Guys let me share my latest, favorite hormone balancing smoothie recipe! I have it for breakfast and it gives me fantastic boost of energy, keeps me full and happy until lunch for sure! This smoothie is full of powerful superfoods and antioxidants. You'll love it!
Maca Powder: That's my secret to amazing energy without drinking any coffee – it's pretty powerful guys! The most important benefit is how Maca supports the body’s endocrine system to naturally balance hormones. It also helps with chronic fatigue and low libido.
Raw Cacao: gives this smoothie a delicious chocolate taste and also adds important antioxidants and minerals that are especially beneficial for women's health. A natural source of magnesium and iron, it is also great for energy!
Flax Seed: contain lignans that have been shown to help you achieve hormonal balance and regulate your cycle. It also contains phytoestrogens, or plant-estrogens that talk to the body’s hormone receptors and regulate their actions. In other words, it evens out the effect of estrogen when you have too much or too little. Flaxseed consumption raises SHBG (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) when needed, and minimizes the detrimental effects of excess estrogen and testosterone to help women with PCOS and painful periods.
Spinach: Flavonoids in spinach act as antioxidants to keep cholesterol from oxidizing and protect your body from free radicals. The folate in spinach is good for a healthy heart and magnesium is excellent for energy and muscle health. Studies also have shown that spinach helps maintain brain function and memory. Spinach is good for every organ and part of your body! If you aren't in the habit of eating your spinach, don't forget to check out my Green Smoothie!
Avocado: is rich in healthy fat that helps our body absorb and use nutrients. They are also full of fiber, magnesium, potassium, vitamin E, B-vitamins, and Folic acid - all the right elements for promoting hormonal balance in the body. Eating foods high in short, medium and long-chain fatty acids is key to keeping your hormones in check
Cinnamon: can greatly reduce insulin resistance in women with PCOS. These wonderful insulin-balancing effects also help you fight hormone imbalances. Did you know there are two types of cinnamon? The variety you find at stores in America is most likely Cassia Cinnamon, a cheaper cousin of Ceylon Cinnamon. Ceylon Cinnamon, also known as True Cinnamon, contains less coumarin which can be harmful to the liver in high doses.
Almond milk: is nutritious and low in calories. Unsweetened almond milk doesn't raise blood sugar which is so important for ladies with PCOS and insulin resistance. Low in calories per serving, Almond Milk is a very common diet option that makes avoiding calories in Milk easy. This is a great step for weight-loss. Make sure you are using milk without any chemicals and additives. Read the labels guys! Want to be absolutely sure you have the best? Making your own homemade nut milk is easier than you think. I love love making cashew and almond milk myself using @elliesbest nutmilk bag. You can get 10% off a bag using the code “olesya” when you place your order.
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