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PCOS Fertility Smoothies

5 Delicious Tried and True PCOS Fertility Smoothies

If you’re new here and wondering what Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is, how it affects fertility, what symptoms looks like, and how to make diet and lifestyle changes to help, check out this blog post: What the Heck is PCOS?!

If you suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), you likely know that diet is the most important factor for improving symptoms, regulating your menstrual cycle, and helping you feel good again.

Since PCOS is linked to insulin resistance, it’s important for women with PCOS to avoid all foods that contain sugar OR that turn into sugar in the body, both of which disrupt blood sugar and exacerbate insulin resistance. This includes cereals, breads, bagels, desserts, pastas, candy, soda, crackers, tortillas – all that white, processed, refined stuff. Instead it’s critical to eat REAL, WHOLE foods, with minimal ingredient lists (or none at all!).

For many women, our sweet tooth can be a real problem. For women with PCOS, we have to be EXTRA diligent about keeping sugar out of our diet. Smoothies can be a great way to feel like you’re getting a treat, but without all that excess refined sugar. AND, including lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in your day to day meals improves proper insulin response.

Another bonus of smoothies is that you can pack a lot of superfood goodness into them! To make them both PCOS and Fertility friendly, we have to make sure that we’re choosing low sugar fruit, and balancing our carbs, fats, and proteins.

That’s where these delicious PCOS Fertility Smoothies come in :).

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A few things to note before making these smoothies a part of your daily routine

Good consistency makes a perfect smoothie. To make sure it’s all creamy and delicious, I suggest adding a healthy fat – half of an avocado, bpa-free canned full fat coconut milk, or ¼ cup of almonds or cashews.

You need to balance your proteins / fats / carbohydrates. Most smoothies are just sugar bombs – filled with heaps of fruit and milk. These smoothie ideas keep the sugar content mega low so you’re not spiking your blood sugar.

Use natural sweeteners to curb your sugar cravings. Ingredients like fruits, raw honey and maple syrup will satisfy your sweet tooth!

PCOS Friendly Fertility Smoothie Ingredients

I encourage you to mix and match these ingredients to come up with your own delicious smoothie!

Low Sugar Fruits
tart cherries
navel orange
acai berry

Heart Healthy Vegetables
green vegetables
collard greens
swiss chard

Good For You Fats
full fat, organic coconut milk
coconut oil
soaked cashews or almonds
nut milks

Protein and Fiber
hemp hearts
flax seeds
chia seeds
sesame seeds
nut butters
plant based protein powder

Optional Add-ins
raw cacao powder
pure vanilla extract
fresh spearmint
maca powder
royal jelly
bee pollen

Now we get to my favorite part … the Smoothie Recipes!

Take Me To The Beach

½ cup frozen pineapple
½ of a frozen banana
1 teaspoon coconut oil
2 tablespoons hemp hearts
1 teaspoon maca powder
1 scoop vanilla flavored protein powder
¼ cup bpa-free canned full fat coconut milk (or homemade nut milk)
¼ cup filtered water

Blend all ingredients together, and add additional coconut milk as necessary until desired consistency is reached.

Pink Grapefruit Delight

¼ ruby red grapefruit (skinned and seeded)
¼ cup frozen strawberries
½ cup bpa-free canned full fat coconut milk (or homemade nut milk)
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cashew butter
raw honey for flavor
1 scoop plant based protein powder
filtered water to create desired consistency

Blend until smooth and delicious!

Get Your Greens

1-2 handfuls of spinach
1 ripe banana
½ cups bpa-free canned full fat coconut milk (or homemade nut milk)
½ cup filtered water
½ tablespoon chia seeds
1 heaping tablespoon of coconut oil
1-2 tablespoons of nut butter (almond or cashew)

Blend all ingredients until well incorporated and enjoy! Add ice if necessary.

Chocolate Cherry

½ cup frozen tart cherries
½ of an avocado
1 small handful of spinach
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1 tablespoon maca powder
2 tablespoon soaked chia seeds
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup bpa-free canned full fat coconut milk (or homemade nut milk)
½ cup filtered water

Add all ingredients to blender, blend until smooth.

Berry Delicious

1-2 tablespoons soaked chia seeds
1 scoop plant based protein powder
1 handful of spinach
½ cup frozen blackberries
½ cup frozen tart cherries
½ cup bpa-free canned full fat coconut milk (or homemade nut milk)
½ cup filtered water
2 teaspoons grated nutmeg

Blend until desired consistency is reached, added more almond milk as necessary.

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