My new Tropical Berry Fruitfulness Smoothie is a naturally sweet and healthy rockstar. Loaded with adrenal-balancing elements, micronutrient-rich ingredients, hydration, and a little maca magic, it is the perfect way to treat yourself in a matter of minutes! This smoothie will help get you on your way to achieve whatever it is your heart desires.
No matter what you are currently aspiring for in life Beauty, it all starts with you. If you are trying to lose weight, get pregnant or achieve glowing skin, it all starts with taking care of yourself first. Make your health and wellbeing one of your top priorities.
I’m excited to share with you that I am currently pregnant, so this topic of fertility and pregnancy is top-of-mind for me right now. It is so important to me that we are actually creating a whole plant-based fertility and pregnancy course that we are aiming to launch this Fall. If you’re interested in this topic, or if you’re thinking about getting pregnant now or down the road, this course will be something you definitely don’t want to miss. Stay tuned, get on our mailing list and you will get all the information!
Things like chronic stress and anxiety mixed with a lack of nutrient-rich foods in your diet will serve you no good. This is especially true when you are working hard to reach your goals. Slow down and take a moment. Recognize that you are here for a reason. Yes, it may be just for some delicious recipe inspiration, but also because you know that you deserve to give yourself the best! Make yourself this new Tropical Berry Fruitfulness Smoothie recipe and watch the world unfold around you. It truly is one of the best, so let me tell you why.
Check-In With Your Adrenals
One of the things that too many of us are unknowingly dealing with is adrenal fatigue. We might see dark circles or puffiness under our eyes, which can be our first indicator of this pesky problem. When adrenals are overtaxed, it can contribute to a whole host of problems, like reproductive issues in both men and women. In fact, I once read a study that showed that stress and anxiety contribute to infertility in women, partially because they increase the amount of cortisol in the blood.
Cortisol, if you are unaware, is basically the body’s natural stress and anxiety hormones. Chronic stress can throw so much of your life out of balance and your fertility is one of them. Eventually, the adrenal glands become too exhausted to keep up with the body’s cortisol demands and production of estrogen, progesterone, and DHEA (hormones needed for fertility) decreases to lower than normal levels.
So you are probably wondering, what on does this have to do with this Tropical Berry Fruitfulness Smoothie? Oh, Beauty, it has so much to do with all my recipes. One of the number one ways to reverse the effects of adrenal fatigue is to nourish yourself! Cut out the refined carbs and fast food. and fuel your body with whole plant foods, as you will see in this smoothie recipe.
Bananas for Balance
You might find yourself craving more junk foods if your adrenals are taxed out. Really what you need is to fill you up with the vitamins and minerals and let your body come back into balance. By eating whole, plant foods you’ll realize that your energy levels are maintained throughout the day. Bananas are especially good for this. Being rich in vitamin C, they also help ward off irritability and help keep anxiety at bay. This, in turn, relieves your adrenal glands.
Another way that bananas can bring you balance is that they can help keep you regular in so many ways. Bananas have a wonderfully high concentration of fiber. They also have large sources of potassium. Potassium helps regulate the fluid levels in your body and keep hydration balanced. Together these players help promote good digestion in your body. This, in turn, helps prevent constipation from occurring. Bananas help our bodies balance in such a wonderful variety of ways, which is why you’ll see them in so many of my recipes!
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Here is another wonderful tip, Beauties: Make this Tropical Berry Fruitfulness Smoothie recipe to deliver a whole range of micronutrients to your body. Remember when we work to create a healthy body, there are a lot of micronutrients that we can all benefit from. According to the National Institutes of Health, simply getting in a wide array of different micronutrients might have the most positive impact on fertility and pregnancy. Amazing, right!?
For a quick reminder, micronutrients are the essential nutrients that are so important for healthy development. I am talking about all the vitamins and minerals that offer a huge range of physiological functions in our bodies, no matter what stage we are at in our lives.
This Tropical Berry Fruitfulness Smoothie is truly loaded with micronutrients! Blackberries, for instance, provide a whopping 32% of your daily vitamin K needs. Our bodies use vitamin K to make proteins for healthy bones and to help foster normal blood clotting. Blueberries and raspberries contain a special group of antioxidants called carotenoids and flavonoids. These are your vitamins A, C, and E. They also contain selenium, zinc, and phosphorus. Altogether, these micronutrients support things like building your connective tissues and strengthening your immune function. Who knew such little things could provide so much power?
Hydrating Coconut Water
We are lucky to live in a time where coconut water is easily accessible. You can find boxed coconut water in almost every market today and if you haven’t tried it yet, let me suggest to you that it is time. Though I love coconut water best straight from the source, these boxed options are convenient when we aren’t living in places where coconuts fall from the trees.
Plus, one of the best hydration options out there is coconut water. Which is why I love to find ways to incorporate it into my recipes. Again, no matter what you’re trying to achieve – healthier skin, fertility, increased energy – coconut water can help! Lauric acid, iron, potassium, magnesium, and calcium are the mighty coconut’s key ingredients. And they play a major part in fixing dehydration issues, which can hinder us in many ways. Don’t be a stranger to this liquid gold! Enjoy it in your Tropical Berry Fruitfulness Smoothie or sip it straight. Your body will thank you for it!
Lastly, I like to think there is a little extra magic in this Tropical Berry Fruitfulness Smoothie recipe in thanks to maca. Maca is a powerful root that has been praised for centuries for its adaptogenic-like qualities. For a quick recap, adaptogens are natural plant products that increase your body’s ability to deal with internal and external stresses and normalize imbalances.
When consumed regularly, maca is believed to help balance hormones, minimize menopause, and even boost libido and fertility. It’s like magical pixie dust that can work wonders in so many areas of our body. :) This adaptogen also helps protect the brain from damage, improves cognitive ability in healthy people and improves bone health. It’s also believed to lift energy!
If you realize that you may be dealing with a little adrenal fatigue, maca can help with that too. You don’t need to only use it in my Tropical Berry Fruitfulness Smoothie recipe. Rather, take maca regularly as a great way to help your body adapt to stress and counteract the negative effects of tension and anxiety in your body.
- 1 cup of coconut water
- 1 ripe banana
- ½ cup pineapple
- ¼ cup blackberry
- ¼ cup blueberry
- ¼ cup raspberry
- 1 cup of fresh or frozen spinach
- 1 Tbs. maca Powder
- Place all of your smoothie ingredients in your blender.
- Blend them together until smoothie.
- Pour your smoothie in your favorite glass and enjoy!
Sending You Love
Enough said about all the amazing benefits from the ingredients that my new Tropical Berry Fruitfulness Smoothie provides. I am sure you get the point by now that you really ought to give this recipe a go! It will fill your taste buds with delight. And at the same time, it will work wonders on your body, setting you up for success that you so deserve.
I also just want to give an extra big hug to any mamas who may be struggling with conceiving. We are here and we have a lot of resources for you. We are designing a course just for you this fall specifically to help. I send you a huge hug. Hang in there, don’t lose hope. Remember that miracles and shifts and changes happen every day! There are so many amazing success stories about women that have struggled and have gone on to have beautiful, healthy pregnancies.
Be sure to pin this post on your Pinterest page, Beauties, and tag your me in your Instagram creations. I love to see what you make!
Sending you love,