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.
Peaches and Cream
2 Peaches (take fruit off of pit)
1 teaspoon Fertilica Maca powder
1/4 Cup Yogurt (organic)
1 teaspoon Vanilla
-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?