This is a delicious smoothie recipe that is full of superfoods and nutrient-dense ingredients to support sex drive, quality of orgasms and decrease vaginal dryness.
With the onset of your menopausal years, you may be working less and have more time for yourself. Paradoxically, your hormones are sabotaging you: reducing your sex drive, energy levels and other mental and physical aspects you need to enjoy yourself.
Though many women will opt to take estrogen therapy or use an estrogen cream, botanicals and foods can also be an effective way to achieve the same results as bio identical hormones.
Feed yourself meals that increase menopause libido such as the smoothie recipe below.
What turns this sexy smoothie recipe on?
Maca Root Powder has been shown in research to increase estradiol in menopausal women. In fact, it prevents vaginal dryness and has energizing + libido boosting effects
Vitamin-E increases blood supply to your vaginal walls and improves menopause libido. In this smoothie recipe, it’s provided by either sunflower butter or almond butter
Bee Pollen is a natural source of testosterone which boosts libido and sexual desire. In addition, it’s high in B-vitamins which increase energy. Bee pollen is also an amazing complete protein source!
Pine Pollen is another source of natural bio identical testosterone and boosts sex drive
Cordyceps Mushroom Powder is a potent Chinese herb that I use for adrenal healing but it’s also amazing for boosting libido, increasing energy and optimizing testosterone levels
Collagen Peptide Protein Powder will make your smoothie a meal with optimal protein for blood sugar balance. Usually collagen production will decrease during menopause, ultimately increasing dry skin and wrinkles. Getting collagen in your diet every day can significantly improve the quality of your skin. This product will provide protein without sacrificing the delicious flavor and texture of the smoothie recipe.
Lucuma Powder has a creamy and delicious taste. I add it to smoothies and elixirs for the flavor and a bit of natural sweetness. Highly recommended but optional!
- 1 cup unsweetened almond OR coconut milk
- 1 banana (use frozen for best flavor)
- 1 Tbsp almond butter OR sunflower butter
- 2 tsp bee pollen
- 1 tsp cordyceps powder
- 1 tsp maca extract powder
- ½ tsp vanilla extract or powder
- 1 Tbsp lucuma powder
- 1 tsp pine pollen
- 1 tsp honey or sweetened to taste
- 2 scoops collagen peptide protein powder
- Blend and enjoy!
Pin it for your breakfast or snack tomorrow!
Photos 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.