This delicious smoothie bowl reduces PMS symptoms, supports adrenal health, and improves 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- my favorite protein powders to add to smoothies and elixirs. The amino acids in the collagen peptides are really good for skin, joint and digestive health. I love that they don’t affect the texture or flavor of your drink 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 your body needs.
Macca Extract Powder -is a root from Peru that helps support the entire endocrine system. It’s really helpful for boosting libido, energy and mental clarity.
Cordyceps- are a medicinal mushroom that effectively increases 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-3, soluble fiber, and trace minerals. Adding chia to your smoothies can help keep your blood sugar balanced which is very important for hormone balance!
I hope you’ll love this smoothie bowl!
P.S. To all my ladies out there Eating For Your Cycle, this is great to eat during the luteal phase!
- 1 cup water or nut/seed milk
- 1 banana (slice and save 1/4 to use as garnish)
- 1/2 cup cherries, frozen
- 2 Tbsp shredded coconut, unsweetened
- 2 Tbsp collagen peptides
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- pinch of sea salt
- 1 tsp cordyceps powder
- 1 tsp goji berry powder
- 1/4 tsp maca extract powder
- Banana slices
- Chia seeds
- Shredded coconut
- Dried golden berries
- Edible flowers (lilac, some orchids, nasturtium)
- Add all the smoothie ingredients to the blender and blend on high until all is completely combined.
- Pour into a bowl, it may be helpful to allow your smoothie to set in the freezer for 5-10 minutes before topping with garnishes.
Pin it for your weekend breakfast!
Photos and recipe 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. She shares recipes and kitchen tips at Savor & Fancy.