating avocados during your pregnancy.
• TAG the photo with #LoveOneTodayMom and #contest.
You will automatically be entered and your Instagram photo will be displayed in the gallery!
∗ Account must be visible to the public in order to be part of the photo gallery.
∗ Participant must be on their journey to motherhood.
∗ Participants are responsible for properly disclosing sponsored contest entry, in accordance with FTC
Endorsement Guides (e.g. #contest).
∗ For full Terms & Conditions, please click here.
• One Grand Prize: BuyBuyBaby gift card (Value $500) + Love One Today® diaper bag filled with baby gear
• Five Runners Up: Love One Today® diaper bag + baby gear
- 1 cup of frozen pineapple
- 1 banana
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/4 cup of almond milk
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- Add ingredients to a blender and blend on low until smooth.
- Scoop smoothie into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings.
- Enjoy right away or freeze to enjoy later (thaw before eating).