Last week I shared with you the reason why I did my 3-day juice cleanse. (SPOILER ALERT: I wanna be a mama!)
Today, I’m sharing my recipe for the FERTILITY SMOOTHIE that I’ve been drinking for the past few weeks. Not only is it NUTRITIOUS and highly supportive for fertility, it’s DELICIOUS too!
WHAT do I put into my fertility smoothie and WHY?
This recipe is adapted from To Make a Mommy’s recipe.
1 ½ c. almond or coconut milk
1 c. leafy greens
½ banana (frozen or fresh)
½ c. berries
1 tsp maca
1 T ground flaxseeds
½ scoop Green Vibrance
1 scoop collagen peptides
60 drops of Dong Quai Root
I’ve been making and drinking this smoothie for breakfast for 6 days a week over the last few weeks. I’ve tweaked it a little and tried different versions to suit my taste buds and I invite you to do the same.
For the coconut or almond milk, you can substitute for any non-dairy milk that you have on hand, like flax or hemp milk. Rotate the greens that you’re using weekly. My favorites are kale and spinach, especially when it’s fresh picked from my garden. I added in the banana for a little natural sweetness, but you could substitute 1-2 pitted Medjool dates instead.
The berries are very high in antioxidants. I buy a large bag of frozen organic berries from Costco and it lasts a couple weeks.
Maca is a root superfood from South America. It is considered an adaptogen, meaning it helps us adapt to stress. It helps boost libido, increases fertility, and balances hormones. Look for gelatinized maca like this one here.
Flaxseeds provide an extra boost of fiber, as well as healthy fats, which is needed to support fertility. Store your ground flaxseeds in the fridge so that the healthy fats do not go rancid.
Green Vibrance is a greens superfood powder that contains ingredients like wheat grass, oat grass, spirulina, chlorella, and so much more, which are full of antioxidants and immune boosting, anti-inflammatory properties. Remember to store it in the fridge or freezer to maintain freshness.
Collagen is a protein found in the bones of animals like fish and cattle. It helps support healthy joints, bones, hair, skin, and nails. Amino acids in proteins are necessary building blocks for all the cells in our bodies, including developing fetuses. My favorite is this one by Vital Proteins.
Dong Quai, also called female ginseng, is a Chinese herb that helps balance estrogen levels, enhances fertility, and can help reduce anxiety. This herb cannot be taken during pregnancy or while nursing, so be sure to discontinue use as soon as you start to try to conceive.
It’s important to meet with a nutritionist or doctor before starting on your fertility journey so that you can discuss your nutritional status and how to best support you during this exciting time.
What do you usually put in your smoothies?
Be sure to send us pics of the smoothies that you make!