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Fertility Smoothie Round-up – Our Top Picks

Eloise Edington  |  17 May 2023


Building a fertility smoothie for IVF & natural TTC

The fertility smoothie. There’s nothing like whizzing up a superfood breakfast to kick-start your day, and get your body ready for action. They do need to be delicious, though, especially if you’re going for one-a-day while trying to conceive (TTC). With all of this (we know, overwhelm!) in mind, what is the best fertility smoothie to get pregnant?

 Check out our favourite picks below, as well as our 8 Foods for Thought when choosing which smoothies to go for, alongside top-rated male and female fertility supplements.

Perfect for IVF patients too, these smoothie for fertility ideas are great for egg health and keep your body strong in the lead up to and during pregnancy.

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Food For Thought No. 1

Vitamins are key – Greens like spinach, broccoli and rocket (arugula in the USA and Canada) are rich in folate, which is a B Vitamin and helpful for ovulation. An added good to know – leafy greens are said to help increase your libido – always a good thing when trying to conceive naturally!

Food For Thought No. 2

Lightly steam your greens before throwing them in – The body can find it difficult to digest raw greens and you need that energy focused elsewhere.

Food For Thought No. 3

Keep an eye on your sugar intake – This usually means watching how much fruit goes into your smoothie, as certain fruits can be high in natural sugars.

Too much sugar leads to shock for the body, and can age the egg and sperm cells you need for healthy conception. Good, lower-sugar fruit options include green apples, pears and berries. And when choosing the liquid for your fertility smoothie, stick with water, milk or a milk alternative, rather than juice.

Food For Thought No. 4

Change up your greens – Too much of a good thing can start to lose its nutrient points, and variety is key for all sorts of essential functions in your body. This includes gut health – a diverse web of nutrients and prebiotic fibres can really boost your microbiome.

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Food For Thought No. 5

Include natural sources of protein – These include quinoa, hemphearts, nuts, flax seeds and pumpkin seeds. Alternatives are powders like collagen, and protein supplements. Avoid pea protein, which is said to be a natural contraceptive.

Food For Thought No. 6

Avoid frozen where possible – In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), frozen foods are avoided for fertility, as they can chill the uterus. And we want to focus this as an ideal nesting ground for your embryos, or an upcoming embryo transfer. If in doubt, it’s better to serve your smoothies at room temperature.

Related Article – IVF Blog – How To Prepare for an Embryo Transfer

Food For Thought No. 7

Choose your superfoods – Spirulina is a green algae found in fresh and ocean water. It’s rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Fun fact – the Aztecs used to eat it for strength and endurance. And we’re not arguing.

Wheatgrass is another fantastic fertility superfood. It lowers the Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), balances all your overall hormonal health and enhances cell health.

Maca (or maca powder) is world-renowned for its fertility boosting properties. It’s a naturally energising plant, enhancing fertility as a whole and supporting your endocrine system.

Note, your endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones to regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, mood and much more.

Food For Thought No. 8

Include good Omegas – Focus on Omega-3, and look to include extra virgin olive oil and top quality fish oils, in your diet as a whole (we wouldn’t recommend putting these in a fertility smoothie!).

Others sources are walnuts, walnut oil and flaxseeds. Omega-6 you can find in hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds and pine nuts. Avocados, almonds, coconut oils and coconut creams are rich in Omega-9.

Which is the best fertility smoothie to get pregnant?

The Down Regulation IVF Smoothie (Courtesy of The Fertility Kitchen)

  • Steamed baby spinach
  • 1 kiwi
  • ½ an avocado
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp organic coconut yogurt
  • 1 tbsp collagen powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean powder
  • 1 tsp avocado oil (Optional)

Blend the goodness and add more water (as you need it), to get the consistency you desire.

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Fertility Boosting Smoothie (Courtesy of Madeleine Shaw)

  • 300ml almond milk
  • 100g blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • ½ tsp of maca
  • 1 medjool date
  • ½ an avocado

Top this one up by sprinkling with bee pollen, seeds or berries and coconut flakes.

Stephanie’s Favourite Go-To Smoothies

  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 handful steamed spinach
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • dash of cinnamon
  • ½ cup steamed green
  • ½ cup berries
  • 1 tbsp protein powder
  • 1 tbsp walnut oil
  • 1 scoop of wheatgrass powder
  • 1 tsp spirulina
  • 1/5 cup of coconut milk
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Tag us in your smoothie pics, and happy whizzing!

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Keen for more? Then dig into our ‘Health & Nutrition’ posts. Designed for optimised TTC habits and packed full of all you need to know, they’re all part of a healthy, fertile lifestyle. Enjoy!

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