When you’re trying to conceive, it’s even more important to be mindful of your diet. Women’s reproductive health could be affected by the nutrients they consume as nutrient deficiency can lead to a complicated pregnancy, which is not something you want to deal with.
There are a lot of other factors that come into play during infertility, but the most critical one is hormonal imbalances. The right smoothie helps support hormonal balance and gives your body the nutrients it needs to support your fertility. I know it seems far-fetched when I say that a smoothie will help you get pregnant but hear me out.
Developed by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, this smoothie is rich in nutrients (folic acid) and contains ingredients (plant-based proteins) that have been known for their fertility benefits.
The fertility boosting smoothie combines the powers of fertility boosting nutrients such as zinc, omega 3 fatty acids, and folate to support reproductive health in women. Also, this yummy and wholesome smoothie is loaded with antioxidants and the right nutrients, including iron and zinc from chia seeds, hemp seed, and spinach, protein, and fiber from hemp seeds, vitamin D from cinnamon and spinach, to support the body’s natural ability to produce healthy eggs leading to pregnancy.
Recipe: Tropical Fertility Boosting Smoothie
Are you wondering how to make a fertility-boosting smoothie? It’s pretty easy to make your fertility-boosting smoothies. All you need is to follow the below-mentioned smoothie recipe, blend all ingredients and enjoy!
Note: The pregnancy boosting nutrients in this smoothie have been shown to be beneficial for women going through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), or other fertility treatments. Also for women diagnosed with PCOS, High FSH, and unexplained infertility.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 7 minutes
Yield: 16 oz. (Single Serving)
· 2 cups spinach
· ½ cup frozen pineapple
· ¼ cup frozen mango
· 2 tablespoons hemp hearts
· 1 tablespoon chia seeds
· 1 tablespoon almond butter
· 1 teaspoon spirulina
· 1 teaspoon powdered goji berry
· ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
· 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
· Water to blend (1/3 cup – 1 cup for desired consistency)
1. Place all ingredients in a blender
2. Blend using a high-speed blender until the texture becomes smooth and creamy
3. Enjoy cold
Nutritional Information per serving (1 16 oz serving): Calories 374, Total Fat 23g, Saturated Fat 3g, Unsaturated Fats 20g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Total Carbohydrates 26g, Dietary Fiber 8g, Total Sugar 13g, Added Sugar 0g, Total Sodium 90mg, Total Protein 16g.
What Makes It a Fertility Boosting Drink?
Our tropical fertility-boosting smoothie is a delicious blend of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fatty acids (omega-3, omega-6), and other essential nutrients that act synergistically to help prepare your body for conception.
The secret to healthy conception lies in balancing the fertility-boosting ingredients and those that support your overall health and wellbeing. Here’s a breakdown of our tropical fertility-boosting smoothie ingredients:
Green Leafy Vegetables
Green leafy vegetables like spinach, Brussels sprouts, kale, and broccoli contain many nutrients that support fertility. They are rich in folate, calcium, iron, and zinc, which help maintain reproductive health. The high content of folate in green leafy vegetables helps to promote the production of healthy eggs and sperm.
This Fertility Boosting Smoothie is a delicious way to incorporate Spinach leaves, which are high in iron, folate, zinc, and B Vitamins, and are known to support ovulation and female fertility and contribute to your overall reproductive health.
Antioxidants prevent the body from damage caused by free radicals. In other words, they may protect against the aging process and even fight off various diseases such as cancer.
With the addition of goji berries in this smoothie, which is a potent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, iron, and other nutrients, you’ll have a fantastic superfood that can improve hormone levels, sex drive, and fertility in women. Amino acids and potassium in Goji berries support hormone levels and fertility in women. Insufficient intake of Manganese is associated with an increased risk of anovulation or inability to release an egg during the menstrual cycle. Pineapple in this smoothie is rich in Manganese which has been found to help the body form sex hormones and boost fertility in women.
Bromelain, an anti-inflammatory in pineapple helps increases blood flow to the uterus, which may ultimately lead to a more successful implantation of the embryo. The core of the pineapple contains the highest concentration of Bromelain which has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory and anti-coagulation (blood thinning) properties that may support a woman’s immune system and uterus overall health .
Mango is a “superfruit” containing essential vitamins and antioxidants that help the body fight off infections, stay energized, and keep bones and muscles strong. This refreshing fruit is commonly used in tropical smoothies or desserts.
Mangos are a rich source of vitamin A, and fiber and contain other fertility-friendly nutrients (Folate, Vitamin C) that may support your reproductive health.
The zinc found in mangos is also essential for gene expression and hormone secretion, which are vital to keeping a healthy reproductive system and may improve PCOS symptoms.
Chia Seeds and Hemp Seeds
Chia seeds in this smoothie are also a potent source of iron and zinc, which support fertility. The omega 3 fatty acids in chia seeds have been shown to promote hormonal balance and ovulation and help reduce PMS symptoms. These tiny seeds also stimulate ovulation and promote uterine health and may improve fertility.
Hemp seeds are rich in Manganese, Zinc, Magnesium, Iron, Folate, Vitamin B6 & Vitamin E, and other important nutrients, all of which have been shown to support fertility. Hemp seeds also contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids (supports fertility), protein and dietary fiber.
The benefits don’t stop there – hemp seeds are also rich in magnesium which can help support hormonal balance and help with embryo implantation.
In addition, ginger boosts fertility, enhances semen quality, and helps to ease menstrual cramps, so it’s also suitable for women during labor. Cinnamon has antimicrobial, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties and may also improve menstrual cyclicity in women.
There’s no denying it — having a baby is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. It also can be one of the most challenging. Has your journey been plagued with disappointments and confusion? Don’t worry—you’re not alone.
Many women have the same questions you do, such as, “What should I eat?” “How much exercise is enough?” or “Should I take supplements?” At Holness Nutrition, we help Women struggling with fertility. You’ll get specific, tailored advice from a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Fertility Specialist.
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