Fertility

Feast, Fuel, Fertility Challenge – Part 1: Berries – try this blueberry banana smoothie bowl

Jessie Day, in partnership with Gyna  |  1 Feb 2024


If you’ve been trying to conceive (TTC) for more than a month or two, you probably already know the basics of eating for fertility: from brightly coloured berries to oily fish and leafy greens.

These fertility foods are well-researched and backed by science, as nutrient-dense options to help support your body in preparation for healthy conception. Plus, they’re super-easy to get hold of and yummy to eat. 

Who’s behind the rave-review fertility recipe Insta account?

Over a brand new 6-part mini series, we’re collaborating with Gyna, the team behind the rave-review Gyna Fertility Course and vast repository of (seriously tasty) fertility-boosting recipes and superfood 101s.

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Dive into Feast, Fuel, Fertility – The Gyna 6-week Challenge and tick off one superfood after another, with a different fertility food focus in each edition. You’ll be in good company – team TRB will be prepping and cooking along with you, and sharing our creations (disasters, showstoppers and all!) – and we’d love to see what you pull off at home, too! 

Share your pics and reviews on Insta, tag @gyna_fertility and @fertility.theribbonbox and be sure to take the FREE quiz by Gyna. You’ll get a personalized fertility plan (the reviews speak for themselves) plus hundreds of delicious fertility recipes, all designed to boost your TTC goals and help you get pregnant, faster. 

Here’s today’s focus superfood, and a bonus freebie recipe from team Gyna. Looking for more? Take the quiz and unlock the full collection. From a blueberry chia seed pudding to strawberry crisp and pancakes, if berries are on your challenge list, Gyna is bursting with inspo. 

Let’s get started. 

Before you dig in, this recipe is from the Gyna fertility program. For more delicious fertility boosting recipes (and easy step-by-step guidance for adjusting diet and lifestyle to improve fertility), you can try Gyna for free by taking their fertility quiz here.

The berries fertility connection – think vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber & more

Team Gyna 101 – which fruit is best for fertility?

Blueberries are high in vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber, potassium and folate. They’re incredibly anti-inflammatory, which is important because many of the most common conditions that prevent or complicate pregnancy (such as PCOS and endometriosis) involve inflammation. Feel free to add a few tablespoons of nut butter, flax seeds, or hemp seeds to make this smoothie more filling.

Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl

This recipe is vegetarian, vegan and dairy/gluten-free. It’s also Paleo-friendly. 

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 0 minutes Makes: 1-2 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 frozen bananas (peeled prior to freezing)
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup milk (or substitute nut milk)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor.
  2. Blend the ingredients until a thick and smoothie consistency forms. If needed, add more milk to get the blender moving. However, remember more liquid creates a thinner smoothie while less liquid creates a thicker smoothie.
  3. Transfer the smoothie to bowl(s). Top with fresh fruit, granola, coconut flakes, or any other toppings.

 

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Keep up with the Feast, Fuel, Fertility Challenge

Watch out for part 2, where we’ll be covering the next must-eat on our fertility foods list. Plus, head to Gyna for tons more information on fertility superfoods, and a personalized plan to help you get pregnant, faster. 

Start now, with their free fertility quiz. And catch the rave reviews here

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