Fertility Smoothie Challenge Day #1

Fertility Smoothie Challenge Day #1

I wanted to start off this Fertility Smoothie Challenge with a very yummy and nourishing smoothie. Peaches are in season right now so I know many of you will have access to them. Fresh is best, but frozen will work as well.

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Peaches and Cream
Serves 1

Peaches and Cream

2 Peaches (take fruit off of pit)
1 Banana
1 teaspoon Fertilica Maca powder
1/4 Cup Yogurt (organic)
1 teaspoon Vanilla
water

-Add all ingredients to the blender. I add a little bit of water to start with to get the consistency that I like. I also like to have some bananas in the freezer so it chills the smoothie and ads a great creaminess. If you find that you are hungry an hour after drinking your smoothie, add additional bananas, nuts or protein powder, they will pack additional calories to keep you energized through your morning.

What makes this a “Fertility Smoothie”?
When I create a Fertility Smoothie there are various levels to the formula. One of the main reasons to eat smoothies is to get a lot of whole foods into your diet in a convenient way. The fruit or whole food ingredients are added for nutrition, minerals, and antioxidants. Then there is usually a protein friend added. The protein in this smoothie is yogurt. Then I like to add a potent fertility superfood to the mix. In this smoothie it is Maca. Maca is one of my favorite fertility superfoods because of how it helps to balance the endocrine system which results in hormonal balance naturally (in both women and men). Maca also has a nice malty flavor, excellent for smoothies. We started with kind of an easy smoothie today, as I want to build you up for some of our super smoothies to come.

Question of the day: What is your favorite fruit?

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  1. can I combine maca and vitex in my smoothy challenge?

    • Dear Joana,

      Yes, Fertilica Maca and Vitex can be taken while doing the Fertility Smoothie Challenge. Maca powder can be added to a Fertility Smoothie even. Enjoy!

  2. I would rate this one 7/10 – I don’t think I blended it enough/added enough water as it was really thick

    • Hi Sarah!

      Bananas do get thick when mashed and maybe that was why. Keep trying the other recipes. I know you’ll make several eventually that you’ll make again and again. Enjoy!

  3. For the smoothies that list yogurt as an ingredient, is there an alternative?

    • Dear Trina,

      A non-dairy yogurt could be considered (almond or coconut… not soy), or banana, avocado, or Chia seeds may also work well. It can simply be omitted too.

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  5. I have two questions… First, Can you add protein powder to any of these smoothies and make them a meal? Second question I have is each day you drink the smoothie, is there a limit of how many smoothies you should have throughout the day?

    I have a hard time sitting down to eat a balanced meal, if I can get the protein and other stuff I need without eating persay, that would be great!

    Thanks!

    • Hi Angie,

      I do not recommend living off of smoothies. I would say limit your smoothie intake to 2 a day, but that would depend on what you are adding to them. If you are adding any superfoods or other supplements/herbs, you do not want to exceed the daily suggested dosage, so be careful! You can add protein powder to any of the smoothie recipes if you would like to.

      All the best,

      Dalene

  6. if i am in India, could i be using anything in alternative to Maca ? such as beet… carrot..?

    • Shatavari is a wonderful alternative that is available in India. Different, but just as beneficial. Not sure how it will taste in a smoothie though. You do not have to add the superfoods to the smoothies. They can be used alone as well. Adding the herbs to the smoothies helps to reduce the amount of pills you have to take.

  7. Can the fertility challenge be used by both male and female?

    • Hi Elethia,

      Yes, but there are some exceptions. Men should not use some of the herbs specific for female fertility in some of the recipes. Most are geared toward women’s health. You can adjust the recipes slightly, to meet his and your needs. Supplements for smoothies that are fine for use by men are: whey protein powder, FertiliGreens, Alive Bee Power Royal Jelly, and Maca. Most of our Fertility Smoothie Recipes contain only these supplements. We also sell these supplements in our online store.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Dalene

  8. My favorite fruit is peaches.

  9. i wld want natural fruits,my best fruit is pineapple and water melon.

    • Hi Rita,

      The fertility smoothies should be made with fresh fruit. Pineapple is my personal favorite, never tried watermelon in a smoothie. Let us know how that tastes.

      Warmly,

      Dalene

  10. Hi Hethir
    I really like your program

    I just have a question, what the best time to eat smoothie and do i have to be hangery or not.

    thank you

    • Hi Khadiga,

      Thanks for your kind words, we appreciate the support.

      Smoothies can be consumed any time of the day. It would be best to be hungry so that you are not forcing yourself to eat. Morning or afternoon is a great time.

      All the best,

      Dalene

  11. it is the same amount (1T) for the “Fertilica maca” as for the regular maca???

  12. Hi Hether,

    Is it vanilla extract that we should use?

  13. I love blueberries!

  14. Hi,

    Does 1/4c mean 1/4 of a cup?

    thanks
    Julia

  15. Hi Hethir,

    In your peaches and cream smoothie, you dont state the amount of water to use. How much do I put in?

    Thanks,
    Anne

    • I add a little water to begin with and add more as needed. You can start with 1/4-1/2c depending on how you like your smoothies. I like mine on the thicker side so I use less water.

  16. hi i just want you to know that most of the fruits found in where I live in the northern part of Nigeria ,Africa are bananas, oranges, lemon, grapes,water melon, pawpaw, and apples, I dont know how to cope in making my smoothie as many of your kinds of fruits cant be found in my area.

    • Dalene

      Hi Hadiza,

      Using whatever fruits you would like would be just fine. I understand that it is hard to find our varieties of fruits where you live. Bananas, orange juice, melons and apple juice are great choices for smoothies. Fresh juice is best.

      Best Wishes,

      Dalene

  17. Hi Hethir,

    Quick question for you, does the capital T stand for tablespoon and the lower case t for teaspoon?

    Thankyou

    Hana