Fertility Food Friday: Creamy Cantaloupe Smoothie

It’s lovely and warm today, and what better way to enjoy the sunshine and soak up some vitamin D than drinking a healthy, vitamin-filled, creamy cantaloupe smoothie on a patio or on the beach!

Registered holistic nutritionist Krista A. Parr has the perfect cantaloupe smoothie recipe to end your warm, summer week.

#TGIF!

Healthy fertility recipe: Creamy Cantaloupe Smoothie

Enjoy a lovely, healthy, creamy cantaloupe smoothie while soaking up some sun. (Photo Credit: Blendtec)

Creamy Cantaloupe Smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to get high fibre and nutrients in an easily digestible form. They’re also quick, easy, convenient on the go, and can sustain you for a long time when there is adequate protein and quality fats included. This delicious smoothie achieves all of the above, plus a host of fertility nutrients including essential fatty acids, calcium, folate, and vitamins E, C, and B6. So, all in one smoothie you have the potential to regulate hormones, protect sperm and eggs from oxidative damage, increase cervical fluid, remove toxins and excess hormones from the body, and increase blood flow to the reproductive organs! Plus, all of the ingredients in this smoothie have an alkaline effect on body chemistry, offsetting the acidity of stress, medications, pollution, caffeine, alcohol, and sugar, and creating a welcoming environment for sperm.

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Fertility Food Fridays: Banana Blender Cookies

We all have our dietary vices, but this sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free recipe from Root to Fruit registered holistic nutritionist Krista A. Parr for healthy, nutritional and delicious banana blender cookies means you can eat these during all times of the year, guilt-free!

Fertility Food Fridays - Banana Blender Cookies

Banana Blender Cookies 

Sugar lowers the immune system by paralyzing white blood cells and also depletes minerals like calcium and magnesium while being metabolized by your body. Too much sugar can also lead to weight gain and a host of other undesirable effects. But sugary treats are also comfort foods for many people, and you may find that you crave a sweet, comforting cookie now and then on your fertility journey.

These yummy banana cookies are so healthy you can enjoy them as a snack or even a light breakfast (not just for dessert!). With plenty of fiber to remove toxins from your body and lower cholesterol, and cinnamon to balance blood sugar levels, I promise these cookies will provide both comfort and nourishment! There is some confusion about whether or not oats are gluten-free, so allow me to explain: oats are naturally gluten-free, however, most oats are processed in facilities that also process gluten-containing foods. So, cross-contamination with gluten makes most oats unsafe for those with celiac disease. Certified gluten-free oats (produced in a facility that does not process any gluten) are available in such circumstances.

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