Plant Powered Pregnancy Nutrition

Lets celebrate a healthy plant based pregnancy


Plant Powered Pregnancy Nutrition

Hey there!

I’m Vanessa or “Nessa” to my friends and the founder and creator of Plant Powered Pregnancy.
A website dedicated to plant based nutrition and a celebration of healthy plant based goodness, nutritional advice and guidance. BUT – Before we get started, firstly let me extend a massive CONGRATULATIONS!! You’re going to have a baby.

However, now that the realisation has kicked in and you’re over the initial shock, excitement and disbelief maybe you’re now wondering about the foods you’re going to be eating over the next nine months and if it’s possible to navigate your way through pregnancy following a plant based, vegetarian or vegan lifestyle.


Don’t worry – As a Certified Vegan Nutritionist I’ve got you covered.

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Plant Powered Pregnancy Nutrition

Smoothies & Juices

A delicious blend of nutritious and tasty smoothies and juices for a healthy pregnancy. So easy to make and they taste amazing!! You’ll also find a free ebook with over 21 smoothie recipes free to download.

Plant Powered Pregnancy Nutrition

Plant Based Pregnancy

Despite the health benefits of eating a vegan diet, sometimes it’s not automatically healthy. Whilst there are multiple benefits to cutting meat and dairy out of the diet, discover here the key nutrients you may be missing.

Plant Powered Pregnancy Nutrition

Freebies & Resources

Do you love a freebie? You don’t have to say YES – Just say MAYBE and check out these fabulous free guides and resources, from smoothie recipes, digestive health, my very own breakfast club and more. Click here to get yours.

“Go vegetable heavy. Reverse the psychology of your plate by making meat the side dish and vegetables the main course..”

Bobby Flay

What Does Plant Based Mean?

Simply put, plant based means making food choices that are predominantly focused on foods that are derived from plant sources. ⁠⁠ Plant Based does not mean an exclusivity to a vegan or even vegetarian lifestyle. And amazingly, more and more people are now embracing this lifestyle of eating. ⁠⁠

However, many people may still make the assumption that plant based is merely the latest trend doing the rounds. ⁠BUT…. the statistics speak for themselves and it certainly looks like a plant based lifestyle is here to stay.⁠⁠

Research published in 2020 has predicted an increase in those following a vegan lifestyle due to the COVID-19 pandemic.⁠⁠ The researchers predicted that the global plant-based meat market will grow from $3.6 billion in 2020 to $4.2 billion by 2021, a growth of 17%.

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Plant Powered Pregnancy Nutrition

What are the Benefits of Chia Seeds During Pregnancy?

The food of warriors – Did you know that chia means strength in the Mayan language and Aztec warriors would actually eat them for energy and endurance. Now, if there’s ever a time in our lives when we need endurance and energy it’s during pregnancy. Am I right?

Plant Powered Pregnancy Nutrition

The Best Energy Boosting Smoothies for Pregnancy

During pregnancy, it’s extremely common to feel tired during the first trimester and those pesky hormones can leave you feeling exhausted and emotional. Combine that with morning sickness and an aversion to anything that resembles a vegetable and it will wreak havoc on your energy levels

Lifestyle & Wellbeing Throughout Pregnancy

Plant Powered Pregnancy Nutrition

How to Survive a Summer Pregnancy

I had always imagined summer pregnancies to be filled with cute floating maxi dresses, my belly unashamedly on show, long walks on the beach, sun kissed tans and, of course, an abundance of glowing.


Smoothies & Juices For a Healthy Pregnancy

Plant Powered Pregnancy Nutrition

The Best Energy Boosting Smoothies for Pregnancy

During pregnancy, it’s extremely common to feel tired during the first trimester and those pesky hormones can leave you feeling exhausted and emotional. Combine that with morning sickness and an aversion to anything that resembles a vegetable and it will wreak havoc on your energy levels

Plant Powered Pregnancy Nutrition

Green Glowing Smoothie

This Green Glowing Smoothie also has an abundance of Vitamin C which helps build up your resistance to infection, is important in the formation and support of healthy tissue and cells and is important in healing wounds and fractures of bones. It also helps in the absorption of iron.

Plant Powered Pregnancy Nutrition

The ultimate Vitamin B6 morning sickness smoothie

Most of the time our midwives or doctors will tell us that morning sickness is just something we have to deal with during pregnancy… Yep thanks for that doc. But that didn’t stop me wondering back during my first pregnancy if there was a more natural way to deal with it.

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Carrot and Ginger Tonic for mum and baby

The perfect start to the day This is a wonderful tonic which is loaded with an abundance of healthy benefits for mum and babyThis tonic may aid in the relief of morning sickness due to the added ginger which is highly effective for treating nausea when used in small does and may even reduce the […]


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Plant Powered Pregnancy Nutrition

Which plant based milks have the best nutritional value?

Remember the days when the only milk you had to choose from was skimmed, semi skimmed or full fat and a bloated, gurgling stomach and regular trips to the toilet were just part of the norm?  

Well, thankfully those days are long gone my friend.

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Are Soy Products Safe during Pregnancy?

Now that you’re pregnant, you might be wondering if including soy in your diet is safe for you and your growing baby and scrolling through countless search engines trying to find an answer that isn’t shrouded in conflicting information is hard to do.. am i right?

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Do I need to supplement Choline when pregnant & plant based?

Choline is an essential nutrient in our foods. When we use the term essential, it basically means that the body is unable to produce something by itself and we therefore need to source it from our diet or by supplementation. Although widely distributed in the diet, choline is absent from most prenatal vitamins currently on the market, and less than ten percent of pregnant women achieve target intake levels.

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Good Fats Versus Bad Fats

As oxymoronic as it sounds, there are actually good fats—the unsaturated kind that help fight the very diseases that consuming excess fat was said to cause.


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