These easy 4 recipes are some of my favourites from my cookbook- The complete Hormone Puzzle Cookbook. Don’t worry these recipes will keep your taste buds happy and your family satisfied, all while supporting progesterone production as well. And don’t worry- for those of you not trying to get pregnant these recipes are just delicious and nutritious versions of some of your favorites.
Superfoods breakfast cookie
What is better than dessert for breakfast and I can’t think of a better way to start my day than having a cookie for breakfast especially one that is going to boost my fertility naturally.
- 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
- 1⁄4 cup ground flaxseed
- 1 TBSP chia seeds
- 1tsp cinnamon
- 1⁄2 tsp baking powder
- 1⁄4 tsp salt
- 1 large organic mashed banana
- 3 TBSP melted coconut oil
- 3 TBSP honey
- 2 TBSP almond milk
Preheat oven to 325F. Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl—oats, oat flour, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, ground flaxseed, chia seeds, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.
Stir in mashed banana, coconut oil, and almond milk until well blended. Let mixture rest for 4–5 minutes, giving time for chia and flax to bind everything together. Should look like the dough. If your dough has gotten too thick, stir in an additional 1–2 TBSP milk before scooping out onto your baking sheet.
Measure dough out by the scant 1⁄4 cupful and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (or lightly greased). These cookies don’t spread much while baking, so I like to gently press the dough with the palm of my hand to flatten a bit.
Bake for 15–18 minutes, or until cookies are lightly golden around the edges.
The ingredients in these cookies that boost progesterone are oats, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, and chia seeds.
Add 1-2 tablespoons of sunflower seeds for an even bigger dose of seeds.
Superfoods greens salad
With foods like broccoli, kale, parsley, cucumber, sunflower seeds, and ginger this is a powerhouse that will have your progesterone rocking in no time.
- 2 cups organic broccoli
- 1 cup organic kale
- 1 yellow organic pear
- 1 cup organic red cabbage
- 1cup organic carrots
- 1-1/2 cups fresh parsley
- 1 organic cucumber
- 1⁄2 cup almonds
- 1⁄2 cup sunflower seeds (unsalted)
- 1⁄3 cup organic craisins
For The Vinaigrette
- 3 TBSP olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup lemon juice
- 1 TBSP fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- 1TBSP coconut oil
- 1⁄2 tsp sea salt
Either chop the ingredients using a good sharp knife or toss them individually in a food processor and quickly process until they’re finely chopped.
Place the ingredients for the vinaigrette in a jar with a lid. Place the lid on the jar and shake the ingredients. Or place all of the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to incorporate well.
Add all of the salad ingredients to a large bowl and toss with the vinaigrette.
Fertility boosting smoothie
Time for a snack, this smoothie is the perfect treat. With progesterone promoting Vitamin C which is critical to help increase progesterone production and is also an important antioxidant necessary in bodily processes, such as protein metabolism and the synthesis of neurotransmitters.
- 1 cup frozen cherries
- 1⁄2 cup frozen raspberries
- 1⁄2 cup frozen spinach
- 1⁄2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 TBSP no sugar added almond butter
- 1 scoop unsweetened pea or rice protein powder (NutriBiotic rice protein is my favorite)
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- Few ice cubes
Blend all ingredients in a ninja/blender until smooth. Serve in a pretty glass with a straw.
Fertility boosting bean soup
Time for dinner and a big hearty bowl of fertility boosting bean soup. Beans are a great way to boost progesterone as well as giving your body iron, vitamin E and folate which are all necessary for pregnancy and delivering a healthy baby.
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 medium organic onion
- 2 medium organic carrots
- 1 lb dry uncooked black beans or 3 cans of organic black beans
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 bunch kale
- 1 can organic diced tomatoes
- 1 bunch organic kale
- 1 TBSP chili powder
- 1⁄2 TBSP cumin 1 tsp oregano
- 4 cups vegetable broth Toppings
- Feta, sour cream, cilantro
Dice the onion and chop the carrots, Combine the garlic, onion, carrots, black beans, chili powder, cumin, oregano, vegetable broth, and water in a 5-7 quart slow cooker. Stir well. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours. In the last hour add the salsa. In the last 15 minutes add 1 cup kale.
As you can see there are so many easy ways to increase your progesterone with items that you probably already have in your kitchen.
If this is where you are getting confused and want to talk further, reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and schedule a time to chat. Let’s find out exactly what is going on and fix it so you can get pregnant naturally and have the family you have always wanted.
Love and health,
KRS Coaching International
Coach Kela battled infertility for over 2 years until she got very intentional in the kitchen and reversed her own infertility naturally. Now she teaches other women to do the same in her hormone puzzle method class and through her books.
She is a mom of two little boys ages 4 and 6 and lives in Nashville, TN, along with her husband of 11 years. Her blog helps women all over the world with infertility and hormone issues.