So you’re trying to conceive. Yay!
The whole concept of creating a baby from two loving souls coming together is magical and miraculous. Enjoy this time of baby-making activities!
This can be a beautiful process and it can be a stressful one as well. When it comes to trying to conceive, some may have success immediately while it may take others years. Sadly, infertility is becoming more and more common and many attribute that to the overload of toxins in our environment and food supply.
Whether this is your first pregnancy or your second or third, make sure you prep your body for pregnancy and be sure to create a happy, healthy home for future baby.
This smoothie’s ingredients all support fertility in the following ways:
Berries- High in vitamin C and disease-fighting antioxidants that protect the body from cellular damage and aging.
Kefir/Greek Yogurt- Both have beneficial bacteria for gut health and protein for building and repairing healthy tissues.
Kale- Part if the cruciferous family, Kale is high in antioxidants as well as iron, folic acid, calcium and vitamin A. Kale also fights inflammation in the body.
Chia Seeds- Super duper high in omega-3s, which help regulate hormones, increase blood flow to the uterus, increase cervical mucous and promote ovulation.
Maca Powder- This Peruvian superfood has been used for centuries as a treatment for infertility. It regulates the hormones, increases egg and sperm health and boosts libido as well.
Bee Pollen- Incredibly rich in vitamins and nutrients, Bee Pollen also boosts the immune system, regulates hormones and supports egg health.
Coconut Oil– A healthy fat that can nourish the thyroid, supports healthy metabolism and regulates hormones. Extremely high in Lauric Acid, which is found in human breast milk and has antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial health-protecting properties.
Almond Milk- Almonds are regarded as the most nutrient-containing nut high in important reproductive system nutrients including zinc and L-arginine.
~The Fertility Smoothie~
- 1 cup frozen berries
- 1/2 cup kefir or greek yogurt
- 1 leaf of kale
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp maca powder
- 1 tbsp bee pollen
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cup almond milk or water
- stevia to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend. Enjoy most mornings for highest fertility benefit! Happy conceiving!