The 10 Day Fertility Smoothie Challenge

The 10 Day Fertility Smoothie Challenge

Fertility SmoothiesWhen it comes to boosting fertility and making the lifestyle changes that make a BIG difference it is the steps you take on a daily basis, every day, that make the biggest impact. This is how everyday decisions can add up to something amazing.

One of the most impactful steps you can take on your fertility path is to eat a healthy fertility diet. So to make this fun and help you reach your amazing goal of a healthy pregnancy and parenthood we have created the 10 Day Smoothie Challenge. This is how it is going to work…

I invite you to join us and participate by drinking a Fertility Smoothie everyday for 10 days during this challenge. I will be posting a new smoothie you can try for each of those 10 days so you are getting tons of variety and having a lot of fun.

The smoothies will incorporate fertility foods, superfoods, and nutrient dense yuminess. I love smoothies because they help me to get a ton of nutrition in a tasty, quick, easy to make way. I start everyday with a smoothie and find it sets the tone for healthy eating the rest of the day.

The 10 Day Fertility Smoothie Challenge will begin tomorrow on July 28th. To join us get your blenders ready and make sure to visit daily to get our fresh smoothie of the day recipe.

Shopping List for the Fertility Smoothie Challenge
(Frozen or fresh)
spinach (baby leaf)
oatmeal (dry)
quinoa (cooked)
protein powder
royal Jelly
hemp seeds
sesame seeds (1 T)
almond or peanut butter
chocolate powder (dark preferably)
dates or agave syrup
yogurt (organic)

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  1. Thanks a lot for this! It’s rather encouraging. The difficulty I have is getting fruits here (in Cameroon where I live) like blueberries. Could there be any substitutes? I have also never heard of hemp seeds. I guess I’ll need all these to make a good fertility smoothie. I would also like to know if I should cut up the fruits or crush them, or use a juicer?

    • Dear Esther,

      It is okay to omit the fruits and ingredients you are not able to find. Substituting for them with either more of another fruit you have, or that is in the recipes is fine too. Some substitutes for blueberries could be bilberry (also known as whortleberry, blaeberry, or whinberry), juneberries, huckleberries, cranberries (will be more tart than bilberries), currants, or raisins.

      Hemp seeds are rich in essential fatty acids, protein, and fiber. I encourage your to do an internet search to see what they look like. There are many companies that sell them. Chai seeds, or flax seeds are possible substitutes that are lower in protein, but are still a great source of fiber.

      Seed and pits should be taken out of fruits that one shouldn’t eat the seeds and pits of (eating many berry seeds – like raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, etc. – is fine). It is best to chop them roughly before blending.

      Enjoy the smoothies!

  2. I’m wondering if there is a good substitute for banana in these recipes? I’d love to try the smoothies, but can’t eat bananas due to intolerance. Any suggestions?

    • Dear Becki,

      Banana can be omitted entirely, or try either 1/2 – 1 avocado, 1/2 cup cooked oatmeal, 1 Tablespoon of Chia seeds, or Yogurt as a substitute. I personally love the avocado/chocolate combination in our smoothies that contain cocoa powder. Yum!

      Enjoy the fertility smoothies!

  3. Hi,
    I wanted to ask if I can do these shakes as breakfast every day? I thoroughly enjoyed them and would like to have them everyday for breakfast.

    • Dear Rhona,

      A Fertility Smoothie could be a daily breakfast option. Be sure to include vegetables (greens like spinach and kale or a greens powder, pureed carrots/squash and a protein (whey protein powder, nut or seed butter) so it contains a balanced proportion or carbohyrates and protein.

      So glad you enjoy them!

  4. I bought “Maca Extreme” powder by sun foods. The concentration is 4:1, and there suggested use is 1/2 teaspoon daily. Do you think this is what I should add to each smoothie instead of 1 tablespoon?

    • Dear CL,

      It is best to follow the suggested use instructions of the manufacturer of the Maca product purchased.

      Enjoy Fertility Smoothies!

  5. Update 2014 – We are back! We have been away for a while and we sure have missed all of your wonderful questions and thoughts on our articles. Moving forward, one of our staff herbalists will be here to respond to comments! We look forward to connecting with our readers once again!

  6. Can I use nutmeg instead maca? I don’t have maca over here in Australia.

    My hubby is very low hornones. I want to try these challenge and hope we can get pregnant. We have been trying more than two years. Hard for me to get him into it, due to his hormones. Hope these smoothes help him.

    Vanilla – can I use vanilla sticks?

    I am loooking forward to do this challenge with my hubby. Hope to get pregnant by natural through this challenge. Wish us good luck! :o)


    • Nutmeg has a different taste and if taken as a botanical medicine, has completely different actions than Maca. No, I don’t think it is a good substitute. Sorry.

      You could use a very small piece of a vanilla bean.

  7. i would like to try the fertility smoothies. I am from the Philippines, but i dont know where to get the other ingredients such as maca, spirulina, quinoa. are there substitutes or other formulations of the smoothies using our local fruits


  8. was woundering if i can add the maca powder to any type of smoothie

  9. Hello. Before I start the challenge I wanted to ask some questions or particularly one, do I start the challenge after my period ends or the whole month of ? If anyone got pregnant during the challenge when did you start drinking the smoothies? Thanx

  10. Has anyone actually tried this? Worked? I have been TTC for about 5 mos now with no results. Im thinking about doing this 10 day smoothie challenge.

    • Hi Mommy TTC,

      Yes, many people have taken the 10 Day Fertility Smoothie Challenge and increased their fertility. This challenge is to help you boost your overall nutrition while working to boost fertility, in preparation for conception. It is not a “cure all”. If you have other fertility issues that you know of, you may need to consider other healing methods in addition to diet changes. If you are not sure if you have any other fertility issues you may want to start of by changing your diet, detoxifying your body, or consider herbs for preconception.

      Best Wishes,


  11. How can i get maca, quinoa, spirulina, hempseed, protein powder? I am from Africa, what is the alternative, or can it be made without these ingredients?

    • Hi Sandy,

      Please contact our customer service for international shipping questions. Quinoa is a seed that is cooked like a grain, it is from South America. You may have to ask your local market if they carry it. I am not familiar with African foods, so I cannot say what foods would be a good substitute.

      Best Wishes,


  12. Hi

    I’m currently on the anti-candida diet (postponing TTC for 3 months after years of fungal issues) which closely follows your fertility diet except it doesn’t allow fruit. I’m looking forward to getting back on with conception next month and am able to introduce low-sugar fruit in a few weeks – yey! But this won’t yet include mango, peach or pinapple and especially banana which is a damp fruit. I was also advised by a fertility acupuncturist to avoid banana for the same reason. Would it be a big issue to exclude these 4 fruits or particularly banana from the smoothies?



  13. HI

    what kind of protein powder can I buy? I saw a few at the store but they come in either chocolate or vanilla. Some are for people who are building muscle. Is there a plain protein powder?


  14. Hello,
    I m trying the smoothie from three days and it tastes awesome! I really liked spinach flavour. Even I added mint to it.
    Thanks and Best Wishes


  15. My question is how bad is it if you don’t take a supplement on an empty stomach if the label says to take it on an empty stomach? EXAMPLE: Maca.

    IN GENERAL: does a supplement lose effectiveness if NOT taken on an empty stomach? What is the purpose of taking any supplement on an empty stomach?

    • Hi Sam,

      For supplements that are suggested to be taken on an empty stomach and you choose to take them with food may become less effective. Maca is a food and is suggested to be taken with food, the powder should be mixed with juice, oatmeal or smoothies.

      Some supplements should be taken on an empty stomach, for example Systemic Enzyme Therapy should be taken on an empty stomach. The enzymes will not be able to do their job correctly if taken with food. Some herbs need to be taken on an empty stomach before eating so that the body can absorb them properly.

      Best Wishes,


  16. Hi Sam,

    I am not sure about which supplements you are speaking of, but the directions for use on each product label should say if that product should be taken with food or on an empty stomach, every supplement is different.

    Have a good day!


  17. Hi,

    Can I still take Fertility Smoothie while I am having PMS?


    • Hi Shirley,

      Yes. Fertility Smoothies may help to balance hormones over time which may lead to reduced PMS. Vitex and Evening Primrose Oil may be beneficial in reducing PMS symptoms.

      Best Wishes,


  18. Hi Dalene

    I must also let you know that the Herbal Doctor here, advise me to eat food according to my blood type.

    • Georgia,

      Depending on what he advised for you, can you think of ways to be creative and add them to a smoothie? I bet you can!


  19. Hi Dalene

    Thanks for your respond. The fruits that are available now are: Jamaican apple, naspberry, mangoes, star apples, watermelon, papaya, pineapple, grape, ripe banana, strawberry, tangerines, oranges, June plum, cherries, grapefruit.

    What will these smoothies do to your body?

    • Hi Georgia,

      The smoothies are a great way to help you get a lot of the nutrients, fruits and sometimes veggies you need all in one meal. Depending on what you add to them, supplements such as Maca will also give you the added benefit of helping your body to work toward hormonal balance.

      All of those fruits sound great in smoothies.



  20. I am a first timer to your website. I was reading your fertility smoothie which seem quite interesting. i would like to try those smoothies, but some of those fruits are not available in Jamaica, the Caribbean Island.

    I am having a low hormones problem, which i am on a herbal supplement from a herbal Doctor. I am doing pretty much the same thing that are on your website.
    The smoothie is first and very interesting to me.

    • Hi Georgia,

      Any fruit in Jamaica that you think would be good blended up may be substituted for our fruits. Most of our smoothie recipes come from experimenting with what may taste good together. We didn’t choose certain fruits for their health benefits (those come naturally) they were chosen for taste. Please let us know fruits you like in your country!

      Best Wishes,


  21. Thanks for your prompt reply Dalene. Sure I will ask her. At the same time I will see this month if there is no luck I would like to start with your herbal treatments. My right is blocked she said after the scan. I hope I can start with Hethir’s adv isn’t it?

    Also, what if I avoid Maca (which I couldn’t even find here in ME yet) and make smoothies with other ingredients. Will it help me to some extent?
    I am sorry to bother you with more questions.


    • Hi Dilini,

      The other ingredients in the smoothies will help bridge the gap for proper nutrition, so yes they are still beneficial as diet impacts fertility greatly!

      Have you read about Blocked Fallopian Tubes? That is a great place to begin.

      Best Wishes,


  22. Hi Hethir,

    It was wonderful to read all the comments. Thanks a lot. I haven’t started yet but hoping to do soon. Just a small querry… I am taking fertility treatments from a gyno and being given Menapour and Clomid etc at times. I am in early 40s. Tried 3 months now but no luck. Is it OK for me to start this while taking the said medicine.

    Appreciate your reply. Just waiting for it.

    Thanks once again!

  23. Hello, are these smoothies to be drank one time a day or for each of your three meals?

    • Hi K. Jones,

      Fertility Smoothies should not replace all of your meals. They may be a substitute to breakfast or a snack. You should only consume them once day.



  24. Hi Hethir,
    I would like to share this good news with you…I am 4 weeks pregnant! Thank you for your wonderful smoothie recipes. My husband and I have tried baby making for 5 times without success, being desperate to have a baby, I decided to take up your 10-day fertility smoothie challenge…maca is a great fertility herb…it works for me!


  25. I am going to begin the 10 day fertility smoothie challenge and would like to know if it is good for men to do. Is this specifically tailored to women, if so do you have a 10 day fertility smoothie challenge for men as my husband is interested in trying it?

    Thank you!

    • Men can do the Fertility Smoothie Challenge with you. All the of the foods and superfoods are excellent for them too. Especially the Maca. Yay, how fun! :)

  26. Are these smoothies ok if you are currently pregnant? Specifically, are Maca, Spirulina, Royal Jelly and Hemp Seends ok if you think you may be expecting? Thanks!

  27. Hello: I was wondering which days of the cycle I should have these smoothies? Thanks!

  28. Hi! I would totally love to join you all but I haven’t got the ingredients yet for this and I may already be preggers(lets hope!) Can I still participate in this challenge but in a few more days? also where can I find maca besides on the internet. I want to start asap.

  29. Can’t wait to be a part of the smoothie challenge

  30. are peaches same with apples also what are hemp seeds, dry baby leaf spinach.More over what is a protein powder and oat meal.

    • hemp seeds are nuts of the hemp seed. They can be purchased at a healthfood store or online. I will be covering more about them in an upcoming smoothie. Baby leaf spinach is fresh spinach leaves that are small. You can also get them at the grocery or healthfood store. Protein powder is a protein supplement you can add to smoothies to increase the protein content. Oatmeal is a grain that is popular here in USA that we eat for breakfast. I realize that you are in Africa and some of these foods are not available where you are. In there place you can substitute what is available in your region. You could use PawPaw (yum) in smoothies instead of peaches. Apples in place of other things. Grapes are fantastic in smoothies. Don’t feel that you are not able to make amazing smoothies with your offerings. I would love to hear what you come up with that is local for you. Please share!

  31. Please add me to the smoothie challenge list.

  32. great idea.not to forget all so yumi

  33. oooh so yummie.can not wait

  34. Great Idea!

    One question…can my hubby share in this as well?

  35. Hi Erin,

    Each day the smoothies will be different and have the recipe posted with all of the ingredients. I have posted a shopping list for the challenge so you can be prepared. It was added to the post above.

    Every morning there will be a new smoothie recipe. It will stay up once it is posted so you can access it at any time. :)

  36. What time

  37. I would like to try this, probably don’t have all of the ingredients yet. Do you have a shopping list?

  38. Hi Hethir,

    I’m really excited about this smoothie challenge! Just wondering if you have a grocery list for us so we can go stock up on supplies.

    Thanks, Shanie :)

  39. what a great idea!

    I look forward to your smoothie recipe goodness :-)

  40. I’m looking forward to the challenge! I love smoothies so it won’t be a challenge at all.