Hormonal Bliss Smoothie

Today’s recipe combines the power of a delicious and health-supportive herb, maca root, with nourishing and satisfying healthy fats of hemp and coconut.

Maca, a Peruvian herb, is known as an endocrine adaptogen. What this means: rather than containing hormones in itself, it instead contains the nutrients necessary to support hormone balance.

Flaxseeds are also supportive for healthy hormones due to a special compound they have called “lignans”. Lignans are similar to the hormone estrogen – so similar in fact, that they compete with estrogen and can have the result of essentially lowering estrogen in the body (great for the many women who are dealing with the weight gain, bloating, mood swings and headaches caused by estrogen dominance).

 

Hormonal Bliss Smoothie

Ingredients:

If you’re using thick coconut milk from a can: ¼ cup coconut milk + ¾ cup water

or

If you’re using drinkable coconut milk from a carton: 1 cup coconut milk

1 banana

2 tablespoons hemp seeds

2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds

1 teaspoon maca powder

 

Method:

Add all ingredients and blend on high until smooth.

 

Tip #1: Use a frozen banana for a frothier, creamier and colder drink.

Tip #2: For a stress-busting boost, add half of the peel of the banana into the smoothie as well. Banana skin, though not commonly eaten in the West, increase levels of serotonin in the body. This neurotransmitter is responsible for balancing mood and emotions and easing depression.

 

Enjoy!

 

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