One of the things women, especially in their last trimester, have a hard time with is keeping their iron levels up. Iron is very important throughout the entire pregnancy but in the last trimester, it's especially crucial because our blood volume increases even more and baby starts to store the mineral for their first couple months of life.
On top of your regular pre-natal vitamins, there are many wonderful foods that can help supplement your iron as well. Some foods like black strap molasses, dried fruits (including raisins, apricots, prunes), spinach, white beans, pumpkin seeds, and most veggies/fruits that are RED. But beets, they are pretty magical in my mind.
So here's the juice I just love to make almost everyday.
1 large beet
3 or 4 carrots
1 red apple (or any apple I have)
*you can also add ginger as well but Brian's not a ginger fan and I usually double to make a family batch
1. Cut up the beet, pear, apple and lemon as it works best for your juicer. In order to not have the bitterness of the lemon peel, cut around to avoid the peel, but still keep the inner white stuff. If you don't have a juicer, I would peel all the fruit and cut into pieces to blend and use carrot juice instead of the whole carrots.
Let me know if you try it!
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