Back in December I wrote a post about the fertility smoothie recipe I came up with and the benefits of said smoothie. Soon after I began researching the best ingredients for a male fertility smoothie. When it comes to trying to conceive it takes two so both need to be as healthy as possible. Even if your partner doesn’t have any fertility health issues it sure won’t hurt to get in more fruits, veggies and other good things. This smoothie recipe would also have many benefits for women, it’s just higher in carbs and calories.
My husband is fairly picky and is also sensitive to dairy so this is a very bare bones recipe. Of course, you could add or take away whatever you wanted according to what would work best for your needs. Everything I mention will be linked to an article so you can research it yourself. I’m not a doctor or nutritionist so please do your own research.
*I swear it tastes better than it looks, haha.
- Almond Milk: 3/4 cup, unsweetened. I use Almond Milk because my husband is sensitive to dairy and soy milk (soy in general) can be detrimental to your hormones.
- Coconut Oil: 1 teaspoon. Coconut oil has a ridiculous amount of benefits with a few being: promotes balanced weight, cellular health and helps maintain proper hormone levels.
- Spinach: one handful. Spinach is great because it has a lot of benefits and a very mild taste. Some of those benefits are: excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, vitamin C, vitamin B2, calcium, potassium, and vitamin B6. It’s also a good source of dietary fiber, copper, protein, phosphorus, zinc and vitamin E. In addition, it is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, niacin and selenium.
- Flax Seeds: 2 Tablespoons. Flax Seed powder is excellent in smoothies. It contains a lot of Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids that can help improve testicular function, semen quality and just the endocrine system in general.
- Banana: 1, preferably small. Bananas have a rare enzyme in them called Bromelain, which has been shown to regulate sex hormones. There’s also a good amount of vitamin B1, vitamin A, and vitamin C which will help increase stamina and boost the body’s ability to make sperm.
- Blueberries: 1 handful/about 1/2 a cup. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, which help prevent damage and aging to your body’s cells. The phytonutrients and natural chemicals found in blueberries have been shown to have hormone-balancing properties. Studies have also shown that berries can keep sperm strong and healthy.
This smoothie is around 400 calories and 41 carbs, give or take. That sounds like a lot but for me (and my husband) the benefits outway those higher numbers. If you wanted to try this smoothie but make it with less calories/carbs you could cut out the banana in favor of more berries. Also, men can typically have more calories and carbs in their daily diet than women so it just depends on what your diet already looks like.
I know most of you that read my blog really just care about the reviews but fertility health is something near and dear to my heart. My husband and I are still on our health journey to try and conceive. I like doing these posts because I know what it’s like to scour the internet for anything that might help so I hope this is beneficial to someone. If you’re into smoothies, like I am, let me know what your favorite recipe is! Also, let me know if you plan to try this recipe out! Thanks for reading and have a great day!