As a PCOS dietitian, I frequently get asked: can a healthy diet or smoothies really boost fertility?
My answer: Yes! A fertility smoothie is one of the easiest ways to pack a ton of essential nutrients into one meal to improve your reproductive health.
This blog post will outline how a fertility-friendly diet can play a huge role in optimizing your body for fertility, how to make a healthy fertility smoothie, and provide you with a delicious fertility smoothie recipe.
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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the number one cause of anovulatory infertility (1). My own fertility journey struggles led up to my PCOS diagnosis and I really wish I had known more about this subject before I was forced to learn about it.
If you have PCOS and are trying to conceive, two of your biggest goals to improve your fertility chances will be:
And don’t forget that these types of smoothies can also be great for your partner too! Improving male fertility is just as important as optimizing your fertility. Recent research has shown that sperm health has a big impact on recurrent pregnancy loss (2). Don’t forget, it takes two to tango!
A balanced diet for both you and your partner that includes mostly whole foods is a great way to improve your fertility.
First things first, what exactly is a fertility smoothie?
It’s a smoothie that includes different food components to keep your blood sugar levels balanced, which is a crucial piece of improving fertility with PCOS. It’s also an easy way to include lots of whole foods that provide vitamins and minerals to improve your egg quality and your partners’ sperm count and quality (3).
The key to making the best fertility smoothie is to follow this formula. I recommend including at least one food item from each category. You can mix and match different variations for endless combinations too!
If you’re looking for a delicious smoothie that can also improve your fertility chances, I’ve got you covered below with this berry avocado smoothie!
The best part of this berry avocado fertility smoothie recipe is that the ingredients are so simple. They’re easy to keep on hand to throw together whenever you need a quick healthy meal. You could even cut the recipe in half and have it as a balanced snack option!
I like to use frozen fruit whenever possible because it’s usually less expensive and it can replace the need for ice. It does make the smoothie thicker so if that’s not your jam, make sure to add more liquid to achieve the consistency you like.
What You’ll Need:
Simply put all of your ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Then pour into a glass and enjoy! Smoothies are seriously such a simple meal option to improve your egg health and boost your chances of getting pregnant!
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