Eat for Your Cycle: 4 Quick & Easy Breakfast Upgrades for Spring
You don't have to change much when it comes to eating for your cycle this spring! By making a few strategic and simple choices this season, you'll have 1) a plan that's easy to implement and stick to and 2) a happier cycle.
Here's how to upgrade your breakfast as you eat for your cycle this spring:
1. Follicular Phase
Go to the grocery store and find Suja green juice or any other local favorite in your produce section. I recommend getting the big bottle.
Each morning, pour an 8 oz. glass to go with your breakfast!
Boom. Super easy. You're cleansing while hydrating your cells.
2. Ovulation Phase
Strawberries are in season and a delicious way to support your ovulation phase. Loaded with vitamin C, they'll help nourish your skin and lower your stress hormones so you ovulate correctly.
Ovulation is crucial for how the rest of your cycle phases will work, so focusing some time and energy here is much needed.
Add strawberries to your smoothie or as a side dish to your eggs. If you're feeling extra indulgent, make some chocolate dipped strawberries for brunch on the weekend!
3. Luteal Phase
Calm the week before your period by adding 1 tbsp. of cacao powder to your protein pancakes from my Recipe Guide or your beet smoothie. Loaded with magnesium, your mood will feel much more relaxed this week.
Cacao has been researched to boost your mood under emotional distress so you'll naturally feel happier while giving into your chocolate cravings in a healthy way.
4. Menstrual Phase
Got leftover quinoa or buckwheat groats from dinner last night? Make a warm and delicious gluten free oatmeal! Add in cinnamon, blueberries, walnuts and a touch of almond milk and you're good to go!