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Nutrition for Fertility: The Smoothie
Posted by: Editor on Aug 10, 2011 in News

I know what you’re thinking, spinach in a smoothie? The truth is that when you blend everything together, you can’t even taste the leafy green! All the other flavors pretty much cancel it out. So, why put it in? Even if you are extremely skeptical, keep the spinach in your blender because it’s packed full of essential vitamins and minerals that nourish your fertility.

If you haven’t heard of Maca or spirulina, now is the time. These potent fertility superfoods can be purchased in powder form at your local health food store or online – I buy Navitas Naturals Organic Raw Maca Powder and Live Superfoods Raw Organic Spirulina Powder. Maca helps to balance the endocrine system, which naturally regulates hormone levels in both women and men. When used daily, Maca and spirulina give an incredible energy boost, partly by nourishing your adrenal glands. Maca has a nice malty flavor, perfect for smoothies!

Other important fertility-boosting ingredients in this smoothie are hemp seeds and royal jelly, which can be found at your local health food store or online. Hemp seeds are rich in protein, fiber, and essential fatty acids. Plus, they add a creamy quality to your smoothie when blended up.

Daily use of royal jelly is known to boost energy, immunity, and reproductive health. It also nourishes skin and hair, creating a more youthful appearance. Regular consumption of pure royal jelly has been shown to help correct health problems that are related to hormonal imbalances, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or irregular menstruation.

Recipe: Ultra Fertility Smoothie – serves one

Ingredients:

1 banana

¼ cup blueberries

¼ cup strawberries

¼ cup mango

1 handful baby leaf spinach

1 tablespoon Maca Powder

2 tablespoons hemp seeds

1 teaspoon spirulina

1 teaspoon royal jelly

water

How to make it:

Throw these ingredients right in the blender and mix. Add water as needed for the right consistency. If you are using all fresh fruit (not frozen), you may want to add a few ice cubes to enhance the slushiness. Then, pour and enjoy!

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