PCOS Fertility Smoothies

PCOS Fertility Smoothies

PCOS Fertility SmoothiesDo you have PCOS? If so, changing your diet is going to be one of the most important ways you can change your health. Many women with PCOS find that the most overwhelming aspect of changing their diet is the removal of sweets. If you are wondering if you are going to have to eliminate sweet foods from your life, fear not! We have a great way to help you adjust to your PCOS diet and still satisfy your craving for sweets.

Just because you are currently living with PCOS doesn’t mean you need to live without delicious, decadent foods. Our favorite way to curb that sweet tooth is to down a Fertility Smoothie, because not only does a fertility smoothie satisfy your craving for sweets, it also provides an astounding amount of nutrients. Unfortunately, most of the Fertility Smoothie recipes we provide our followers aren’t PCOS friendly. Many of the recipes contain a little too much natural sugar and carbohydrates for a woman with PCOS. Since insulin resistance plays a huge role in the development and continuation of PCOS, we really want PCOS sisters to avoid anything that is going to make the situation worse.

Women with PCOS that change their diet to a PCOS friendly one typically see dramatic improvements to their health – especially their reproductive health. That is why we bring you this guide to making your own super delicious, nutritious and PCOS friendly smoothies.

Tips and Tricks for Making PCOS Smoothies

1. Make sure to balance the amount of protein to fruits and carbohydrates in your smoothies. This is going to help you keep your blood sugar levels balanced. Avoiding an insulin spike is important!

2. Stevia is your sweet tooth savior. It has no calories and is 200 times sweeter than sugar. A little goes a long way, so experiment when using it and adjust the amount you add to your smoothie to your liking. Choose organic stevia when possible. It comes powdered or as a liquid extract. Many of the liquid extracts also come with flavors like orange, vanilla, cinnamon or chocolate.

3. To make your smoothie creamy and smooth in consistency we highly recommend adding in a half of an avocado, whole-fat coconut milk, or a ¼ cup nuts or seeds that have been soaked overnight, or all three!

Ingredients to Make the Best PCOS Fertility Smoothies

Note: All fruits should be fresh or frozen, never canned. Canned fruits contain more natural sugar and often have added sugar.


Low Glycemic Fruits
berries
tart cherries
peach
apricot
pear
kiwi
cranberries
grapefruit
apple
strawberries
navel orange
nectarine
cantaloupe
honeydew
acai berry

Green Vegetables
cucumber
FertiliGreens
spinach
kale
collard greens
Swiss chard
spirulina
wheatgrass shot

Good Fats
avocado
coconut milk – full fat, organic
coconut oil
soaked cashews or almonds
nut milks

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

Add ons
cinnamon
raw cacao powder
stevia
pure vanilla extract
fresh spearmint
Fertilica Maca powder
Royal Jelly
bee pollen

PCOS Fertility Smoothie Recipes

Peach Cobbler Smoothie
Makes one serving
Half of a fresh peach, or ½ a cup of frozen peaches
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp. hemp hearts
1 Tbsp. chia seeds (soaked in a little water for 2 hours)
1 tsp. spirulina powder
unsweetened coconut or almond milk
Ice if using fresh peaches
A little stevia for taste

Directions
Add all ingredients to blender, blend until smooth.

Grapefruit Smoothie
Makes one serving
¼ ruby red grapefruit
¼ cup frozen strawberries
½ cup full fat coconut milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. cashew butter
A little stevia for taste
1 scoop Hemp Protein Powder (optional)
water to create desired consistency

Directions

1. Cut the ends off the grapefruit so you can see the pink flesh. Trim away the skin and the white pith until you have a naked grapefruit.
2. Slice the grapefruit into thick rounds and remove any seeds.
3. Place the rounds of grapefruit into a blender along with remaining ingredients. Process until smooth.

Açaí Antioxidant Powerhouse
Makes one serving
2 packs of Açaí puree (frozen)
1 avocado
1 cup spinach
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon hemp hearts
Stevia to taste
water to create desired consistency

Directions
Add all ingredients to blender, blend until smooth.

Apple Delight
1 Pink Lady apple
2 tsp. FertiliGreens
1 ½ Tbsp. almond butter
¼ tsp. cinnamon powder
1 Tbsp. flaxseeds
stevia to taste
1 avocado
1 tsp. Fertilica Maca powder
5-6 ice cubes
water for consistency

Directions
1. Quarter the apple and remove center part, including seeds.
2. Cut avocado in half, remove pit. Scoop out flesh and add to blender with the rest of the ingredients, including the apple quarters.
3. Blend until creamy and smooth, about 30 – 60 seconds. Drink right away.

Cherry Cacao
½ cup frozen tart cherries
½ of an avocado
1 Tbsp. cacao powder
stevia – chocolate flavor
1 Tbsp. Fertilica Maca powder
2 tsp. FertiliGreens
2 Tbsp. chia seeds – soaked
½ tsp. vanilla extract
almond milk for consistency

Directions
Add all ingredients to blender, blend until smooth.

Do you have questions or PCOS friendly smoothie recipes you would like to share? If so, please let us know in the comments below!

References:
– Dolson, Laura. Low-Carb Fruit List: The Best and the Worst Fruits. Retrieved online from: http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/whattoeat/a/whatfruit.htm
– Cox, Lauren. (9/12/2013). What is Stevia? Retrieved online from: http://www.livescience.com/39601-stevia-facts-safety.html

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  1. Hello! I’m 19 years old and for the past 7 months I’ve noticed that I have vaginal discharge, which is something I’ve never experienced before. I assume this is because of ovulation. I also have regular menstrual cycles. Previous months there was more vaginal mucus, but some months there is not as much, but it’s still there. Is this normal? And does it sound like I have normal cycles? I do have PCOS but have been treating it with the fertility massage and eating healthy foods. Thanks!

    • Dear Lucy,

      The cervix produces different types of mucus depending on where a woman is at in her menstrual cycle. Just after menstruation, the cervix produces a fluid that is thick and acidic which is designed to prevent sperm from entering the vagina. This is known as infertile mucus. When a woman is about to ovulate, there should be an increase in cervical mucus, as well as a change in the mucus texture, from “wet” to a more pliable, stretchy, egg-white like mucus. This fertile cervical mucus’ (or “CM” which is also known as cervical fluid or “CF”) content is higher in water and electrolytes, and has a lower acidity. Each variation can be seen outside the body. If it is odorless and colorless (other than a mild milky white) and not causing itching, burning or irritation, it is very likely quite normal.

      I am not able to speak to cycle normalcy by just knowing about cervical mucus, but our Natural Guide to Menstrual Health may help learn what “normal” might look like. If however you are concerned, don’t hesitate to reach out to your doctor.

      Take care!