If your man has low sperm motility, prepare a smoothie full of herbs and superfoods scientifically proven to increase testosterone and increase sperm count and quality.
Three measurable variables to determine strong, healthy sperm are count/concentration, sperm motility and morphology. Sperm motility indicates how well the sperm are moving… of course this has a huge impact on chances of conception.
There are many aspects of male fertility that are under your personal control
In fact, maintaining a healthy body weight, managing stress, exercising regularly and eating an appropriate diet with the right nutrients will support overall male health and vitality.
If you are trying to conceive, this smoothie is a must for your partner. Even if they haven’t been diagnosed with low sperm count it’s still important that he improves his sperm quality for optimal fertility and the health of your baby.
Here are the nutritional secrets to our male fertility smoothie:
He Shou Wu Extract used in Chinese medicine to lower stress, increase sperm count and significantly increase male fertility
Bee Pollen contains natural testosterone and B-vitamins. In fact, it’s a complete protein!
Pine Pollen contains bio available testosterone which can help support sperm quality
Bananas are high in bromelain, an enzyme which supports sperm count
Hemp Seeds are a natural source of zinc, which guards sperm against bacteria, and magnesium, a powerful and natural stress reliever essential for hormone balance
Brazil Nuts contain selenium to increase sperm mobility. In fact, three Brazil nuts will give you your daily dose of selenium. Selenium synergizes with Vitamin E to improve sperm motility. Don’t over do it though; too much selenium can make you feel sick
Leafy Green Vegetables are a good source of folate and magnesium (which has been shown to improve male fertility)
Maca Extract Powder boosts libido, lowers stress and improves sperm motility and male fertility
Protein builds lean muscle mass which is important for optimal fertility; we love collagen peptides protein powder from Vital Proteins since it doesn’t affect the flavor or texture of your smoothie!
- 1 ½ cups organic grass fed milk OR unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 banana (use frozen for best flavor)
- 3 Brazil nuts
- 2 Tbsp hemp seeds OR ½ avocado (alternate between the two ideally)
- 1 Tbsp raw cacao powder
- 2 tsp bee pollen
- 1 tsp pine pollen
- 1 tsp he shou wu extract
- 1 tsp maca extract powder
- 2 handfuls baby spinach *OR * Swiss chard (ideally steamed for maximum nutrient absorption)
- 2 scoops collagen peptide protein powder
- 1 -2 tsp honey or sweetened to taste
- Blend and enjoy!
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Photos by Sarah Steffens of Savor & Fancy
Sarah Steffens is a Personal Chef based in Los Angeles. She specializes in Paleo, Autoimmune, and Whole30 cooking and believes food is the starting ground for practicing kindness to one’s body, mind and spirit. She shares recipes and kitchen tips at Savor & Fancy.