Fat Bombs for Fertility
How healthy fats can improve your fertility
Fat Bombs for Fertility and Beyond
We here at ANW have been experimenting with this recipe from Dr. Stephanie Peltz’s website,
and we’re loving it! It’s the perfect way to treat your tastebuds while increasing your intake of
nourishing fats. Personally, I’ve been whipping up a fresh batch and eating it like a pudding or
even whipping it into my morning oatmeal. I cut the recipe in half to forego the need to freeze
any. In TCM-especially as we enter the colder months-it’s important to think about warming the
body up with warm or room-temperature foods.
Focusing in on fertility: fatty acids are needed during oocyte maturation and in the early days of
a developing embryo (Sturmey, R. et al. 2009), and fats themselves are critical building blocks of
prostaglandins and hormones (Chiu, Y. et al. 2018). These are big players in the menstrual cycle,
itself, as well as in implantation and the preservation of a new pregnancy.
This can keep in the fridge for ~2 days.
1 avocado (mushed with a fork or spoon)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 heaping tablespoon nut seed butter (I use a 7-nut/seed blend, but you can choose your own
adventure on this)
11/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
4 tablespoons raw cacao powder
Pinch of sea salt
Melt the coconut oil, almond butter, maple syrup, and cacao powder over low heat. Remove
from heat and mix in the avocado and sea salt. Add more maple syrup (or other substituted
sweetener) to taste.
Modifications: When I eat this as a pudding/mousse, I have added sunflower seeds, chia, or raw
cacao nibs. Yum!
Chiu, Y. et al. 2018. ‘Diet and female fertility: doctor, what should I eat?’, Fertility and Sterility. Available at: https://www.fertstert.org/article/S0015-0282(18)30428-X/fulltext
Sturmey, R. et al. 2009. ‘Role of fatty acids in energy provision during oocyte maturation and early
embryo development’, Reproduction in Domestic Animals. Available at: