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How to Prepare Fertility Smoothies for Pcos

Whenever the discussions about fertility come up, the end goal is having a baby. but fertility is a journey that involves:

  • Monthly ovulation a way of saying your hormones are working properly through their natural, programmed cycle. Regardless of whether you are trying to conceive or not, Healthy cycles are necessary.
  • Healthy eggs are also necessary for conception to occur.
  • lastly, The body needs to be nourished in order for you and your baby to be safe and sound throughout the 9-month journey.

When dealing with PCOS, you can achieve the above through:

  • lowering inflammation.
  • keeping toxins low.
  • balancing your hormones (in the case of PCOS we’re mainly concerned about insulin, androgens, cortisol, and sex hormones)

This is where a fertility smoothie comes in. Daily consumption of the right blend of ingredients will help address fertility as a whole.

We will go ahead and look at the benefits of fertility smoothies, the best ingredients to use, and how to use them in this article. Read on!

What are the Benefits of a PCOS Fertility Smoothie

   1. Detoxification

Toxins have a huge impact on the symptoms of PCOS. They build up from food, water, cosmetics, and other environmental sources. The only way to get rid of this toxin is through Regular bowel movements, at least 2 bowel movements a day.

In a case where you are having only a few bowel movements in days, the toxins end up recirculating into your bloodstream.

The right fertility smoothie will help your get rid of toxins before they can accumulate.

   2.  Essential Nutrients

Our body generally requires nutrients, they serve as the raw material for every function of the body. fertility problems are sometimes the outcome of undernourishment. There are other cofactors required by the body to properly absorbs various nutrients. for example.

  • Magnesium, zinc, boron, and vitamin K2 are needed in order to use vitamin D efficiently.
  • Vitamin C to improve absorption of iron.
  • Vitamin D to improve the uptake of calcium.

Fertility smoothies being a variety of whole food helps you to take up more of these necessary nutrients.

   3. Improve digestion

Digestion is a process in which the digestive system break down nutrient into a smaller size that is absorbable by the body. when the digestive system is sluggish, it results in constipation which means toxins don’t leave your body fast enough and they contribute to infertility, acne, weight gain, and other symptoms.

The body finds it easier to digest food in liquid form because they place less strain on the digestive system. Smoothies tend to be perfect for digestion.

   4. Supports your liver

Healthy fats, greens, fruits, and herbs in the smoothies support the liver and helps it perform its function of filtering toxins from the blood.

   5. Lowers Inflammation
Inflammation is a response to different types of stress. e.g. emotional stress and chemical stress (from diet and other environmental factors). It is one of the underlying causes of PCOS symptoms. A fertility smoothie is a pack of antioxidant-rich food that is effective for lowering inflammation leading to a lower level of cortisol. A lower level of cortisol means improved insulin sensitivity, blood sugar levels, thyroid function, and ovarian function.


Read Also: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – Everything You Should Know About PCOS

Ingredients that can be used in fertility smoothies for PCOS

Any of the ingredient listed below can be added to your smoothies

Liquid Base
Pick from:

  • Water
  • Herbal tea (red raspberry leaf, spearmint, peppermint)
  • Coconut water
  • Full fat plant milk (almond, coconut, cashew, macadamia)

Whole Fruits

You can use any fruit of your choice, it all depends on your taste and creativity.
Some of the fruits to use are:

  • Cherries
  • Bananas
  • Mangoes
  • Pineapple
  • Papaya
  • Limes
  • Lemons
  • Watermelons
  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Melons
  • Pears
  • Kiwis
  • berries.

Green Veggies

 Choose from:

  • Baby spinach
  • Kale (remove the stem before blending)
  • Cucumbers
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Collard greens
  • Swiss chard

Healthy, Unrefined Fats/ Plant protein

Choose from: 

  • Nut butter (almond, peanut, coconut, macadamia, cashew)
  • Seeds (hemp, flax, pumpkin, chia, sesame)
  • Avocados
  • Full-fat plant milk (coconut, almond, coconut, cashew)

Optional ingredients

  • Fresh spearmint leaves
  • Cinnamon
  • Raw honey
  • Green, unrefined stevia
  • Plant protein powder (hemp, pea, brown rice)
  • Cacao powder

Also Read: Top Nigerian Smoothie for PCOS


How to make fertility smoothie for PCOS

To make this smoothie, you will be needing the following:

  • 1 fresh banana (sliced)
  • 1 cup mango (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • ¾–1 cup almond milk (depending on how thick you like your smoothies)
  • 1 tsp bee pollen

How to Prepare

  • Add all ingredients into a blender.
  • Blend on high until well combined and smooth.
  • Add with bee pollen and serve.

For the sake of variation, You may:

  1. Replace the mango with 1 cup of blueberries, plus juice from ½ lime.
  2. Replace the mango with ½ cup mango and ½ cup pineapple, plus 1 tbsp hemp seeds.
  3. Replace the mango with ¼–½ cup avocado, plus 1 tbsp hemp seeds.

 

 

Conclusion

The best you can do to yourself as a PCOS patient is to include fertility smoothies in your diet. it will help with ovulation, irregular periods, conception, and a lot more. The Smoothie is an anti-inflammatory and hormone-balancing diet that is great for PCOS. You will also need to pay attention to exercise, other diets, and PCOS treatments.

Diet alone is never enough you will still need the help of herbal remedies to quicken the healing process. A natural remedy is highly recommended because you would not have to deal with side effects.

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Coach Amuda

Naturopathic Doctor & Founder, Green Remedies Int’l

Coach Amuda is a Holistic Practitioner and the C.E.O of Green Remedies International, a wellness company that specializes in tackling different health challenges through Natural, Organic, and Holistic Medicines.

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