Post workout Chocolate and maca fertilty smoothie
As you likely guessed from the title this fertility smoothie is perfect to help you recover post workout. It delivers the perfect blend of fertility boosting qualities, a beautiful malty flavor profile and a nutritional make up to make you feel great after you have worked hard.
About the post workout chocolate & maca Fertility Smoothie
By: Rachel Herlihy
This chocolate & maca fertility smoothie is amazing. It reminds me of a chocolate malt milkshake. As Nathan would tell you I am a true chocoholic so being able to bring you a fertility smoothie which contains chocolate is like a dream come true. Now don’t get me wrong this isn’t an every day smoothie but I love to have one of these once a week after a difficult fertility workout. Luckily it also contains some ingredients which are great for general and reproductive health.
- 2 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
- 2 Banana
- 1.5 cups or 300ml Almond Milk
- 2 tbsp Maca Powder
- 1 tbsp Cacao powder
- 1 tsp Hemp seeds
- 6 ice cubes
This indulgent and malty chocolate and maca fertility smoothie slightly reminds me of a malty milkshake. It feels luxurious to drink, yet i know it’s great for my recovery after a workout with the added benefit of helping my reproductive health whilst TTC. The main ingredient is cacao powder, this is like the organic super-food variant of regular cocoa powder it’s is produced from unroasted & unrefined beans and has one of the highest antioxidant content of any foods. You can find a fabulous organic cacao powder from amazon or you can use regular cocoa powder which is a little cheaper.
Maca powder is absolutely amazing for fertility, it helps balance your homones, supports sperm health in men and has a fabulous nutritional profile which helps all facets of general health. You can find this in local health stores, but you can often get Maca powder cheaper on amazon.
The other ingredients supply a good amount of iron, zinc and folate which are great for fertility.
This fertility smoothie full of anti-oxidants, folate, iron, zinc and protein. Which are all vital in general and reproductive health. It has a great nutritional balance to help you recover from your workout whilst being great for your fertility.
- Protein 66% 66%
- Antioxidants 71% 71%
- Folate 29% 29%
Step by Step Instructions for the Post workout Chocolate and Maca Fertility Smoothie
Peel you banana and weigh out the ingredients.
Place the banana, half the almond milk, the hemp seeds and the cacao powder in your blender and blitz for 30 seconds.
Add all the other ingredients to your blender set it to your highest setting and blend for a further 30 seconds. To create a smooth consistency.
Add ice to your glasses poor your chocolate and maca fertility smoothie over whole ice. top with a small amount of extra hemp seeds Serve and enjoy immediately.
If you’re partner isn’t having the 2nd portion put it in an air tight container and place it in the fridge. Drink within the next 48 hours. just add another 2-3 ice cubes and blend again to revitalise the smoothie.