Most of us enjoy something chocolately each day 😊 I either eat a cacao smoothie everyday or dark chocolate! Chocolate is loaded with magnesium, which is calming for our mood and stress levels, so I view it as taking my medicine.
Smoothies are a great way to pack in more nutrients and help us combat our symptoms.
Here's how to make the perfect cacao smoothie for a better mood & less bloating:
1 cup almond milk
1 scoop (about 20g of protein) of Bulletproof chocolate collagen protein powder
1 banana (fresh or frozen)
1/2 chopped beet
1 tbsp. cacao powder
1-2 tbsp. of ground seeds (if you're new to seed cycling for hormone balance read this blog post)
2 handfuls of spinach
1/2 tsp. of shatarvi powder
Cycle phases to consume: Menstrual | Ovulation | Luteal
Seed cycling can help lower inflammation, give you extra fiber and nutrients to stay full and focused, while stabilizing your blood sugar to avoid mood swings.
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Beets are really cleansing to the liver to help hormones and toxins move out of your body effectively (which reduces hormonal bloating) and improves blood circulation for energy and less menstrual cramps.
If you're trying to conceive, eating beets during the "two week wait" can also help bring more blood flow to the uterus for implantation.
Shatarvi powder is also helpful for blood flow to help support ovulation, your luteal phase and menstruation. We need blow flow during our cycle to help alleviate some of the common hormone symptoms we experience with our mood, cramps and bloating. It's made from the asparagus family and is supportive to a woman's reproductive system, while improving her energy and mood throughout the menstrual cycle.
And it you're trying to conceive, shatarvi helps like beets do with implantation (I took a break using it during my first trimester and use a bit daily during the 2nd and 3rd trimester. I'll also use it while nursing to support lactation. Please talk to your doctor before using). I also love this powder because it helps flush fluid retention.
Put all ingredients in a high power blender (I love my BlendTec, especially when mixing things like beets!)
Pour into a glass & enjoy!
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