You probably know Whitney Port as a fashion designer, television personality, and lifestyle expert, but in February 2017, she announced that she’ll be assuming a new role—she’s going to be a mom! Shortly after sharing the news, she signed on as Chief Brand Director of Bundle Organics, a company dedicated to helping women stay healthy and comfortable on their journey to motherhood. With her new baby due any day, we checked in with Whitney to learn about some of her favorite pregnancy products and recipes. Be sure to try her go-to smoothie recipe, too!
Describe what you typically eat in a day (including snacks!)
I usually start my day with a decaf whole-milk vanilla cappuccino followed by a bowl of cereal with fruit, or granola and yogurt with fruit. If I’m really treating myself, I’ll get banana bread or a croissant because I love having something sweet in the morning. After that, I’ll drink a Bundle Organics juice so I get all those good nutrients early in my day. The Orange Carrot Strawberry Ginger flavor is my favorite.
My lunch varies every day. I don’t follow a strict diet but I try to eat a salad with protein or a lettuce wrap. Lately I’ve been loving Caesar salad with grilled chicken. Throughout the day, I’ll snack on fruit, or if I’m really hungry, I’ll have some extra-sharp cheddar cheese and crackers.
My dinners are different every night. My husband and I recently packed up our kitchen to get ready for our big move so we’ve been ordering in a lot. I like to get a chopped salads, healthy Thai food, or pizza and a salad. I’ve also been eating a lot of hamburgers!
How has it changed from your pre-pregnancy diet?
So much! I wasn’t eating as much or as frequently as I do now. I used to be someone who would skip breakfast or just have a piece of fruit and coffee but that doesn’t cut it anymore!
Another big change for me was I couldn’t have fresh-squeezed juices between meals. Because unpasteurized juices can contain bacteria, many doctors advise against drinking them during pregnancy. That’s why I was so excited to discover Bundle Organics. They have a line of juices created specifically for pregnancy. They’re flash-pasteurized so they’re completely safe but still contain all the beneficial nutrients that are so important for expectant and nursing moms. It has been an amazing replacement for me because I’m able to get healthy juice with no added sugars.
What has been the hardest food (or drink) to give up during pregnancy?
Have you had any strong cravings?
I’ve been craving a lot of dairy and treats. Chocolate milk tastes so good to me right now. It fills me up and is just perfect, sweet goodness—I love it!
What Thrive Market products have you kept stocked throughout your pregnancy?
Whitney Port’s Thrive Market Shopping List
- Bundle Organics Pregnancy Wellness Tea
- Bundle Organics Lactation Support Tea
- Bundle Organics Nausea Relief Tea
- Bundle Organics Juice for Expecting & New Moms: Kale Apple Lemon Ginger
- Bundle Organics Juice for Expecting & New Moms: Orange Carrot Strawberry Ginger
- Bundle Organics Juice for Expecting & New Moms: Dark Berry and Veggies
- Thrive Market Peppermint Essential Oil
- Clif Bar Kid ZFruit Mixed Berry Snack
- Late July Mini Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers
- Wholesome Organic Delish Fish
- Babo Botanicals 3-in-1 Hands, Body, Face Cleansing Wipes
- Bragg Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Napa Valley Naturals Organic Red Wine Vinegar
- Weleda Skin Food
- Everyday Coconut Fair Trade Coconut Face Toner
- Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar Lunch Snacks
Any favorite beauty or personal products you’ve discovered during your pregnancy?
Yes! I’ve discovered some amazing products that have become my new go-tos:
Whitney Port’s Pregnancy Beauty Cabinet
- Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser
- Caudalie Gentle Buffing Creme
- Caudalie Beauty Elixir
- Caudalie Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence
- Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Stretch Oil
- Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water
- Herbivore Sea Mist
- M/f People Hyaluronic Face Cream
- Biossance Squalane and Vitamin C Rose Oil
- Tata Harper Elixir Vitae Eye Serum
- Kneipp Arnica Massage Oil—Joint and Muscle
How has your exercise routine changed during pregnancy?
Before pregnancy, I was working out five days a week, doing a mix of spinning, cardio, and hot yoga, but during the first trimester, it was really hard for me to do anything. I was so nauseous and tired! Fortunately, I started to feel better during the second trimester and was able to do prenatal pilates and a lot of walking. Now that I’m in the home stretch, there isn’t a lot that I can do without feeling really uncomfortable so I try to go on a walk at least once a day, but am mostly just taking it easy.
What's the best advice you've received during your pregnancy?
Someone told me to find a doctor you really trust and lean on them for all of your questions rather than asking family and friends. Pregnancy is such a unique journey for everyone so someone else’s experience may not apply to you. Your doctor knows the most about what’s going on inside your body.
Other than that, just take it day-by-day! So much changes over the course of your pregnancy. All you can do is take care of yourself and your growing baby the best you can each day.
Any favorite recipes you can share with other mommies-to-be?
My Banana Nut Smoothie has been my go-to during pregnancy! It’s so easy to make and always hits the spot. You can’t go wrong with mixing any of the Bundle Organics juices with Greek yogurt and cashew milk, or dates and a banana.
Whitney Port’s Banana Nut Smoothie Recipe
Yield: 1 serving
Active Time: 5 minutes
½ cup Bundle Organics Orange Carrot Strawberry Ginger Juice
½ cup cashew milk
1 tablespoon agave
1 frozen banana