Ty this delicious smoothie bowl for breakfast to reduce PMS symptoms, support adrenal health, and improve sleep quality.
Here’s why this smoothie so great for you and your hormone balance:
Banana- is high in B6 which helps support natural progesterone production. Low progesterone is one of the causes of PMS.
Edible Flowers-many edible flowers have properties that help synergize and balance a women’s reproductive system. They are the sexual organs of the plants after all! 😉 Add edible flowers to your salads, smoothie bowls and desserts.
Cherries- contain a bio-available form of melatonin which can help promote a deep restful sleep.
Collagen Peptides-collagen peptides are my favorite protein powders to add to smoothies and elixirs. The amino acids in the collagen peptides are really good at supporting skin, joint and digestive health. I love that they don’t affect the texture or flavor when you add them to drinks like other whey and plant based protein powders do. You can purchase collagen peptide protein powder from vital proteins here.
Coconut-lowers cholesterol by promoting its conversion to pregnenolone, a molecule that is a precursor to many of the hormones our bodies need.
Maca-is a root from Peru that helps support the entire endocrine system. It’s really helpful for boosting libido, energy and mental clarity.
Cordyceps- is a medicinal mushroom that really effective at increasing your energy if you take it everyday. It’s great to add into your smoothies and elixirs if you have adrenal fatigue or thyroid issues.
Chia Seeds-are high in omega three, soluble fibre, and trace minerals. Adding chia to your smoothies can help keep your blood sugar balanced which is very important for balancing hormones.
I hope you’ll love this smoothie bowl!
- 1 cup Purified Water (or your favorite nut/seed milk)
- 1 Banana (slice and save ¼ of your banana to use as a garnish)
- ½ cup Frozen Cherries
- 2 scoops Collagen Peptide Protein Powder or Other Protein Of Choice
- 1 Tbs. Chia Seeds (White or Black is fine)
- 2 Tbs. Dried & Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
- ½ tsp. Maca Powder
- 1 tsp. Cordyceps Powder
- 1 tsp. Goji Berry Powder
- Pinch of Sea Salt
TO GARNISH, CHOOSE FROM:
- Banana Slices
- Sprinkle of Chia Seeds
- Sprinkle of Toasted Dried & Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
- Dried Golden Berries
- Edible Flowers
Slice banana and add to a high-speed blender, reserving ¼ of the slices to use as a garnish.
Add the remaining smoothie ingredients to the blender and blend on high until all is completely combined.
Pour into a bowl and top with garnishes. It may be helpful to allow your smoothie to set in the freezer for 5-10 minutes before topping with garnishes.
P.S. To all my ladies out there eating for your cycle, this is great to eat during the luteal phase of your cycle!
Recipe and photos brought to you by Sarah Steffens of Savor & Fancy
Sarah Steffens is a Personal Chef based in Los Angeles. She specializes in Paleo, Autoimmune and Whole30 cooking and believes food is the starting ground for practicing kindness to one’s body, mind and spirit. In addition to cooking for private clients, she also creates recipes and photography for Whole30. She shares recipes and kitchen tips at Savor & Fancy.
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