If you are trying to get pregnant, you know that eating right can make a huge difference in how quickly you get pregnant with or without fertility treatments.
Eating a low(er) carb diet combined with significantly increasing your protein intake can help to improve your egg quality and thus, your chances of getting pregnant.
For those of you that have read my post about the The Fertility Diet that I followed to get pregnant, you know that I strictly followed a 40% carbs, 30% fat, 30% protein diet as much as possible.
In order to get as much protein as possible into my diet, I relied heavily on eggs as a breakfast food. Omelets, hardboiled eggs and frittatas were staples in my fertility meal plans.
Bearing in mind that the fertility day takes on average 90 days to make a difference to your egg quality, then you can imagine that eggs get really boring after a while.
Enter the fertility smoothie. A protein packed smoothie for breakfast is a great way to start the day and keep yourself full until lunch.
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Now, a word of caution. Most smoothies are packed with sugar which will throw your carb levels through the roof. Getting the right balance of protein to carbs in a smoothie is a bit tricky and many store-bought smoothies from juice bars will not make the cut.
Below you will find an awesome smoothie bowl recipe packed with fertility-boosting ingredients like maca powder and avocado that gives you the ideal amounts of protein, carbs and fats to keep your fertility nutrition plan on track.
What Is A Smoothie Bowl?
I love smoothie bowls when eating for fertility as they allow you to add more fertility-boosting ingredients than a regular liquid smoothie.
If you have already tried my ultimate fertility smoothie for men & women and are looking for something fresh and new to try, this smoothie bowl for fertility is perfect for you!
Smoothie bowls are thicker than regular smoothies and are eating with a spoon rather than a straw. Adding in frozen fruit and ice to gives your smoothie the consistency of a frozen dessert.
Toppings are what really make a smoothie bowl special. You can sprinkle berries, grated coconut or nuts onto your bowl to make it look and taste amazing.
Fertility-friendly Smoothie Bowl Topping Ideas
Toppings are the best part of a smoothie bowl. Just remember, if you are tracking your macros to add the toppings as well as the smoothie bowl when you input your smoothie into your app (I use MyFitnessPal).
Use the toppings to add in some extra fertility superfoods to your breakfast and make your smoothie taste delicious.
Berries- Any low carb berries will work perfectly as a topping. Try blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries or cranberries.
Walnuts (omega vitamins)
Sunflower seeds (high in zinc)
Tips For Making The Perfect Fertility Smoothie Bowl
Freeze the strawberries overnight or buy organic frozen strawberries from the grocery store. Having a stash of frozen strawberries in the freezer makes it easy to make a smoothie bowl whenever you feel like it.
Ice gives the smoothie bowl a nice thick consistency so it can be eaten with a spoon.
If you aren’t a fan of strawberries this smoothie bowl will work just as well with other low carb berries, like raspberries or blueberries.
If you are avoiding dairy, you can substitute the greek yogurt for almond milk, coconut milk or a non-dairy yogurt.
This recipe works best with a high speed blender like a Ninja blender. You need a good quality blender for crushing the ice.
Is the Fertility Smoothie Bowl Good For Men Too?
Absolutely! Maca is a fertility powerhouse for men and can help a lot with male-factor fertility. Pumpkin and sunflower seeds are also essential for boosting male fertility due to their high zinc content.
How To Make A Fertility Smoothie Bowl
This smoothie bowl is perfect for those mornings when you just can’t face eggs again but need something high protein and low carb.
- ½ cup of strawberries (frozen is best)
- ½ avocado
- 1 tablespoon maca powder
- ½ cup Greek yoghurt
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
- 1 cup of crushed ice
- Place strawberries, protein powder, greek yogurt, avocado and ice in a high speed blender and blend for 1 min or until completely smooth.
- Add in the maca powder and blend until it is all mixed in
- Place in bowl and top with crushed walnuts nuts, oats, berries or pumpkin seeds as desired. Serve immediately
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