Sue Bedford (MSc Nutritional Therapy)
Support your fertility and your immune system this autumn with this ‘nutritious and delicious’ smoothie. While there’s no specific “fertility juice or smoothie” that guarantees conception, certain nutrients like vitamin D may support fertility when included in a well-balanced diet.
Vitamin D plays a role in hormone regulation, immune system support and overall reproductive health. This smoothie is also rich in vitamin C from the oranges and carrots, which can be beneficial for fertility. It’s also a good source of beta-carotene from the carrots and provides a tropical twist with the addition of mango. The choice of milk adds protein, vitamin D plus other important nutrients and can be adjusted to suit your dietary preferences. Enjoy!
Vitamin D Smoothie
2 oranges, peeled and chopped (if using bought orange juice it may also be fortified with vitamin D)
1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
50g mango, chopped
200ml milk of choice
Peel and chop all fruits. Add everything to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour over ice.