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The Ultimate Fertility Smoothie for Men & Women

This healthy fertility smoothie is full of nutrients and vitamins to help your body prepare for pregnancy. It is great for anyone suffering from PCOS or high FSH as well as unexplained infertility.

It would also be fantastic for your partner to drink as the maca root powder is really good for male fertility.

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Drink this smoothie as part of your fertility diet along with other superfoods like nuts, eggs, and beans.

The protein powder in the smoothie makes it a great choice to pump up your protein counts for the day while not overdoing the carbohydrates.

If you prefer a more filling smoothie, make sure to check out my high-protein, low-carb smoothie bowl for fertility

If you don’t have a blender, I highly recommend this personal portable blender. I got it on Amazon Prime day last year and it is my new favorite thing.

You can just put all your ingredients in the blender and then take it to go and blend them up whenever you are ready. It’s perfect for smoothies with frozen fruit as they will be a bit melted by the time you make your smoothie. 

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Fertility Smoothie Ingredients

A fertility smoothie is made up of the following components: 

  1.  Fats
  2. Fruits
  3. Greens
  4. Protein
  5. Liquid
  6. Fertility Superfoods

1. Healthy Fats

While you should be avoiding trans fats in processed food whether you are TTC or not, some fat is essential in your diet.

Healthy fats that contain Omega 3s  increase blood flow to your reproductive areas,  prevent miscarriage and  can also improve your ovulation which is very important for women with PCOS who may experience long cycles. 

 A 2012 NIH study showed that egg quality is much higher in women who eat a diet rich in healthy fats. 

If egg quality is something you are worried about, make sure to download this free ebook on improving your egg quality naturally. 

What Are Healthy Fats? 

  • Nuts such as walnuts, almonds and macadamia nuts
  • Seeds such as pumpkin, sunflower and chia seas
  • Avocado
  • Coconut products – coconut cream, coconut oil and fresh coconut
  • Nut Butters such as almond butter

2. Fruits

If you are following a PCOS Diet, then you probably know that you really need to reduce or even better, eliminate,  your intake of sugary products. 

Unfortunately many fruits are too high in fructose to be beneficial for your egg quality and fertility.

An example of this are bananas that are a really common ingredient in smoothies but one that is very high in carbohydrates. 

If you are following the The Fertility Diet you already know that you should limit your carb intake for maximum egg quality and fertility. 

Fruits like bananas can take up your whole carb allowance so it’s better to use lower sugar fruits in your fertility smoothie.

Fresh fruit is better than frozen as you shouldn’t drink ice cold drinks when TTC, Chinese medicine believes warm drinks are good for the uterus.

If you do used frozen fruits, you can let them thaw overnight before you add them to your smoothie. 

Recommended Fruits For Your Fertility Smoothie

The following fruits are great for adding to your smoothies or snacking on in moderation. 

  • Apples
  • Berries including blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries
  • Pineapple in moderation ( Pineapple core contains bromelain which is supposed to help build your uterine lining ready for implantation. I have included in my Implantation smoothie recipe.

Fruits to limit or avoid

  • Watermelon
  • Mango
  • Banana
  • Grapes
  • Cherries

3. Greens 

Adding greens to your smoothie can help you to add some fertility power easily. Greens such as spinach and kale contain folate and zinc which is great for ovulation and also improving sperm quality. 

It can be a bit weird to add a bunch of leaves to your smoothie so you can steam them to make them easier to digest. You can buy frozen blocks of chopped spinach and then thaw them before you add it to your smoothie. 

Green Superfoods for your smoothie

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Swiss Chard
  • Okra (okra is popular in the Southern USA and is also known as a fertility superfood in countries such as Africa – if you can get your hands on it, it is worth adding to your smoothies). 

4. Protein

At least 25% of your daily diet should be protein but many women simply don’t eat enough so your smoothie is a wonderful opportunity to boost your protein intake without really noticing. 

The easiest way to boost your smoothie’s protein power is with a protein powder. Modern protein powders are not like the chalky ones of the past that tasted awful. Now you can even get flavorless powders that you won’t even notice. 

What is the best protein powder to boost fertility?

Natural and plant based is best, you can also get protein powders with added greens for an extra boost. 

I used this powder as I like that it is completely flavorless. 

It is a collagen protein powder that is great for your body and cell renewal. 

What About Pea Protein Powder? 

Some older studies explored the ideas that peas may slow down conception due to a compound called m-xylohydroquinone.  Most fertility experts nowadays do not think peas are a huge risk to fertility but personally, I did not eat them whole while I was trying to conceive (luckily I don’t like them much anyway!).

If you want to avoid peas completely,  you can choose an organic or grass-fed whey protein such as this one. 

Soy protein is not recommended if you are trying to conceive. You can then add in a separate greens supplement.

The two best types of protein powder for your fertility smoothie are collagen powder and whey protein. 

Collagen Peptides 

This is a naturally occurring protein found in bone broth which is one of nature’s superfoods. 

Collagen powder can help with:

  • PCOS
  • Gut Health (learn more about detoxing for fertility here)
  • Bone strength
  • Muscle repair
  • Brain health
  • Strong hair and nails
  • Weight Loss

Collagen powder is perfect for adding to your fertility smoothie. 

Whey Protein

If you are not avoiding dairy, whey protein is another good option. It is the most common protein powder you will see in the stores and it comes in a multitude of different flavors. 

There are a number of studies that show that protein powder has no negative affects on fertility in either men and women. 

If you want to try whey protein, I recommend this one as the cows are grass fed and it does not contain any hormones or antibiotics. 

5. Liquid

You will need some kind of liquid in your smoothie to make sure that everything blends together easily. 

Some people think that you should avoid dairy when trying to get pregnant. Research is mixed so you can decide whether you want to eliminate it completely. 

If you do want to have dairy, make sure it is full-fat as that has been shown to be ok for fertility (especially for women with PCOS). 

The only thing that isn’t really recommended for your fertility smoothie is juice as it is high in sugar. 

Liquid ideas:

  • Water
  • Coconut milk
  • Oat milk
  • Cashew milk
  • Almond milk

6. Fertility Superfoods

The last thing to add into your smoothie are some fertility superfoods. 

Your fertility smoothie is the perfect place to try some fertility supplements and vitamins that you might otherwise not be able to. 

Here are some things to add to your smoothie:

Maca Root

Maca is an adaptogen that can help control your stress hormones (here are some tips for How To Relax While Trying To Get Pregnant). 

Research has show that maca can also help to balance your hormones, and increase libido. It is also very beneficial for male fertility and has been called “Male Viagra”. 

A scoop of maca root is a great addition to your breakfast smoothie, just make sure to get a good quality organic powder. I really like the Maca Powder from Zen Spirit.

Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass has many fertility benefits. It is jam packed with vitamins and is great for detoxifying your body in preparation for pregnancy. 

As wheatgrass has a strong taste, it is a great thing to add into your smoothie where the grassy taste will be hidden by fruits and other ingredients. 

Click here to learn more about wheatgrass

Royal Jelly

The queen bee lives exclusively on royal jelly and lays up to 2,000 eggs per day. She also stays fertile throughout her life. 

 A 2018 Study showed that royal jelly promotes follicular growth and development in the ovaries of rats. 

How much royal jelly should you take?

Add 1-2 tsp of pure Royal Jelly to your smoothie for an extra fertility boost. 

Bee Propolis 

Sticking with the bee theme, bee propolis is another fertility superfood that you can add to your smoothies. 

(it goes without saying that you should use any bee products if you have a bee allergy). 

Bee Propolis may help women with endometriosis. A 2003 study showed a link between a positive pregnancy outcomes and the intake of bee propolis in endometriosis sufferers. 

Bee Pollen

Bee Pollen can help increase libido and importantly, boost egg quality. 

You can add a teaspoon of each bee pollen and pee propolis into your smoothie. 

My Top Picks For Pollen And Propolis Powder:

100% natural bee pollen powder from The Pure Organic Organic Ingredients Store. 

Bee propolis powder from Skakich.

Fertility Smoothie Nutritional Information

If you are following the fertility diet,  you know how important the right balance of macronutrients is for your fertility.

My recipe for the smoothie is a perfect example of the fertility diet in action.

Carbohydrates: 37%

Fat: 36% 

Protein: 27%

This is using the following measurements:

1 scoop of protein powder

1/2 cup of pineapple

1 tablespoon of maca powder

1/2 cup of strawberries

1 cup of full-fat milk

1/3 avocado

Handful of spinach if desired. 

You can play around with different variations to add more protein or fat as needed.

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The Ultimate Fertility Smoothie for Men & Women

The best fertility smoothie recipe for getting pregnant. If you are TTC and want to get pregnant or you are going through infertility, check out this tasty fertility smoothie with maca and tons of nutrients. Great for men and women who are hoping to conceive. Boost your chances of getting pregnant with this delicious fertility drink. This smoothie is wonderful if you are going through fertility treatments or if you have PCOS or low ovarian reserve.

This Fertility Smoothie is delicious and easy to make. It is packed with fertility superfoods and you can make it your own with different additions.

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon of maca powder
  • 1 cup of full-fat milk
  • 1/3 avocado
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • Handful of spinach

Instructions

  1. Add the liquid (milk, water or coconut milk) into your blender then follow with the other ingredients, fruit first then powders last
  2. Blend for 3 minutes
  3. Serve immediately

Notes

You can substitute the milk for another liquid such as coconut milk, water or almond milk.

Use grass-fed whey or collagen protein powder

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 479Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 232mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 11gSugar: 14gProtein: 39g

 

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Austin Uchendu

Sunday 21st of August 2022

When preparing my smoothie, can I do it the night before and take it to work drink. What I would do is blend all my ingredients together and leave it in the fridge. I would then take it to work leave it at room temperature than drink it. Would this be ok?

Ohood

Thursday 14th of February 2019

Should I continue taking this smoothie even in the 2 weeks after ovulation, because if l got prgnent I am scared to lose it due to the pineapple and maca and the fertilitea that you recommend ?? Or it’s ok it won’t affect the pregnancy if it happened ???? Thank you so much for all your help and useful information ❤️❤️

Jordan carlon

Thursday 29th of November 2018

So when u say 1/3 avacado do I mean 1/3 of an avacado or 1/3 of a cup also of I use coconut oil instead how much would I use in the smoothie?

Gemma

Sunday 9th of December 2018

1/3 of a whole avocado is what I would use. It's high in fat and calories so a little goes a long way!

Jasmine Shaw

Thursday 8th of November 2018

I was wondering what protein powder would I need to look into getting as I have never use protein powder?

Alyssa

Wednesday 10th of October 2018

HI! I'm wondering with the smoothie, how you would add it to your fitness tracker for the macro-nutrients? Did you add the ingredients individually so it would count it accurately?

Gemma

Wednesday 10th of October 2018

Hi Alyssa,

Yes, I broke it down on Myfitnesspal to get the correct ratios. It will depend exactly what you add into the smoothie but once you have created it as a food on MFP, you won't have to add all the ingredients in again.

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