So today is the start of my 21 Day Fertility Diet/Challenge. I will be posting everyday (hopefully) to keep everyone updated and mainly just to help keep myself accountable. Sorry in advance if the excessive posts get annoying or repetitive. A visual food journal will help me keep on track and make sure I am getting tons of healthy nutrients into my body. Here is a link to my pervious post I did explaining the 5 steps to the challenge better if anyone was intrested: 21 day fertility challenge.
To prep I bought myself some of the ‘fertility’ superfoods, I got Maca powder – perfect to add to salads, cooking, juices etc. I will be adding it to my daily fertility smoothie. I also picked up Spirulina powder – you can also add to salads, cooking, juices but again I’ll be adding it to my fertility smoothies. I decided instead of making a daily green juice with my big bulky juicing machine I will just use a powered mix I found. I got a Super Green powder mix with added berries. You just add it to 300ml of water and it’s good to go. With work and a 3 year old to keep up with I’m all for time saving tricks lol. The powder mix I bought has 16 servings of vegetables in each serve and is packed with high nutrients and antioxidants.
Food Journal Day 1:
Started the day off with 2 big glasses of water to wake my body up and to help get my metabolism moving. I had my daily vitamins of Fish oil, Pregnancy vitamin, Iron supplement, Vitamin C and the good old Birth Control Pill. (ugh!)
Breakfast was a favourite – overnight oats. Super easy and filling breakfast that I have been leaning towards a lot lately. On the mornings I have work I don’t feel like fumbling around the kitchen for too long so this is always a life saver!
– 1 serve of old fashion oats
– 1 serve of light greek yogurt
-1/2 banana & small handful of berries
– Chia and Flax seeds
– Stevia and sugar free maple syrup for added sweetness
Lunch was a big green salad – packed with my DARK green veg of choice spinach!! Also added Tomatoes, Zucchini, Corn, 1/4 Avocado, Danish Feta, and some diced Strawberries and Walnuts for added crunch. Topped with a mustard balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Delish!
Dinner was super simple – avocado and crumbled feta on toast with sunny side up eggs.
Fertility smoothie! And it was delicious…the Spirulina gave it an intense green colour so I decided not to add spinach to this one. I’m excited to try out different variety of the fertility smoothies I have found.
Mango Fertility Smoothie
-1 cup diced mango (fresh or frozen)
– 1/2 banana
– 1 teaspoon Maca powder
– 1 teaspoon Spirulina powder
– 1/3 cup greek yogurt
– sprinkle of chia seeds
– dash of almond milk and water
So that ends day one of my challenge, Feeling excited to be started. I’ll check back in tomorrow with how I go. Thanks so much for reading and following our journey…