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Natural Morning Sickness Remedy

Got morning sickness? Try this natural morning sickness remedy that is scientifically formulated to ease your symptoms.

Got morning sickness? Try this natural morning sickness remedy that is scientifically formulated to ease your symptoms.

So you’re pregnant… CONGRATULATIONS! And while you may enjoy the early weeks as you bask in the glow of your positive pregnancy test, some mamas are rudely assaulted by morning sickness, usually 6-8 weeks in and are desperate for a morning sickness remedy.

I definitely had my brush with morning sickness

I had mild morning sickness with my first child, and more intense symptoms with my second. And while I never threw up, I certainly had very queasy moments and a general YUCK feeling until about week 13.

I would have done anything to make it go away!

So I researched and tinkered with a recipe designed to give us the nutrients we need to help ease morning sickness.

(Note that this recipe would also work well for someone who is recovering from the flu, stomach bug, intense workout, a wild night out on the town, or just the doldrums to their morning breakfast routine.)

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Here’s how to make a natural morning sickness remedy smoothie

Hopefully you have most of these ingredients handy!

Morning Sickness Remedy Ingredients & Amounts:

  • 3/4 c. coconut water (I like this brand)
  • 1/2 c. cooked oatmeal (preferably cooled)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1-2 TB almond butter
  • 1 TB honey (here’s a crazy potent one)
  • 1 inch peeled ginger root or 1/2 tsp. ginger powder
  • Dash of sea salt (like this one)

Optional, extra-credit ingredients 🙂

Morning Sickness Remedy Directions:

  • Chop your frozen banana into small pieces
  • Put into blender and add all remaining ingredients
  • Blend until smooth
  • Pour into glass and drink slowly

Now here’s the science behind these morning sickness remedy ingredients

The Morning Sickness Remedy is made up of coconut water, banana, almonds, ginger, oatmeal, gelatin, and honey.

Let’s break down each ingredient, shall we?

Coconut water

Coconut water has the five electrolytes that your body needs: potassium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorous, and calcium (Gatorade has only two). Interesting to note, coconut water is so similar to our blood that it has been used intravenously when conventional IV fluids are unavailable. Morning sickness can sometimes be exacerbated by dehydration. Coconut water is the perfect antidote and serves as a powerful rehydrator.

Banana

Athletes love bananas because they’re packed with potassium – and that’s the same reason why they make a star appearance in our elixir. Bananas also contain a balanced mixture of fructose and glucose, which will help restore glycogen levels.

Ginger Root

For centuries, people have used ginger to combat seasickness and nausea. So it’s a key player here. Ginger also aids in digestion and calms the stomach.

Almonds

Apparently, Native Americans used almonds before drinking to prevent hangovers, so they may help keep morning sickness at bay too. Also, almonds are high in Vitamin E and fats that support the liver. They also have protein, which helps balance blood sugar and promotes satiety.

Oatmeal

This breakfast staple contains plenty of nutrients and also helps neutralize acidity in the body. Oats are a complex carbohydrate that burn slowly in the body, so your blood sugar levels will stay stable.

Gelatin

Gelatin binds to water and helps food move through the digestive tract, improving digestion. It also coats and can heal the stomach and intestinal lining. Oh yes, it contains satisfying protein too.

Honey

Honey contains potassium, just like bananas. It also contains antibacterial properties and is full of enzymes, all of which will help you feel better in a hurry.

Sea Salt

Sea salt is high in minerals, particularly sodium, which helps calm the nerves and reduce adrenaline levels.

Extra Credit: Bifidus Powder

Bifidus is a good bacteria that lives in our small intestine and helps with digestion. Bring it!

Morning sickness, you have met your match!

I hope this shake helps you make it through a few of those rough weeks. And have faith that it will get better! Check out these other natural morning sickness remedies too.

However, if symptoms persist or get really severe

Morning sickness can be a pain, and definitely throw a wet and nauseous towel over your day, but it usually not crippling. If your symptoms seem unusually severe, talk to your medical care provider. There’s a more serious condition called Hyperemesis Gravidarum that sometimes requires more specialized treatment.

How about you?

Did you suffer from morning sickness? Which morning sickness remedy helped you feel better? Share with us in the comments below!

Genevieve Howland

About the Author

Genevieve Howland is a childbirth educator and breastfeeding advocate. She is the bestselling author of The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth and creator of the Mama Natural Birth Course. A mother of three, graduate of the University of Colorado, and YouTuber with over 85,000,000 views, she helps mothers and moms-to-be lead healthier and more natural lives.

29 Comments

  1. I added a T of coconut oil and a handful of walnuts for some good fats. Delicious! thanks for the great recipe

  2. Oats got me through my first pregnancy, but this time I’m finding eggs do the trick in the morning. Nuts have seemed too heavy for me in the first trimester, but dried figs are wonderful for my nausea and a nice sweet treat.

  3. No to morning sickness tea is an organic herbal tea which contains chamomile other than many natural ingredients to stay away from nausea, dizziness, headache, and vomiting. I’ve used this herbal tea that helped with my morning sickness with having no preservatives, caffeine or sugar.

  4. Bananas are so bad for my belly, like ow in minutes, and I am intolerant to oats. Suggestions?

    • I just don’t like bananas so I use avocados instead and it works wonderfully. I would think than any cooked grain could sub for the oatmeal.

    • They make barley flakes! They look and cook just like oats, and are also excellent for the digestive system. Alternatively, you could use chia seeds!

    • They make barley flakes! They look and cook just like oats, and are also excellent for the digestive system. Alternatively, you could use chia seeds!

  5. Will collagen be as effective as gelatin?

  6. I am 6 weeks along with my first child and I have been nauseous for a week and a half. I threw up for the first time this morning when I tried to have an egg before my 5 am shift at work. I was thinking a smoothie might be the only thing I can keep down that early in the morning when I am inevitably tired. Can you make this the night before with the oatmeal in it or does it turn to glue? I don’t want to be running a blender at 4 in the morning when my husband is trying to sleep and I am still groggy and feeling yucky…

    • Pretty sure he should get over it so that you can take care of yourself

  7. I was very sick from 7 weeks to 14 weeks. I threw up constantly until I found acupuncture. I had to go weekly until the symptoms ended. But I was finally able to eat a meal again. Also bananas and peppermint tea helped.

  8. I suffered terribly with both pregnancies. With My daughter it began around 8 weeks and lasted until 16 weeks. With my son it began at 5 weeks and lasted until 26 weeks! I’m hoping to go be this a try with number 3! I’ll try anything!

  9. I don’t think you’re supposed to eat raw honey when you’re pregnant. Im gonna try this with regular honey, just to be safe….

  10. I had terrible morning sickness during my first pregnancy – I ended up taking medication, but when it was getting even worse. Early in my second pregnancy, I discovered No to morning sickness tea with purely herbal ingredients. For$13.00, I was more than willing to give it a try. I can honestly say this tea helped remarkably. I had some first thing every morning (my husband would bring me a cup before I even got out of bed), and I would frequently take sips here and there all the day. I was quite content to get relief from an herbal tea than harmful drugs. I recommend this now to anyone I know who’s pregnant.

  11. I can’t have oats or any nuts/seeds. What can I substitute? I lived off of cheese, nuts, and homemade oatmeal “cookies” for my last two pregnancies, but none of those are options now so I’m really struggling this time around as my nausea gets pretty significant (though I tend to keep the food I do eat down.)

  12. Could I sub cashew or sun butter for almond butter? I have an almond allergy…boo.

  13. I am eleven weeks with my fifth. Morning sickness was really bad this time at first. I quickly ordered two supplements, ningxia red and mineral essence from Young Living. Nngxia offers the nutritional boost I needed, and the magnesium and complete balance of other minerals helped my body to balance itself back out. The fatigue and excessive nausea disappeared within a couple of days and I was able to eat fairly normally again, which went a long way toward making me feel normal all by itself.

    • Ningxia from YL balances my husband when he gets stressed at work and sees spots…I’ll bet it would help with morning sickness!

  14. Gelatin contains elements which help in the formation of collagen, which aids in bone and joint formation, and the development of many body organs and systems. Very helpful when you are busy constructing an entire new person!

  15. This was so timely! I have been nauseous almost non-stop this pregnancy which has definitely been different than my other two pregnancies with my boys (maybe I’m having a girl?!). It’s almost midnight as I’m writing this and I’m feeling so sick. :/ Anyway…I had thought about writing you to ask about morning sickness recipes…then I watched your video and it was perfect timing. I’m going to try this recipe soon!! I just need to get some coconut water but I have everything else. Thanks so much!!

    Gail

  16. My main m.s. problem is stomach gas

  17. I suffered from intense nausea for 16 weeks and then light nausea for the remainder of my pregnancy with my 2 ½ year old daughter. It was depressing and debilitating and has put me off having more children (I wanted 4!) We’re going to start trying for number 2 in a couple of months and I’m so nervous because I could only eat avocado and capers 3 months! But I’ve have done some serious research, According to my findings ☺: Milk thistle takes an enormous hormonal load off the liver’s functioning and alleviates most women’s morning sickness but is more effective when taken in the pre-conception phase. Apart from liver function, apparently most m.s is associated with magnesium deficiency and so regular Epsom salts baths can do the trick. I’m starting right now, so I can at least try your yummy shake when the time comes!

  18. I have had four children. I found relief in sleeping sitting up and eating through the night. I’ll definitely pass your recipe on to friends. 🙂 I drank lots of smoothies in the mornings out of almond butter, frozen bananas, almond milk, & ground flaxseeds. My body was so hungry.

  19. Timely post! Just hit the first trimester nauseau stage :-/ made this for breakfast and it actually tasted and sat pretty well in my tummy (my 19 month old drank a whole cup too!) I wouldnt have thought to incorporate the ingredients listed at all. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  20. Made this for breakfast. I was skeptical with the combination of ingredients. Tastes great! Thank you for posting… Couldn’t have come at a better time! Thank you!!

  21. Hi Genevieve,

    I know this is really off the subject, but I wonder what yoga pants you have. Can you tell the brand names or any suggestions?? I’m preggers and want something comfy to labor in. 🙂

    I might try this smoothie. My nausea is worse this time around. :-/

    Thanks so much,
    Elisabeth 😉

  22. Does 1/2 cup oatmeal mean 1/2 cup of cooked oatmeal or 1/2 cup of dry oats (that you should cook first)?

    • Cooked oatmeal 🙂 Thanks for asking – I’ll clarify in the post.


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