Throughout that journey, I searched endlessly for the magic recipe, tea, exercise or pill that was going to “fix” me. I thought there had to be something I was missing and when I found it, that was going to be the ticket to helping me get pregnant…
Well, if you read through all of my fertility posts, you’ll learn that that wasn’t the case for me.
In order to get pregnant I had to focus on doing less, rather than adding more. I had to stop researching ways to get pregnant and start focusing on taking care of my body and actually listening to it, rather than stuffing more “superfoods” down my throat.
So why create a fertility smoothie recipe if I’m against all this fertility “superfood” and information overload? Well, there’s a couple of reasons:
- To get your attention and hopefully you’ll take my message to heart
- I hope that by reading my posts you realize that you might be being too hard on yourself and that you can learn something valuable from my experience.
- Smoothies are delicious! Plus, they’re a great way to add calories, fat and fruits and veggies (which your body all probably needs to feel safe and nourished during this time).
- To learn that a smoothie doesn’t have to have a million fancy ingredients to support your health and your fertility.
Stressing about eating all the right things to eat to get pregnant can actually be detrimental to your fertility :\ …or at least it was for me.
Remember: food is meant to fuel our bodies – and that’s it. So when we can start to focus less on being “perfect” and more on being “good enough,” we can take a lot of stress off of ourselves – and that my friends might just be the key to improving your fertility!
ps. Feel free to make this smoothie at room temperature (if that works best for your body) by swapping out the frozen fruit for fresh fruit. 🙂
Hope you enjoy!
Super Simple Blueberry Fertility Smoothie
Prep time: 5 mins Total time: 5mins Yields: 1 serving
- 1 cup frozen mango or 1 frozen banana (leave the peel on the banana for extra fibre and nutrients – it also makes your smoothie waaay smoother)*
- 1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
- 1 handful fresh or frozen spinach**
- 1 tbsp flaxseed (can be ground or whole)
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (optiona)***
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (use more or less depending on desired thickness)
- Place all ingredients in blender and blend on high until combined.
*Just trust me on this one, I promise you don’t actually taste the peel.
**To extend the life of your fresh spinach, throw it in the freezer before it goes bad to use in smoothies and other recipes (like my vegan bolognese sauce).
***If you decide to add a protein powder to this smoothie, try it first before adding the maple syrup. A lot of protein powders already use a sweetener.