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I bet you can find smoothie recipes anywhere!
Smoothies have become increasingly popular and you can prepare them easily. A five year old can do it (uh, maybe, but you get the idea…) And, you can find them anywhere, already prepared and ready to drink.
But did you know that if you are desperately trying to conceive, there are really healthy smoothie recipes for fertility?
Yes, you can make easy smoothies at home bursting with nutrients for fertility! All you need is a blender! (And oh, if you are a new mom – not really trying to conceive but wanting all the goodness that a smoothie offers – and would hate to wake up that little one taking a nap, you would like to consider a powerful but quiet blender!)
So, for healthy, fertility-boosting smoothie recipes you can prepare yourself, try making:
🍋 Citrus and Banana Smoothie
Nothing like oranges, clementines, grapes and bananas for that perfect smoothie, right?
Not only do these taste refreshing on a hot, summer day. Citrus and banana smoothies make an ideal smoothie for fertility assistance.
This perfect smoothie includes folic acid, superfoods, potassium and a wild jolt of vitamin C. I usually get a boost of protein by adding greek yogurt (plus, I prefer my smoothies thick). And if you are vegan, you can always add a nut-based greek yogurt.
Here’s how I do my Citrus and Banana Smoothie:
Creamy, fruity citrus and banana smoothie with plain Greek Yogurt!
- 2 Ripe banana, peeled and sliced
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 oranges, peeled and sliced
- 3 cups plain Greek yogurt use nut-based yogurt if you are vegan
- 2 tbsp grated orange zest (from orange)
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup ice
- 1/2 cup sugar optional
Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender that will blend all the ingredients. I like using Ninja Master Prep Professional!
In a small saucepan, bring the sugar and water to a boil over medium-high heat. Simmer and stir occasionally until the sugar dissolves, which would be about 5 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes.
Add the Greek yogurt, banana,oranges, orange zest, vanilla extract, and ice.
Blend until the mixture is thick, creamy and smooth (around 3 minutes)
Pour into glasses and serve.
An all-green lunchtime smoothie is an awesome way to get the nutrients you need in one packed smoothie.
I love adding kale, spinach, green tomato, and cucumber.
The trick to taking away the flavor of harsh greens (my son calls my green smoothie “sewer juice” – I have to convince myself that green smoothies are healthy 😜) is to add sweet veggies like carrots or splashes of fruits like orange and apples.
Banana, Mango, and Vanilla Smoothie
Bananas are packed with potassium and folic acid. Mangos have a multitude of vitamins and nutrients.
Put these two fruits together and you now have a very hearty smoothie that can give you that tropical punch in the morning.
Of course, you can have just mango smoothie without the extras. Or you can jazz up your banana and mango smoothie a bit by adding vanilla powder.
Then give it an extra-spicy kick by adding some anti-inflammatory ground ginger!
Cinnamon, Mango, and Peach Smoothie
Mango and peaches are great options for vitamins and minerals from a solid fruit source. If you are in the southern United States, you may be able to find both of the fruits year round.
To give you an immune packed smoothie with blood sugar control benefits, add cinnamon. You can use fresh ground cinnamon from the stick or cinnamon powder.
Make sure that the powder is organic!
Mixed Berry and Greens
If you want to get in all your fruit and your greens in one go while making sure you are reaping all the benefits of folic acid and iron along with vitamins, then go for a mixed berry and greens smoothie. This smoothie usually contains several types of berries like blackberries and strawberries alongside greens like kale and spinach.
You can take these five smoothie recipes and choose which one you love best.
As long as you are getting at least one of these a day, you will be boosting your fertility and may be reading our new mom posts in nine months!