My new book Fabulously Fertile - Supercharge Your Fertility is ready! Check out the details here: Fabulously Fertile - Supercharge Your Fertility Naturally. The book is for you if you are struggling with infertility. Get ready to hold your baby in your arms.
There is a 10-day challenge in the book including meal plan and recipes.
Many people tell me that they are “eating healthy”. They watch their weight, count their calories, and still they are having trouble conceiving. Sometimes the foods that we are taught to eat from a young age; that are supposed to be good for the body are adversely impacting fertility. Many supposedly healthy foods cause inflammation to the body. We eat our daily yogurt, whole wheat toast and decaf coffee and are inadvertently setting our self up for fertility problems.
The top seven allergens include gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, corn, peanuts and sugar. Allergens cause inflammation in the body and this affects ovulation and sperm production and motility.
During the 10-day challenge you will be dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, processed sugar free, caffeine free and alcohol free. The key is to get rid of the toxic foods and prime your body for conception. It may seem radical, or to some too simple, but the first place to start when boosting your fertility is what you place on your fork everyday.
Here’s my favourite smoothie from the Fabulously Fertile - Supercharge Your Fertility Naturally - 10-day challenge
Fabulously Fertile Smoothie
This smoothie is loaded with fertility super foods. It can be your go-to morning smoothie. It is great for boosting egg health and helps with hormonal balance. The chia seeds are a complete source of protein and fibre. If you are going through IVF treatments, consult with your doctor whether it is appropriate to use maca, royal jelly or bee pollen.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Yield: 2 servings
1 cup frozen or fresh organic berries (blueberries, raspberries, cherries, blackberries)
1 cup spinach or kale, stems removed, washed
2 cups unsweetened almond, hemp milk or coconut milk
2 tablespoons chia seeds soaked in ½ cup of unsweetened nondairy milk for 10 minutes for gel to form (See note below.)
2 teaspoons maca powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons royal jelly (If allergic to bees, do not use.)
1 tablespoons bee pollen (If allergic to bees, do not use.)
Add some fresh mint to garnish (optional)
- Mix ingredients (excluding the mint) in a high-speed blender. If mixture is too thick, add more nondairy milk.
- Serve immediately.
- If you suffer from thyroid issues, omit the spinach and kale. If you have allergies or asthma, do not use royal jelly or bee pollen.
- For the chia seeds, if you don’t have time for soaking, throw the chia seeds in the smoothie without soaking. They will take a few minutes to expand while in the smoothie.
Feel free to add some protein powder. I like Sun Warrior protein powder the best. it's vegan, gluten-free and processed sugar free.
Let me know what you think of this smoothie. What other smoothie recipes do you want to see?
Sarah Clark empowers couples to discover how lifestyle and diet can dramatically impact their chances of conceiving. She was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure at 28 and had both her kids with donor eggs. Not until years later did she discover that the root cause of her infertility was a food intolerance. Ready to gaze into your baby's eyes....but struggling. Download 10 step Checklist here