This bubbly faux mimosa is the perfect addition to your New Year’s Day brunch, or any holiday occasion. Its three simple ingredients include orange and pineapple juice, which are both chock-full of the fertility-boosting power of Vitamin C. Indeed, a paper in Fertility and Sterility found that women with a short luteal phase conceived more quickly after taking Vitamin C daily than women who weren’t taking Vitamin C — and a separate study showed that men who took Vitamin C had more success impregnating their partners (3,4).
Cheers to that!
(Side note: Science has largely debunked the notion that the bromelain in pineapple induces uterine contractions strong enough to induce labor, so don’t worry about enjoying this healthful fruit when you’re TTC (5).)
This non-alcoholic sparkler is fast and easy to whip up — plus it packs the antioxidant power of pomegranates. Antioxidants are not only a must-have in a healthy, nutritious diet, but research published in PLOS ONE suggests eating pomegranates may improve sperm quality in subfertile men (6).
Men who took tablets containing pomegranate extract and powder of galanga root for 3 months saw a 62% increase in the number of motile swimmers — going from 23.4 to 37.8 million sperm (6). That’s even more reason for you and your honey to toast to the holidays with this fruity mocktail.
Consider ringing in the New Year with this recipe for mock bubbly that includes no added sugar when you make it with unsweetened pear juice. Going easy on the sugar is a win when you’re TTC. Sugar may not only affect your fertility, but sugar also has been linked to poorer sperm quality (7).
We love how this recipe is made of just three simple ingredients — so you can whip up a batch in plenty of time to countdown the New Year with friends and loved ones.
A creamy, spicy glass of eggnog is a holiday staple — but raw eggs and a boatload of high-calorie ingredients make many standard eggnog recipes a nonstarter when you’re trying to conceive.
We love how this easy recipe includes pecans for a quick hit of fiber and antioxidants. Plus, pecans (and other nuts) are rich in fertility-boosting omega-6 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fats, which were associated with higher pregnancy rates in research among IVF patients (8). A diet rich in omega-3 fats also is linked to a lower risk of anovulation — a condition where you don’t ovulate (9).
This traditional English drink — even sans alcohol — is soothing and warm on a frosty winter night. This recipe calls for making the mocktail in a Crockpot, but feel free to whip up a batch in your Instant Pot instead.
We love how this beverage calls for ginger, which not only contains antioxidants but also may have superpowers when it comes to improving sperm quality (10).
(Pro tip: Consider adding ginger to your diet to relieve menstrual pain. (11))