Posts tagged Smoothies
Follow This Simple Formula To Create Fertility Smoothies

I love smoothies. They're easy to make, portable, and tasty as all get out. You can really pack in the nutrients with very little prep or time in the kitchen. They really have the potential to be a very powerful food ally in your quest to boost and protect your fertility.

After a headlong dive into fertility smoothie recipes on Pinterest and YouTube I decided I needed to write this post. One recipe in particular really inspired me. It's one of the most popular fertility smoothie pins I could find and a very popular video on YouTube. It's a great recipe. It really is, but that thing is way too complicated.

It has 13 ingredients. 13! Most of which were powders, medicinal herbs, and supplements. Now you know I'm pro herbs and pro supplements. But real food works too! And in my opinion should be the first thing you turn to. Food's easier to find and tends to be less expensive. 

The formula I'm sharing below is a real food, fool-proof way to create a smoothie that supports overall wellness and reproductive health. It focuses on simple, whole food ingredients that:

  1. Enhance circulation
  2. Deliver key fertility nutrients
  3. Support hormone harmony
  4. Protect against oxidative stress, promoting egg health
  5. Can be tailored to your personal preferences
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Eat (and Drink) the Rainbow Smoothie Recipe: Pleasantly Pretty Smoothie

Pleasant, pretty, and purple, this smoothie marks the end of the Eat (and Drink) the Rainbow smoothie series. It has been fun to come up with these smoothie recipes and I hope you have enjoyed them as much as I have.

A mixture of red raspberries and blue(-ish, they still look purple to me...)berries, along with purple cabbage, gives this tasty delight its beautiful hue. And each ingredient provides nutrients known to improve the elasticity, roughness, and tone of our skin. In addition to providing what our bodies need to be radiant and beautiful, it provides what it needs to be healthy.

If you are looking for an excellent source of vitamins A, B6, C, and K, thiamin, magnesium, potassium, and manganese, you have found it here. Pleasantly Pretty also packs a good amount of riboflavin, niacin, folate, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and copper. Not too shabby.

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Eat (and Drink) the Rainbow Smoothie Recipe: Brilliantly Beautiful Smoothie

The end is near for the Eat (and Drink) the Rainbow Smoothies Recipe series. I must say, this was the HARDEST smoothie recipe to come up with. Why? Because I couldn't think of any readily available vibrant blue fruit or vegetables. 

After racking my brain, I settled on blueberries though they have always appeared purple to me... much like this smoothie. Blue, purple, or blurple, it's delicious and good for you. Isn't that all that really matters?

This yummy drink is the total package; she's got brains and beauty. The blueberries are full of polyphenols, most notably anthocyanins, known to protect brain cells, which could potentially improve and protect our memory. Polyphenols might also improve the appearance of our skin through their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

The chia seeds lend quite the potent combination of unsaturated fatty acids and proteins to the mix.

Brilliantly Beautiful is an excellent source of vitamins A, C, K, and B6, potassium, and manganese. It also boasts a good amount of thiamin, riboflavin, folate, magnesium, and copper. Being made solely of fruit, vegetables, and seeds it is also an amazing source of fiber.

Read on and drink up if you want a drink that can help you become even more beautiful, brilliant, and healthy.

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Eat (and Drink) the Rainbow Smoothie Recipe: Glowingly Gorgeous Smoothie

The green smoothie; the quintessential healthy drink that started the whole craze. You can find a million and one green smoothie recipes online. There are entire websites dedicated solely to green smoothies. Why? Because they're delicious, nutritious, and easy to make.

I turn to this smoothie when I need something filling and want something creamy for breakfast. The creamy texture comes from the avocado. The avocado boasts a pretty impressive nutrient composition. It is a major source of monounsaturated fatty acids, a heart healthy and healthy skin supporting fat. And there's more!

This smoothie is an excellent source of vitamins A, C, K, and B6, magnesium, potassium, and manganese. It also contains a good amount of Vitamin E, copper, iron, pantothenic acid, niacin, and riboflavin.

Please share links for your favorite green smoothie recipes in comment box below. I'm always on the hunt for more. Happy sipping!

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Eat (and Drink) the Rainbow Smoothie Recipe: Yummy You Smoothie

Redorange, yellow...Naturally, yellow is the next color on our list as we eat and drink our way through the rainbow. Yummy You is full of amazing nutrients like water, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients galore; this smoothie can go a long way in improving our health and beautifying our skin.

Yummy You is one of the sweeter smoothies in this series. I like to make it when I'm craving a sweet treat. It satisfies my sweet tooth, gives my tastebuds what they want, and gives my body what it needs. It's an excellent source of fiber, Vitamins, A, C, and B6, niacin, folate, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese. It's also packing quit a bit of vitamin K, pantothenic acid, iron, and phosphorus.

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Eat (and Drink) the Rainbow Smoothie Recipe: Ooh La La

I'm back with another smoothie recipe. We're still eating (and drinking) the rainbow for better health and enhanced beauty. Next up is Ooh La La (alliteration with the letter O was not nearly as easy as it was with the letter R for our Ravishingly Radiant red smoothie. I did the best I could.) This smoothie is orange in color, but surprise, surprise there's not a single orange in it.

So if our orange smoothie doesn't have an orange in it, what is giving it that outstanding color? Mango, carrot, and turmeric. These 3 beauties lend more than just color; they also provide fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients.

It also includes ginger, banana, and cauliflower. Not sure about adding cauliflower to your smoothie? Trust me. I often advise my veggie-phobic patients who are looking for a way to add vegetables to their diet to try adding vegetables to fruit based smoothies. The inevitable question they all ask is, "Won't I taste it? Which ones won't taste so bad?" I always suggest cauliflower because its flavor is relatively mellow. I have yet to hear a complaint.

Ooh La La (don't you love saying that?) is packing a whopping 12.5 g of fiber; that's half of the daily recommended amount. It's also an excellent source of vitamins A, C, K, and B6, as well as folate, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese.

Looking for a good source of vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, calcium, iron, and phosphorus? You need look no further. Bottoms up

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Eat (and Drink) the Rainbow Smoothie Recipe: Ravishingly Radiant

This delicious red smoothie is first on deck in our Eat (and Drink) the Rainbow for Radiant Beauty series. Remember, the pigments, specifically the carotenoids in fruits and vegetables, increase the red and yellow tones in our skin. Eating more fruits and vegetables can result in a natural glow from the inside out.

This smoothie is rich in Vitamins A, B6, C, and K, thiamin, riboflavin, folate, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese, as well as fiber.

It is also a good source of Vitamin E, niacin, pantothenic acid, zinc, calcium, and selenium.

The flaxseed delivers omega 3 fatty acids and omega 6 fatty acids in just the right ratio. Pair it up with nuts, yogurt, or a boiled egg or two for protein and a thoroughly satisfying breakfast.

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