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Fertility Smoothie #1 Recipe

Fertility Smoothie #1 Recipe

I love to drink a smoothie for breakfast every day because I can get all of my fertility super foods into one meal. This makes it easy, nutritious, and fast! Experiment with different combos of fruits and juices. This is the first Fertility Smoothie I made, but there are many more to come.

This smoothie is perfectly sweet! Both men and women can drink this smoothie for its benefits, so make a batch for the both of you for breakfast or a snack. Enjoy!

Fertility Smoothie #1

Fertility Smoothie #1 Recipe

Learn how to make this fertility smoothie and how it helps to boost fertility.

Recipe

Frozen fruit (I love mangoes, cherries, strawberries, and blueberries)
Liquid of choice (raw milk or fresh juice)
1 raw egg yolk
1T flax oil
3t. Acerola cherry vitamin C powder
1/3 C. kefir or yogurt
1t. spirulina
1T Maca

Blend and enjoy!

Dr. Christine Traxler M.D., OB/GYN
Dr. Christine Traxler M.D., OB/GYN

Dr. Traxler is a University-trained obstetrician/gynecologist, working with patients in Minnesota for over 20 years. She is a professional medical writer; having authored multiple books on pregnancy and childbirth; textbooks and coursework for medical students and other healthcare providers; and has written over 1000 articles on medical, health, and wellness topics.  Dr. Traxler attended the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences and University of Minnesota Medical School,  earning a degree in biochemistry with summa cum laude honors in 1981,  and receiving her Medical Doctorate degree (MD) in 1986.

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  1. Avatar

    Hello
    I’m 39 years old I have a doughter she is 4 years old,I am trying to be pregenant about 3 years and I did one ivf still nathing happenend,they told me I am Poor egg responder,what is good to improve my egg qulity.
    Thank u

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    hi

    how to treat unexplained infertility ? my fallopian tube are open i done HCG test and i dont have PCOS doc said i am fine my huby is also good spurm count 50 milion no other issue 2 iui’s 2ww no symptoms.net month think to ivf pleas help me i am 28 TTC last 8 years i am worried some time dpress

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    Is it ok to do the smoothie without the vitamin c and spirulina?

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    Just saw your site today. My daughter has had 2 embryo transplants last Tuesday. She had an anxiety attack with chest pains a few days before transfer and again yesterday. She does get these anxiety attacks now and then out of ivf too. Is there anything herbal or otherwise that she can take to relieve the chest pains or is there some other way to cope with these. She is having Gestone injections at the moment. We live in South Africa so have to rely on advice via e mail. Hope to get some feedback from you very soon. Thanks. Kathija

    • Hi Kathija,

      I am sorry I am replying so much later! For future readers going through similar experiences, a relatively safe herb for anxiety would be Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) is also a mild sedative. Belly breathing exercises are very helpful for anxiety. I hope her IVF was successful!

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    I just wanted to let you know I tried your smoothie today after reading your website the past couple days. It tasted great! I’ve enjoyed reading not only the blogs and information you supply but the comments with your responses to other women.

    I look forward to ordering some of your products including the yoga and massage DVD’s. Thank you for creating a website so geared to helping women conceive the children they so desperately want.

    I’m a single woman, not interested in a relationship or marriage at this time in my life. I do however want to be a mother. My doctor suggested I check online for herbal fertility supplements until time for my insemination in a couple months. I found your website and love the idea of smoothies!

    Adrienne

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    Hi, I’ve just had a laparoscopy to diagnose & remove grade 4 endometriosis that I wasn’t aware I had. To “dry up” the endo my dr has put me on a course of zoladex injections (GNRH), then plans to start IVF long protocol after the 4th injection.
    I plan on starting your smoothie, coQ10, L-arginine, detox & acupuncture. Is this all good to do while on the GNRH injections (I’m effectively in menopause for 3 months) ?
    Why just egg yolk? Can I use a whole egg for more protein & less waste?
    I’m 37 & been trying for 3 years inc 2 IUI cycles.
    Thanks

    • Hi Clare,

      The GNRH is creating false menopause, and we don’t suggest combining any herb that have a hormonal action with medications that impact hormone levels, which Royal Jelly and Maca do. You could make the smoothies without them, and just add the whole egg, FertiliWhey protein powder and a pure organic spirulina powder.

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    Hi Hethir

    I tried your fertility smoothie today. Heres the recipe i followed
    2 big spoons frozen fruit (mango, strawberries, blueberries and cherries)
    2 tablespoons yogurt
    orange juice
    3 teaspoons vitamin c powder
    1 teaspoon spirulina
    1 teaspoon maca
    (had to leave out eggs as im a veggie)
    My question is that the smoothie didn’t look lovely and purple like in your video but green/grey, am i doing something wrong? or put too much of something or little lee of something else?
    Thanks for your help
    Nisha

    • Hi Nisha,

      Usually once you add spirulina or any greens powder the smoothie will turn a greyish color. Perhaps you put too much spirulina. I wouldn’t worry about it too much.

      All the best,

      Dalene

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    I make this smoothie twice a day
    300ml organic oat milk
    1/2 banana
    1/4 cup organic blueberries
    4 strawberries
    1/4 cup organic low fat yog
    1tsp Macca powder
    1tsp raw cacao powder
    2tbls raw organic coconut oil
    3tsp super greens
    1tbls raw organic honey

    Is this a good fertility smoothie or too much of the powders I’m over 40 and TTC the last 3 years with 1 recent miscarriage
    Thanks for your help
    Hallie

  9. Hello,
    I’m 43, I had one miscarriage almost 2 years ago.We were surprised that I became pregnant, we had been trying, nothing was happening so we decide to try and adopt ( still in that process ) I was told by a fertility specialist that I had low egg follicle, think like 3 or 4, he didn’t think I would be a good candidate for iui or in vitro. I have had fibroids for almost 9 years and just had a D&C to help remove the tumors on the inside. The surgery turned out to be a resection, the dr couldn’t get all of them they are submucosul ( within the walls of the uterus) I am going to try and shrink them with diet and herbs. I’m thinking now this might be the reason for infertility and the miscarriage. Do you have any suggestions for me. I would love to be able to have a baby,but even more I don’t want a hysterectomy.My periods are heavy and I’m now anemic.
    any advice would be appreciated
    Thank you,
    Christine

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    Hi there,
    Can you take this smoothie while on a prenatal vitamin? Thanks!

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    HI,
    I am allergic to bees is there anything I can use instead of bee products.

    • Hi Carla,

      You can omit the bee products, you could choose a bit of natural sweetener like stevia, agave or maple syrup. Choose a pure spirulina powder, as our FertiliGreens has royal jelly in it.

      Best Wishes,

      Dalene

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    Hi,
    I’m 38 yrs old. I have high FSH, low ovarian reserve and high oestrogen.
    In the summer I had a cycle of IVF drugs which I didn’t respond to so they just did an IUI but it wasn’t successful. I’ve been trying to improve my egg quality by taking barley grass and spirulina. I’ve also been taking fertilaid for three weeks now and I take magnesium powder and hemp protein powder. Am I taking too much? If so what do you think I should drop? Do you think there is any chance I will conceive naturally? I did recently read you can reverse low ovarian reserve with nutrition and lifestyle, is that true?
    Thanks for your time and help.

    • Hi Maggs,

      I am sorry to hear that you are struggling with fertility issues. Low ovarian reserve can be one of the most devastating diagnosis for women! The dietary supplements you have chosen so far sound like they are a great start, but honestly it may take more to change the health of your eggs, as well as get them to respond, so that FSH will lower.

      The top 4 things you can do to change your egg health are:
      -Change your diet!
      -Exercise Daily!
      -Fertility Cleansing!
      Learn about supplements specific to increasing egg health!

      I have seen women increase their egg health and count of viable eggs for IVF, as well as lower FSH just by following a Fertility Diet, exercising regularly, and including Fertility Super Foods in their diet. They key to improving the health of your fertility overall, relies solely on your commitment to changing your life. Lifestyle changes are going to have the greatest impact!

      If you feel completely lost, we do offer consultations.

      Best Wishes,

      Dalene

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    Hello
    I’m currently taking DHEA, COQ10, fishoil vitamin D3, E and a prenatal. My smoothies include just fruits and whey protein. I will be doing another IVF cycle in November. Can I add the fertilty superfoods to my smoothie safely bearing in mind I’m taking the DHEA. Would this be a case of too much of a good thing?

    Thanks for your help

    • Hi bbp,

      We do not recommend using fertility herbs, or superfoods while using DHEA. We do not support the use of DHEA as taking pure DHEA is likely to convert into the wrong hormones and can also go into androgen and estrogen pathways, causing more hormonal imbalance. The goal should be to support the endocrine system by using adaptogen herbs and supportive nutrients to help the body to restore hormonal balance instead of using supplements as hormonal replacement therapy. If you do wish to use DHEA, we would suggest you work closely with your doctor a naturopath so your hormones can be monitored while you are taking DHEA.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Dalene

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    Hi Darlene,
    I looked through all the information you suggested and I was wondering if the Fertility Massage DVD and the Fertility Cleanse Kit would be beneficial to take together with the multivitamines before the transfer as I decided to delay the transfer for a month in order to prepare better for it using the natural products suggested on your site. Thank you again for your help and Thank you very much for your response!

    • Hi Angy,

      That sounds like a great plan. All of those are safe to do at the same time. Adding another month of preparation would be more beneficial in the long run!

      Best Wishes,

      Dalene

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    Hi there,
    It is me again. Just wondering what would be better for me the fertility smoothie kit or the fertility preparation kit taking into consideration the fact that we have the frosen embrios?
    Thank you.

    • Hi Angy,

      The Fertility Smoothie Pack is going to support overall nutrition and hormonal balance, where the Fertility Preparation Kit is supportive of egg health, hormonal balance and uterine health as well. It is a toss up, both kits are great. You only have a month, and if you are on medications to prepare for your IVF we do not recommend any of the products but a multivitamin, FertiliGreens and the FertiliWhey.

      May you have a successful transfer!

      Dalene

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    Hi there,
    I am 40 yrs old and I am undergoing IFV treatments: the first two embryo transfers (both fresh and frozen) were unsuccessful. We still have 4 frozen embryos, but I am getting really scared as I understand how slim my chances are… I just found your site and I am a great believer in natural food. I am just wondering if I should try your smoothies for at least a month and then proceed wit the next embryo transfer??? Thank you for your advise!

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    Hi I had a transplant 2 yes ago. I want to try tO try and conceive. I take slot of immuno suppressants/ which has caused me to gain weight. I was wondering if this smoothie would help regulate weight and wouldn’t affect my transplant as far as trying to conceive.
    I take myfortic prograf presidone and bacterium. Before I can try again I have to lose weight. What can I do start getting my body together because I want a baby w/in the next year if god is willing

    • Hi Naima,

      Well we are glad you are still here with us after your miraculous transplant! Your questions would be best to ask your doctor. We are not medical doctors and are not familiar with the medications you are on. I cannot say if you should consume the supplements in some of our Fertility Smoothie recipes. Please ask your doctor about what herbs and supplements are safe to consume.

      I hope you go on to have a baby!

      Dalene

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    I noticed you said you use raw milk. I have been researching it as I would love to make the switch but am unable to find how or where I would purchase raw milk here in Colorado!

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    Hi – I’ve been using the advice on your website and have happily fallen pregnant! I have been taking spirulina and maca (1 tsp per day each) – should I stop taking them now that I’m pregnant? I am scared of changing anything I’m doing, as I don’t want to disrupt anything. But if they’re not good for pregnancy, I’m worried because I’ve still been taking them early in my pregnancy… Many thanks, Jenni

    • Jenni,

      Congratulations! Good for you!

      Continuing the spirulina should be fine, let your doctor/midwife know! As far as the maca goes, there has not been enough research to show its safety for use during pregnancy, so we cannot recommend it for pregnancy. I recently did a Q&A on the subject. Read it below. I think it is important to let your doctor/midwife know that you are taking maca. If you have a history of miscarriage due to low progesterone, talk to your doctor about transitioning to natural progesterone cream to keep your progesterone levels up. If you are worried about quitting the maca cold turkey, slowly wean yourself off of it over a 1-2 week period, taking less and less over time. Some women choose to continue the maca in pregnancy, just be sure you are under the guidance of a health care practitioner.

      Q: Is Maca safe to take during pregnancy? Does it have toxic effects on my baby?

      A: Most nutritional supplements as well as herbal supplements are not suggested for use during pregnancy. Many herbs and supplements should not be used in pregnancy, but this is not true for all of them. This caution statement protects manufacturers from liability in case something adverse happens to the mother or baby during pregnancy while using the product. This caution also alerts the user to the potential for adverse effects. In some cases this caution is a generalization and the risk is relatively low. Manufacturers can not know the potential risks for each individual consumer, so putting a caution on the product makes it safer for consumers in general, minimizing risk to the mother and baby by having them not use the product at all.

      Maca has been used for thousands of years by the peoples of Peru, and they eat it daily; even during pregnancy. Acute toxicity and cytotoxicity studies have shown no potential toxicity for Maca. Hundreds of thousands of people have used maca with no reported side effects. Foods like processed soy have shown to have adverse effects on the developing fetus as well as the mothers hormonal balance due to phyto-estrogens. Maca does not contain hormone like substances like soy or other plants containing phyto-estrogens.

      We really have to think about other foods we consume daily like soda with aspartame, preservatives or food dye, all of these effect our bodies adversely, but they are deemed “safe” for regular use. Maca is a superior food as far as nutritional value goes, so why would this plant be a poor choice for pregnancy? Most maca is also organic. Because it is considered a nutritional supplement and herbal supplement it is still advised that you get permission or talk to your health care provider about using Maca into pregnancy. It is always best to be on the safe side and let your healthcare provider know all herbs and supplements you are taking, especially if you are pregnant.

      May you have a healthy and happy pregnancy, labor, birth and baby!

      Dalene

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    Hello I really love your site and ttc for some time now. I am twenty and I have pcos. I love all the tips you have here. My question is I see that Royal jelly is good and I noticed it came in pill form and non pill form. Is it just as effective if you decided to take the pill form? Also can men take royal jelly for sperm count or is it just the bee pollen? Also with maca I also notice it comes in pill form and powder form, which forms are best or is taking it in pill form fine? Thank you really enjoying this site!

    • Hi Miranda,

      Our Natural Fertility Shop has your choice of Royal Jelly which is pure Royal Jelly freeze dried to maintain quality, this comes in gelcaps. We also carry Alive Bee Power, which contains a wonderful blend of 3 bee products, royal jelly, bee pollen, bee propolis as well as some immune boosting herbs. This company has been certified organic since1995. You can learn all of the health benefits and the differences between bee products here: http://natural-fertility-info.com/bee-pollen-fertility.html

      Men can use Bee products to support their fertilty as well. I personally love the Alive Bee Power for my smoothies, but some people prefer capsules because they don’t have time or do not like smoothies.

      The same goes with the Maca. The powdered maca is great for smoothies, juice or oatmeal, but some people don’t like that and choose capsules instead. They are both beneficial and one is not superior in quality or purity then the other.

      Great questions!

      Dalene

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    Thanks for answers. I am approaching 40’s and tried IVF last year but was told my egg quality is not good. What can i do to improve my egg quality because i intend to use mine. Im in Africa-East

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    I need a little help, my husband and I are ready to try and have a baby, I was told it would be hard for me to conceive when I was 16 I am not almost 24 and we really want to try naturally, anything we can do to help our chances we are willing to try! Will the smoothie help us, do you have any other ideas on something we can try at home to boost our chances!?
    Brandy

    • Hi Brandy,

      I really need more information in regard to why your doctor said it would be hard for you to conceive. You may want to consider reading about Unexplained Infertility becuase without knowing your fertilty challenges it is hard to say in which direction you should go.

      You may also want to learn about our consultations.

      Best Wishes,

      Dalene

  23. Hi i have a question just seen your smoothie info. interest me . I am 37 year old
    I have had 2 miscarriages both at about 9-10 weeks I become with in 6 months i just dont carry full term I notice I clott alot when i am having miscarriage you think smoothie will help or should i be getting tested for something doctors just keep saying try again and that they may add pregestorone the month i try to conceive and baby aspirin but im not big on aspirin… Please help

    • Hi Laura S,

      Fertility Smoothies are a great way to boost overall nutrition and are an easy way to add superfoods and some fertility herbs to support overall fertility. You may be interested in learning about remedies for Recurrent Miscarriage sufferers. I am sorry to hear of your losses. This article helps you to understand different causes of miscarriage and specific remedies that may help support your body in preventing another miscarriage, you can read it here: http://natural-fertility-info.com/preventing-miscarriage

      If your doctor suspects a blood clotting issue or low progesterone levels as the cause for your miscarriages you may want to get some blood work done to determine if you have a blood clotting disorder. You may also want to get your progesterone levels tested so you can know for sure if your levels are too low to sustain pregnancy.

      Best Wishes,

      Dalene

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    I have been taking maca and spirulina in a pill form for a month or so. I wanted to start using the fertility smoothie and wondered if I needed the powder form of Maca and Spirulina or can I continue with the pill form?

    • Hi Jodie,

      You may continue them in the pill form and just make smoothies without them, but if you would just like to add the Maca or Spirulina in with the smoothie it is easier to purchase them in powdered form. You could just finish out the products you have now that are in tablet and capsules and when you have finished them next time purchase powder.

      Best wishes,

      Dalene

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    I wish I had found this site months ago. I am about to start my first cycle of IUI with injections and was wondering if I should start with the fertility smoothies now since I don’t have time to do the complete 90 day regimen. Or any other of the regimens? I do plan to incorporate acupuncture though.

    • Hi Tracey,

      It is never too late to work toward improving eating habits or your overall health, it will have beneficial impact no matter when you begin, though it would be best because of the cycle of the egg to work for 3 months prior to IUI for improving egg heatlh.

      All the best on your upcoming IUI!

      Dalene

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    Hello, I am getting ready for the 5th ivf..to attempt embryo transfer but no implantation while the two just egg retrival with no fertilization. The last ivf, got 7 eggs; no fertilized. Now, am taking vitamin D,E,ZINC, MAGNESIUM FOLIC ACID, PRENATAL VITAMIN, OMEGA 3 FISH OIL, GRAPESEED EXTRACT. Eating alot of green veggies, no soda and drink like 8-10oz of water every day. Hoping to start my acupuncture soon. Again, I have history of severe endometrosis. Please, can you help on how to reduce my endometrosis and improve my egg quality. The last time my RE check my FSH was 7 which he said was good. Expecting your reply. Thanks!

    • Hi Jessica,

      It really would be best to prepare 3 months prior to beginning medications for IVF, that is because the cycle of the eggs they take for retrieval take 90 days to mature.

      During the 90 day period before an egg is ovulated, the eggs are effected by:

      Blood Flow
      Proper oxygenation
      Hormonal Balance
      Nutritional intake
      Stress

      These are the factors you’ll want to focus on when increasing the health of your eggs. It sounds like you are already doing a lot, keep up the good work! You can also work toward reducing the impact of endometriosis on your fertility while working toward improving egg health. It would be best to prepare to reduce your endometriosis at least 3-6 prior to your IVF procedure to increase the success of your IVF.

      Best Wishes,

      Dalene

  27. Thank you for the quick answer !
    Another question I have a Flax seeds can I add them instad Flax Oil?
    Thank you again !
    Amell

    • Hi Amell,

      You could but your body is unable to break them down and assimilate their healthful properties without being ground up or taken as an oil. They are so small your blender will not be able to grind them when they are combined with other ingredients. So, flax oil would be a better choice, unless you ground the flax seeds first.

      All the best,

      Dalene

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    Darlene,

    thanks a lot for your text!!! you are most kind… I think we took too much maca (even it was mixed with amaranto and quinoa)… I’ll try to reinforce our greens and fruit and have less supplements because what’s natural it’s always the healthier and the best.
    So today… I’m going to prepare a better balanced smoothie… sure this one works better and as you said hot weather must have lots to do… so we must be happy because we are facing autumn and winter… hooray!!! best time for sperm!!

    Thanks again

    Canastilla

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    I’ve prepared my smoothie (made of yogurt, peach juice, 1 banana, 1 kiwi, 1 carrot, 4 t maca mix (maca, amaranto and quinoa), 2 t honey, 2 t bee pollen) and had it for 15 days (roughly). I used to share it with my husband so this recipe is thought for two people. And I don’t know if I went too generous with the maca and honey dosis but:
    1. My period came almost one week before time and I’m very regular.
    2. My husband had a seminogram lately and his results were actually worse (and when I say worse I mean very bad results!!! less sperm, less movility and lots of misshaped ones!!!). He’s results were worse than the ones before starting taking this beverage.

    I don’t know if these incidendes have anything to do with the smoothie (which is not your recipe, it’s a bit modified because I couldn’t find all the ingridients in Spain). It could also be that he was stressed because of work and the heat, we were in summer and it was rather hot…
    I don’t know… I’ve completely given up this smoothie but I think we should do something to improve his sperm quality. yesterday we went to the doctor and he’s given him some antioxidants which can help (or not…)
    But today I’ve just written the exact ingridients you suggest for your smoothie and I’m going to go down my local organic shop. I’ll use just the quantities you say because, even what I prepared was for two people (so I put double the amount of staff) I must have overdose us…
    Please, give me some advice and tell me what you think is the best to do.

    Thanks a lot

    canastilla

    • Hi Canastilla,

      I am sorry to hear these results. I am not sure what brand of Maca you are taking, but our Fertilica Maca suggested useage is 1 tsp. per serving. Only one serving is suggested a day. So you were taking a lot of maca a day. Heat can also lower sperm count, I am not sure why your husbands results were lower. If you would like to learn other supplements, herb and natural remedies to improve sperm health and count please go to this link: http://natural-fertility-info.com/mens-fertility

      Best Wishes,

      Dalene

  30. Thank you for sharing this great recipe:)
    Please can this smoothie help with having a twins?if no what can I do?
    What’s the herbs are good for fertility? I heard Pineapple juice and rose marry very good after the period.What do you think?
    Thank you!

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    Hi,

    yesterday I watched your video and I tried your fertility smoothie… as I didn’t have all the ingredients I modified its recipe a little bit (can it affect its resutls? I imagine it can…). I write my version of your smoothie (which has almost nothing to do with yours…):

    – 1 fresh apple
    – 1 fresh preach
    – 2 slices of melon
    – 1 glass of water
    – 1 glass of kefir
    – 1 table spoon of Macamix (maca, quinoa, amarante)
    – 1 teaspoon of honey+ royal jelly
    – 1 teaspoon of pollen

    I’m living in Spain and I went to my local organic shop but I couldn’t find all the ingredients. I saw some spirulina but it was in tablets so I didn’t get it because I wasn’t sure about how to use them.
    I’m also having some acic folic tablets, can I combine a fertility smoothie with them?

    Thanks a lot

    • Dear Canastilla,

      Way to get creative! That sounds delicious! As long as you are getting your fertility superfoods like Maca, Royal Jelly and the bee pollen it really doesn’t matter what fruits you put in, as long as they taste great. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! Any supplement that is in a tablet should be taken with juice or water and swallowed whole. It will be to hard to try and break it up before hand and put it in a smoothie. You could try and dissolve the spirulina tablet in a little bit of warm water first, then add it to a smoothie. Folic Acid tablets should be taken in their tablet form.

      Best Wishes,

      Dalene

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    I would like to know,what kind of herbals are good to start conception to a good start? I was pregnant in febuary and didn’t know.Then had a miscarriage in march, which left, my husband and I emotionally upset.But, the thing is, My cycle is irregular. What can we do to increase our chances of conceiving? Also,is linseed ok to take?

    • Hi Angie,

      I am sorry to hear of your loss. Learning ways to regulate your period may be best to begin with. Be sure to eat a nutrient dense Fertility Diet, take a good prenatal vitamin and exercise regularly.
      There are some wonderful ways that may help you to regulate your periods; the Fertility Cleanse, herbs for regulating menstruation, diet tips and other natural therapies you may want to learn about at this link: http://natural-fertility-info.com/how-to-get-your-period-back.html

      You may also want to learn about our Natural Fertility Consultations at this link: http://natural-fertility-info.com/natural-fertility-email-consultations

      Linseed oil also known as Flax oil is high in Omega 3 fatty acids. While we think it is important for some people to take additional Essential Fatty Acid supplements to make up for them not getting it in their diet we also feel that it is better to get a wider variety of oils (EFA’s) from a sources such as flax seed oil, cod liver oil and borage oil. EFA’s are essential for the production of hormones in both the woman and men. Hormones use these fats as building blocks for what will become progesterone and many other reproductive hormones. We carry the best essential fatty acids available.

      Best Wishes,

      Dalene

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    I have just started take the preparation for ivf kit and my baby and me. I have noticed that I have been getting stomach ache and feeling sick, is that normal. I am 45 and I am trying to improve my eggs for my Ivf treatment in August.
    I read about the smoothie, but I live on the island and it is difficult to get the herbal ingredients needed for the smoothie.
    I just found out my FSH is 10.5 I hope that good for my age.

    • Hi Lorraine,

      I have never heard of anyone feeling sick to their stomach while using products from this kit. Please make sure you are following the exact instructions for each product, that includes if they should be consumed on an empty stomach or with food. Be sure to also drink plenty of water. Be sure also that you are not pregnant.

      You don’t have to use the fruits we list for our smoothie recipes, you can use fruits local to your area. We do have a Fertility Smoothies eBook that will help you to know ingredients that taste good while being nutritious.

      For menstruating women, the normal FSH levels during the follicular or luteal phase should range between 5 and 20 IU/L (international units per liter.) Right before ovulation during the mid-cycle peak, FSH levels should be between 30 and 50 IU/L. If a woman is post-menopausal, her FSH levels will be naturally higher, at 50 IU/L or more.

      Best Wishes,

      Dalene

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    Greetings,
    Just wanted to clarify a response to another person. You indicated to someone else that if fertility drugs are being used we should not use the Fertility Smoothie. I have had one healthy pregnancy and no previous issues, but just experienced my first miscarriage. I need to know what I can use if I would be using fertility drugs? Considering my age of 40 time is ticking and since we have tried for over 2 years to conceive our second child I would using fertility drugs after my cycle which means in a few weeks time. My husband and I are taking multi vitamins every day but is there anything else we can do. I like the idea of the smoothie….any suggestions?

    • Hi CJ,

      Thanks for your question.

      Our fertility smoothies contain Maca. There is a fine line between Maca being a superfood and also being considered a medicinal herb. Maca is a nourishing food for the endocrine system, aiding both the pituitary, adrenal, and thyroid glands (all involved in hormonal balance.) Maca has the ability to affect key hormones in both women and men without containing hormones itself. Because it has the ability to affect hormones we have to err on the side of caution when using it with fertility medications which contain synthetic hormones. There has not been enough research to show how Maca and fertility medications will react with one another.

      “There are no side effects from taking maca, remember it is a food.” This is a direct quote from Hethir Rodriguez on our Maca Page. If you would like to take Maca while on fertility medications please get an approval from your doctor.

      All the best,

      Dalene

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    i want to try your fertility smoothie because i have been trying to get pregnant for almost 2 years now. can it help me, and for how long can i take for? could you also provide me with fertility tips. thanks.

    • Hi Rosemary,

      Fertility Smoothies make it easy for you to get what your body needs nutritionally while using fertility superfoods to boost overall fertility. Superfoods should be a part of every couple’s fertility diet to help bridge the gap for proper nutrition, nourish the egg and the sperm, and help to balance hormones.

      Fertility Smoothies may be consumed everyday, longterm.

      You may be interested in a Fertility Consultation. It is difficult for us to answer your questions based on just a small piece of the bigger picture of your health. It is helpful for us to know your lifestyle, health history, fertility challenges and detailed questions. That is why Hethir has created Fertility Consultations. This will better help us to guide you in the right direction for bringing about a balanced body and fertility. Honestly we need more information to serve you better. Please understand we hold you and your health in high regard and want nothing more than to help you help yourself achieve a healthy, fertile body.

      You can sign up for our Fertility e-newsletter by clicking here: Free Fertility e-Newsletter, this will take you to our Home page. At the top of the page by the yellow star you can submit your information to recieve weekly fertility tips.

      Best Wishes,

      Dalene

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    Hello there,
    have just found your website and wished I’d found it sooner!

    I wonder if you can tell me what will help with QUANTITY of eggs. I had a anti-Mullerian hormone test and am at 2pmol/l, which the hospital says means my egg count is very low! I am 42, never had children and am hoping to start trying soon with a friend as a sperm donor through intercourse. however I am terrified that I wont be able to conceive because my egg count is so low. I know eggs are there when we are born and some get old, so dont go to full term. And that the older we are, the higher the proportion of damaged eggs – are you suggesting we can alter these damaged eggs with your methods or that they get damaged due to bad nutrition? I have eaten healthily for years. Also I wonder if you know it the anti-mullerian test is 100% reliable?

    big thanks for the wonderful service you offer!!

    yours in hope, sarah

    • Hi Sarah,

      I am not sure about anything natural to increase the amount of eggs as only one is needed a month. Do you know if you are ovulating? You can read more about increasing egg health here: http://natural-fertility-info.com/increase-egg-health

      I believe egg damage can happen from the years of pollution, stress, free radicals, bad diet, etc. The older someone is the more they may have been subjected to possible damage. If a body is healthy (our definition of health is different from many peoples definition of health) and balanced then it will be fertile and healthy in most cases. Cells are constantly dying and being created, every single cell of the body. What we eat, hormones, stress, environment, etc… that is around when new cells are being created are the building blocks for that new cell.

      We have had 2 clients have success in increase AMH levels, but this took years of diet and lifestyle changes. I know you may feel like time is not on your side, but know that it is possible to create a healthier body, including the health of the ovum through improved diet and lifestyle changes.

      It would be best to ask your doctor how reliable the AMH test is.

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    HI Hethir and Dalene
    This might sound like a weird question….but i have endo and conceived after trying for 4 yrs…,now am ready for my second child but am still partially breast feeding my baby who is going on 10 months. My period has been regular since she was 3 month old. I feel like breast feeding may be hindering my chances of becoming pregnant again as I have actually been trying since she was 6 month, but I don’t want to stop breastfeeding and I know it is not possible to get pregnant while breast feeding too. So please i would be grateful for any helpful advice on enhancing my fertility even more through diets or supplement please. I already have smoothie each day, thanks.

    • Hi Lolita,

      Most of the fertility herbs should not be taken while breastfeeding as the herbs will be in the breast milk. The best thing you can do is eat a healthy fertility diet in preparation for when you are ready to conceive. Breastfeeding releases a hormone called prolactin which prevents pregnancy for most women.

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    Hi Hethir,

    I just received my package from your company containing the Royal Jelly, Maca, Whey Protein and Spirulina Powder. I purchased this to help boost ovulation/fertility. I see on the recipe list that was provided that I should take Vitex along with my smoothie to help ovulation. Do I need to take Vitex?? I’m just a bit scared to take Vitex cause I have heard it could be harmful to a baby and your suppose to stop Vitex once you think you are pregnant… I would hate to not know I’m pregnant and still be taking Vitex. Any suggestions? Also, are cherries suppose to be helpful for ovulation?
    Thank you for all your help and a wonderful website!

    • Dalene

      Hi Jasmin,

      If you would like to have regular ovulation, Vitex may help to regulate and normalize ovulation. If you think you may be pregnant, discontinue use. Vitex may be used up until you think you are pregnant.

      Of all the research I have done on this topic I have yet to find one article or study siting real proof of the harmful effects of Vitex on the fetus. That doesn’t mean though that Vitex doesn’t affect horomones, it does and theoretically it could affect hormones during pregnancy and cause something to go wrong. Use your best judgement on what is right for your body. If you find Vitex is helping you to get pregnant I see it as beneficial, once you are pregnant stop using it. As always please let your doctor know all herbs you are taking.

      I have never heard of cherries being helpful for ovulation.

      Warmly,

      Dalene

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    Can you add all of the supplements into the smoothie? (Ex: Royal Jelly, Bee Pollen, L Arginine)

    • Dalene

      Hi Kim,

      The Royal Jelly and the Bee Pollen would be ok, but L-Arginine comes in capsules and would be best taken as directed on the bottle.

      Best Wishes,

      Dalene

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    Just found your site and would love to try the smoothie. Do I have to do the egg yolk? Just don’t think I can stomach that?!?

    Thanks

    • Dalene

      Hi Trina,

      No you don’t have to do the egg yolk. 🙂

      Dalene

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    Hi Hethir,
    Can I make the fertility smoothie without the raw egg yolk and use whey protein powder or brown rice powder instead. Both my husband and I really enjoy the smoothie and we are having it every morning for breakfast rather than eating breakfast and we would like to have little more substance in smoothie to take us til lunch and without snacking between lunch and breakfast. We are also drinking the smoothie for fertility purpose, we have been trying to get pregnant for 16 months now and still nothing happened, both of us are in our late 30s. Thanks for the smoothie recipe.

    • hethir

      Yes you can. Make sure the the whey protein powder is from antibiotic free dairy, like FertiliWhey Protein Powder is.

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    Heather,

    Thank you so much for sharing this valuable information with me. I believe that this will work for me. I just have to go and get the ingredients now.

    • Dalene

      Hi Mona,

      Thanks for your gratitude and support!

      We wish you all the Best!

      Dalene

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    Hi – I’ve done my retreival and waiting to do a frozen embryo transfer. Can I keep drinking this smoothie?

    • Dalene

      Hi Anna,

      As long as you are not on Fertility medications you may continue the smoothie. Because you put Maca in it we have to let you know we don’t recommend taking herbs while on fertility medications, there has not been enough research done to show if they may adversely react to one another. Please consult with your doctor.

      Best Wishes with your transfer,

      Dalene

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    Hi –
    I’m just now reading this awesome site – 3 IVF’s – pregnant last IVF but empty sac. I did acupuncture with the last one. Anyway – I have a hard time with dairy products – I have PCOS, and the last IVF my eggs were ok but the quantity was poor. Will this smoothie help for egg quantity also? Any other suggestions? I’m 35 and thinking my clock is ticking loud….
    Thank you!

    • Dalene

      Hi Sarah,

      Yes, the smoothie recipe will help with egg quality, but all the supplements need to be taken consistently for atleast 3 months. What you are doing now will effect the health of the eggs you are releasing in 3 months from now. You don’t have to add dairy to your smoothie. You can use rice, hemp, almond or other nut milks in place of dairy.

      Have you checked out the PCOS Fertility Diet? A big part of the problem with PCOS is the high insulin resistance. Resistance to insulin increases the bodies insulin levels which effects normal ovulation by preventing the body from ovulating or limiting the maturation process of the released egg.

      Best Wishes,

      Dalene

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    Hi Hethir,

    First of all thank you for the wonderful recipe this is my 2nd day drinking it and I really enjoy it. My question is if I can drink my smoothie for dinner instead of breakfast or would you recommend just to have it in the AM and how many a day can I drink?

    Thank you
    Sara J.

    • Dalene

      Hi Sara J,

      You can drink it whenever you would like to. You should drink it daily if you are adding your supplements to it. You may drink more than one a day, but be careful not to exceed the recommended dosage on the supplements and don’t use smoothies as a replacement for eating a nutritious diet.

      All the Best,

      Dalene

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    Hi there

    I am interested in a smoothie for PCOS as well. 🙂

    thanks

    Michelle

    • Hi Michelle,

      We don’t currently have a smoothie designed specifically for PCOS. Have you checked out our smoothie for Endometriosis? I will talk to Hethir and see about smoothies for specific fertility needs.

      All the best!

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    Hethir,
    I would love to try a smoothie but I do not see one for PCOS. I don’t know if I am looking in the wrong place. My husband and I have been trying for 2 years and I would really like to get pregnant before he deploys…. What are your suggestions to increase our chances? I am also severely anemic. I have to take a 350mg Iron RX 3 times a day, as well as Vitamin C to absorb the Iron. I just started taking Fertility Blend and Folic acid as well.

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    Thanks for getting back to me, Hethir. I’ve been drinking the smoothie for 10 days. Today, I have a faint but very visible positive on a home pregnancy test. This is our 5th cycle trying. I had surgery for endometriosis and fibroids last July, so I’m so excited that this could be it. What I was wondering is, can I keep drinking the endometriosis smoothie into my pregnancy? I think it has helped, and I want to make sure this sticks! Thanks for your advice.

    • Congratulations Mel! How exciting. Yes, the endometriosis smoothie can be eaten and is great for pregnancy. Best wishes to you and your little bean.

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    Hi Hethir,

    I just came upon your website today. I am doing acupuncture and have been taking herbs too. I would like to know if I can take the Fertility smoothie everyday in addition to the herbs that I’m taking.

    Thanks,
    Michelle

    • Yes, The Fertility Smoothie can be used while you are taking other herbs.

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    Hi Hethir, I love your site. My question is about the fertility smoothie recommended on the Endometriosis page specifically. I have Endo, and am TTC. I started drinking the smoothie this cycle. My question is should I drink the smoothie only during the first half of my cycle, or is it safe to drink it after ovulation? Thanks!

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