Hormone balancing smoothie!
- Berries contain low amounts of sugar. Highly refined sugars and grains have been linked to hormone imbalances.
- Chia seeds, yoghurt and avocado are all great sources of good quality fat, which is essential to hormone production
- Flaxseeds contain a plant lignan called Secoisolariciresinol diglycoside (SDG), which specifically helps to balance the levels of estrogen in the body. Studies have shown the benefits of flaxseeds in postmenopausal women, breast cancer patients, and women trying to fall pregnant.
- Sunflower seeds are high in zinc, which is required for healthy hormone production.
- Nano reds is a fruit and vegetable superfood powder, which contains a compound called Resveratrol. Resveratrol has been shown to increase the production of SexHormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) in the liver, which reduces excess estrogens in the body.
- Protein powder assists in the maintenance of healthy hormone levels, assists weight loss and metabolism, and builds and repairs body tissues.
- Maca is an Incan superfood, which promotes optimal functioning of the endocrine system, particularly the function of the hypothalamus and pituitary glands. Traditionally, it has been used to reduce menopausal symptoms, regulate menstrual cycles, and increase libido and promote fertility in both men and women.
- Studies have shown cinnamon helps to balance blood sugar levels, and control sugar cravings.
- 1 cup liquid (nut or seed mylk, coconut milk or water, organic cow’s milk, or filtered water)
- Quarter cup frozen berries (we recommend organic or spray free if possible)
- 1 tablespoon goji berries or nano reds
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon flaxseeds
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin seeds
- 1 quarter of an avocado
- 1 serving good quality protein powder (we recommend Nu-zest)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoon maca powder
- Blend all ingredients in a blender, add ice if desired.
- Pour into your favourite glass and enjoy!
- Nuzest and nano reds are available at the clinic
- If you have been prescribed fish oil or probiotics by your practitioner, you can also add the recommended dose into your smoothie! For capsulated probiotics, please open the capsule and empty the contents into the smoothie (discard capsule).