If you’re suffering from morning sickness, sometimes the last thing you want to do is eat breakfast. But check out expert’s top choices of bump-nourishing foods that will reduce your nausea.
If you're even slightly thirsty, it can exacerbate nausea, so replace your morning coffee with this hydrating smoothie. The ginger helps ease nausea too. Make it: Place ½ an avocado, 1 banana, a handful of raspberries, 120g natural yoghurt, a pinch of grated ginger and 1 tbsp ground almonds in a blender. Whizz until smooth.
Make this the night before so it's ready in the fridge or to take to work. It's full of protein and vitamin B6, which boosts energy levels and reduces sickness. The chia seeds absorb 10 times their weight in water to give a nausea-reducing full feeling. Make it: Mix 3 tbsp quinoa flakes and 3 tbsp rolled oats and pour over 120ml almond milk. Add 1 tbsp chia seeds, ½ tsp cinnamon and 1 tbsp chopped pistachios. Grate half an apple and the zest from half an orange over the top and mix well.
Well-cooked eggs are a must for easing morning sickness. You require a higher level of iron in pregnancy, and a lack of this mineral can reduce energy levels and make nausea worse – and eggs are packed with iron. Make it: Heat 1 tsp coconut oil or a knob of butter in a frying pan and crack in two eggs. Fry gently as you toast two slices of wholemeal bread. Once the whites of the eggs are cooked, flip the egg and heat the yolk for a further 20 seconds. Serve on the toast.
This nourishing breakfast provides slow-release energy, which naturally keeps sickness at bay and, of course, perks up your energy levels. Porridge oats are high in vitamin B6, which reduces sickness, while the cinnamon helps keep your blood sugar levels steady, also helping you stay energised. Make it: Add ½ cup porridge oats and ½ cup milk to a pan and simmer for 4 minutes. Add a little more milk to achieve your desired consistency. Serve with a pinch of cinnamon and a handful of raspberries.
Your body goes into a glucose fast overnight, which can add to early morning sickness and leave you feeling unable to face food. Try nibbling on a handful of nuts and seeds and your nausea should quickly ease. Make it: Mix a selection of almonds, pistachio and cashew nuts with sunflower and pumpkin seeds.