Try This Fertility Boosting Soup That Will Change Your Life
When my partner and I decided we would like to become parents, getting pregnant was a breeze. I was pregnant after a month, I got really sick during the first trimester as so many of us do and I led an active and healthy second and third trimester. My labor was painful but after 11 hours on the button, I had a beautiful baby. Fertility challenges were not even on my radar!
My second pregnancy three years later resulted in an ectopic pregnancy which was not only devastating to lose a baby but suddenly, it was life threatening to me. After doctor’s appointments and being told I had won an unlucky lottery, I was terrified to have a baby again.
After two years, I am ready to try again and my partner is ready to try again. Now I am conscious of fertility and taking care of myself. Both my partner and I have been eating right and exercising regularly but I want to do something more.
That’s when I remembered Fertility Expert Kim Sjoblbad had shared with The Baby Spot a Fertility Boosting Soup recipe that had helped so many women that she had counseled. For so many of us trying to get pregnant and improve our fertility, why not have a delicious soup while staying active?
That’s why I am so excited to share with all of you again Kim’s Fertility Boosting Soup. It’s delicious, easy to make and has so many nutritional benefits. Here is what you’re going to need:
INGREDIENTS FOR FERTILITY BOOSTING SOUP:
- 2-3 carrots
• 2-3 sticks celery
• 2 leeks
• 2 cups chopped green beans
• 1 cup of cooked quinoa
• 6 cups of homemade bone broth (recipe below)
• sea salt
Here are the simple directions to make your fertility boosting soup. You do not have to be sous chef to put this all together. You may surprise your family with how yummy and delicious this tastes!
Facts About The Fertility Boosting Soup:
Carrots contain beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A. That helps to produce the female sex hormones important for ovulation. In a recent study, carrots were also found to boost sperm quantity and quality by up to eight percent.
Leeks are rich with carotene, vitamin C, calcium, iron and other nutrients and help stabilize blood sugar levels (so important for women with a hormone imbalance). It can also help to boost libido and promote fertility in men.
Nutrient Rich Foods
Green beans are rich in iron and folic acid. Consuming more iron and folic acid from plant sources such as green beans appears to promote fertility, according Harvard Medical School’s Harvard Health Publications. One cup of green beans provides approximately 10% of daily folic acid needs and 6% of iron.
Quinoa is a gluten-free, complex carbohydrate rich in folic acid, fiber and zinc. It also keeps the blood sugar level stable and helps regulate ovulation. One cup of quinoa contains 8 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, and 15% of the recommended daily intake of iron. Quinoa is also known to support baby brain development.
Now for the bone broth! Kim’s favorite bone broth recipe is adapted from the book “Nourishing Traditions” by Sally Fallon. This recipe is not only said to boost female fertility but also to boost the libido and fertility in men. Here is the bone broth recipe and many of these items you probably already have in your kitchen!
INGREDIENTS FOR YOUR BONE BROTH FOR FERTILITY BOOSTING SOUP:
- Leftover bones from 1 whole organic roasted chicken.
• 4 quarts filtered water
• 2 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
• 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
• 2 carrots peeled and coarsely chopped
• 3 celery stick coarsely chopped
• 1 bunch of parsley
• 2 bay leaf
• 5 cloves garlic crushed
• sea salt
Add all ingredients to a large pot. Be sure that the water covers the chicken and vegetables. Bring to low boil. Removing the film that rises to the surface upon boiling. Lower heat and simmer for 6-24 hours. The longer you let this simmer, the richer and more flavorful it will be. Once you’re satisfied with the flavor, let cool. Remove chicken, strain stock into glass jars, and store in refrigerator or freezer. Making bone broth may seem like a big task but it is really very simple. Although it simmers for hours, you can really just set it and forget it.
Enjoy this soup a few times a week and have it boost your health, vitality and your fertility.
For many of us trying to have a baby, we have to try healthy options that could possibly give us the result we desire. I wish all of you trying to have a baby success! Remember to try to keep positive, stay your kind selves and always make time for you, even if it is for just moments a day. We have to give this our best shot! I raise my spoon to each of you and say Bon Appetite! Enjoy your soup J