Yes, MamaCare’s delicious vanilla shake is tasty just as it is, but if you want to get a little more adventurous with your daily dose of MamaCare, we’ve got some easy recipes and serving suggestions which you can make in a jiffy to make sure you get 26 essential vitamins and minerals to nourish you and your developing baby.

Dietitian Joel Feren has developed MamaCare’s first two recipes, which were designed to be a deliciously tempting way to transform MamaCare from a shake to a delicious snack.

“Nourishing yourself and your developing child during pregnancy can be done in a delicious way. No one ever said you had to eat bland or unappetising foods. My smoothie bowl is not only yum, it’s also really good for you. And that’s a win-win,” he says.

Vanilla and raspberry smoothie bowl with MamaCare recipe

 

Recipes and serving suggestions for MamaCare

This delicious smoothie bowl provides a hit of protein, is a good source of fibre and contributes over 50% of calcium needs (protein and calcium content may vary if not using dairy milk). This recipe makes one serve, which provides half a recommended daily serve of MamaCare supplement.

Ingredients for smoothie bowl:

  • ¾ cup milk (plant-based milk can be used if desired)
  • 1/3 cup quinoa flakes
  • 100g Greek yoghurt
  • ¾ cup raspberries
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 scoop MamaCare vanilla powder

Method:

Add 1/3 cup quinoa flakes to a small pot with 1 cup of boiling water. Stir continuously for 90 seconds and set aside to cool and thicken.

Add milk, yoghurt, raspberries, MamaCare powder, honey, cinnamon and cooled quinoa flakes to a blender and blitz until smooth.

Pour mixture into a serving bowl and top with additional raspberries and cacao nibs.

Additional toppings include: crushed peanuts, other berries and chia seeds.

Chia pudding with berry compote and MamaCare recipe

This yummy chia pudding is a great source of protein and fibre and provides almost 80% of a pregnant woman’s calcium needs (protein and calcium content may vary if not using dairy milk). This can be enjoyed as a brunch meal or you could enjoy half a serving as a nutritious snack. This recipe makes two serves, each providing half a recommended daily serve of MamaCare.

Raspberry and chia recipe

Ingredients for chia pudding:

Serves 2 (provides ½ serve of MamaCare supplement per serve)

  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • 2 cups milk (can use plant-based milks if desired)
  • 1 tbsp. cacao nibs
  • 2 scoops MamaCare vanilla powder

Ingredients for berry compote:

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • ½ cup strawberries, quartered
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • ½ vanilla pod
  • 1 cinnamon quill
  • 1 star anise

Method:

Add the chia seeds, milk, MamaCare powder and cacao nibs to a large mixing bowl and whisk well. Cover and refrigerate and stir every 1-2 hours until set.

Combine berries, maple syrup, vanilla pod, cinnamon quill and star anise in a small saucepan over a low heat. Gently stir and cover. Simmer for 10 minutes, until berries have softened.

Remove the cinnamon quill, vanilla pod and star anise and allow mixture to cool.

Refrigerate compote for 1 hour prior to serving.

Serve chia pudding and top with berry compote.

Nutrition tips: For an additional crunch add crushed nuts, pepita seeds or cacao nibs. For an alternative to the berry compote, simply add a handful of your favourite fresh berries as a tasty topping with a dash of maple syrup or honey.

MamaCare lemon poppyseed coconut ball recipe

Recipes and serving suggestions for MamaCare

These delicious balls can be made ahead and refrigerated to snack on for morning or afternoon tea. This recipe makes four balls, providing a recommended daily serve of MamaCare.

Ingredients:

Serves 1 with 4 balls and a complete serve of MamaCare

  • 2 scoops MamaCare
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • Extra coconut – around 2 tbs – for coating the balls

Method: 

Combine all ingredients (except the extra coconut) in a bowl and mix well. Roll into 4 balls and then roll into coconut.

Nutrition tips:  Rolled oats are a wholegrain, making them a great source of fibre.

Berry vanilla MamaCare smoothie recipe

A fruit smoothie is a great way to add more nourishment to your diet, especially if you’re feeling nauseous. Cold drinks like smoothies are often tolerated well during pregnancy. This recipe makes one serve, providing a recommended daily serve of MamaCare.

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup mixed berries
  • 2 scoops MamaCare
  • 200ml water
  • ¼ cup ice

Method:

In a blender, combine three-quarters of a cup of your favourite berries – blueberries, raspberries, blackberries or strawberries. Add two scoops of MamaCare, 200mL of water and around a quarter of a cup of ice and blend for a short time to make a delicious smoothie.

Nutrition tip: All berries contain Vitamin C and fibre as well as antioxidants like flavonoids.

MamaCare yoghurt bowl recipe

This recipe makes one serve, providing a recommended daily serve of MamaCare.

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup plain or low-fat yoghurt (around 200g)  – try to use a runny yoghurt for best results
  • ½ cup fresh fruit of your choice  
  • 30g crushed nuts  
  • 2 scoops MamaCare  

Method: 

Pour yoghurt into a bowl, chop or slice the fruit, then add 2 scoops of MamaCare and stir well. Top with a small serving of nuts.  

Nutrition tip:   Brazil nuts can be grated with a fine cheese grater and sprinkled over this yoghurt bowl to add some healthy plant fats and fibre. You could also add some crunch by chopping up a small serve of almonds or walnuts.