If you have been in the TTC world long, you have probably heard about fertility smoothies. For the longest time, I put it off, because it seemed so overwhelming. And annoying to have to make a big old smoothie every day.
Well, a few months ago I joined a TTC accountability group and one of the first things the leader wanted us to do was to make a daily smoothie. I finally took a deep breath and bit the bullet. Lo and behold it wasn’t that complicated, and some (most!) of the smoothies tasted great!
Life happened and I stopped making them daily, but my goal is to get back to daily or at least every other day.
Fertility smoothies are a great way to infuse your body with foods and boosters that will aid fertility. First of all, I want to talk a bit about some of the ingredients I’ve been using and how they relate to fertility. Then I will include a few of the recipes I have tried.
- Kale. Kale is an amazing source of iron, calcium, vitamin C, folate, antioxidants, potassium, etc. Kale can help alkalize your body, which is important in a culture where our diet is so acidic.
- Spinach. Spinach is another one that is full of antioxidants, iron, folate, zinc, and iron.
- Celery. This is another one that helps to alkalize your body. Eating foods like this will help to balance your body’s pH.
- Flaxseeds. Rich in Omega-3! Flaxseeds can help balance hormones as well as cleanse the colon.
- Chia seeds. Another great source of those necessary fatty acids. Omega-3 can help balance hormones, increase cervical fluid, aid ovulation, and increase blood flow to the uterus.
- Berries. Again, lots of antioxidants. Antioxidants are great for egg health, as well as keeping reproductive tissue healthy.
Those are just a few of the things you can include in your smoothies. If you would like more ideas, I highly recommend Natural Fertility Info. Here is a list of items you can include as well as a 10 Day Smoothie Challenge that they have put together.
So here are a few “recipes” that I have used. Honestly, they aren’t even recipes. I usually just look to see what I have in my refrigerator and freezer, and throw stuff in the blender. Only a couple have turned out badly (don’t worry, I didn’t include those 😉 ).
2 cups kale
1/2 cup frozen dark cherries
1 small banana
1 tbsp flax seed
1 tbsp almond butter
2.5 large sprigs of kale
frozen dark cherries
1 medium banana
one big spoonful of almond butter
2 celery sticks
1 cup spinach
1 medium banana
1 cup frozen mixed berries
1.5 teaspoons chia seeds
There are lots of ideas on Pinterest as well for fertility smoothies. It is a great way to get super foods and fertility-friendly foods into your day!
Have you ever made a fertility smoothie? What did you put in it?
I make smoothies once in a while too. My girls love them so it’s a quick and easy snack… and I can sneak in some extra healthy things for them, like kale or chia seeds, without them noticing. 🙂