Diet plays a huge roll when you are TTC (trying to conceive). When I started this journey 3 years ago, I learned that many foods contribute to not only our overall health, but our fertility as well. So I started incorporating these yummy foods into my smoothies and diet. I also wanted to prepare my body for pregnancy. Just like you need to clean your house when your in-laws come in town, you need to “clean house” and prepare your body for pregnancy. I’ve always been a huge smoothie fan and think it’s a great way to get everything you need in one easy to make delicious drink. This delicious smoothie is loaded with Superfoods that contain Vitamins and Minerals, antioxidants, electrolytes and fiber! This is a great way to start your day while nourishing your body with goodness!
Here is why it is great for fertility and your overall health! Enjoy!
Watercress– contains Folate which is essential nutrient the prevents birth defects. It’s also important for pregnant women very important in embryo health and play a big role in cellular division. It will also help decrease the chance of neural tube deficiency like spina bifida.
Kale, Swiss Chard and Spinach – These leafy greens are high in Folate. They contain Iron and Calcium which help with follicular development. Additionally, they contain lots of fiber, vitamins (A, C and K) and are great inflammatory benefits.
Blueberries and Strawberries – These yummy berries are full of antioxidants which aid in protecting cells from Free Radicals that damage cells and can cause many illnesses which includes cells in our reproductive system (eggies). So protect your cells to not only for your fertility, but your overall health. It’s easy because they’re berry delicious!
Banana – This yummy fruit is loaded with potassium and B6. B6 helps regulate your hormones which is a crucial when you’re trying to conceive. Not enough B6 can lead to irregular periods and poor egg and sperm quality. A yummy and easy snack to grab for both you and your man!
Celery – I love celery! This crispy delicious snack is 95% water so it is a great way to stay hydrated. Despite that is made up of mostly water, it contains a fair amount of dietary fiber to help aid digestion. It is rich is Antioxidants, Vitamins (A C and K), Folate and Potassium which are all essential to your overall health and when trying to conceive.
Coconut Water – This is an amazing way to keep yourself hydrated. It is full of potassium and electrolytes which come in handy when you are bloated from fertility drugs. Plus, it tastes great!
- 1/2 – 1 Handful of Kale
- 1/2 handful of spinach and swiss chard
- 1/2 watercress
- 1/2 – 1 celery stalk cut into small pieces
- 1 banana
- 1/2 -1 handful of frozen strawberries
- 1/2 handful blueberries
- coconut water to fill line
- topping (optional) unsweetened coconut flakes and blueberries
Love and Baby Dust,