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.


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 Friday: Chocolate Kefir Smoothie

It’s Fertility Food Friday! Here’s a great recipe for a chocolate kefir smoothie, the perfect drink for the start of spring!

fertility boosting Chocolate Kefir Smoothie

Chocolate Kefir Smoothie
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Chocolate Kefir Smoothie

Recipe by Krista A. Parr

The Harvard Nurses Research Study, the largest, most comprehensive, long-term study of diet and fertility tells us that full-fat dairy products should be favored over low-fat and skim milk for those trying to conceive. Further, the calcium and vitamin D in dairy both require dietary fat in order to be absorbed, so if you normally eat no-fat yogurt or skim milk you are not absorbing the calcium or vitamin D!

 Kefir, like traditionally-made yogurt, is a fermented milk product so it provides beneficial bacteria for promoting immune and digestive health. Amazingly, fermented dairy also has higher levels of nutrients than their non-fermented counterparts! This divine smoothie also features antioxidant-rich raw cacao, and essential fatty acid-rich chia seeds for supporting male and female reproductive health.

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup organic full-fat plain kefir or yogurt
  • 5 pitted dates, soaked in hot water for 5 minutes or so
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1.5 Tablespoons sesame tahini
  • 1 Tablespoon raw, unpasteurized honey
  • 1 Tablespoon raw cacao powder or nibs
  • Pinch of fine Himalayan sea salt

Blend with ice and water as needed until smooth. Makes 2 smoothies.

Krista A. Parr is a Vancouver Registered Holistic Nutritionist specializing in fertility and women’s health.

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