I don’t know about your weather, but it has been HOT where I live. Turning on the stove or even lighting up the grill has been the last thing I’ve wanted to do. So, as I was thinking about what sounded good for the lunch the other day and only “cold” came to mind—something even cooler than a salad.
Immediately I dug into my smoothie recipe archive and decided that I’d combine my craving with a little research. I wondered if any certain smoothie was good for hormone balance and found a plethora of information about green smoothies and hormones.
According to a number of sources, green smoothies may help improve hormone balance. Hormone balance is dependent upon broad-spectrum nutrition. This means we need to eat foods that have lots of different nutrients. Leafy greens just happen to hit this sweet spot. This biochemical homeostasis involves inextricably entwined nutrient relationships but the alkalizing minerals found in greens play a huge role. The reproductive cancers (which account for more deaths than any other cancer) are fueled by endocrine imbalances.
Bingo! Not only did I discover a new tool to help me keep my hormones in check, but I feel cool and refreshed after I drink a delicious green smoothie. Having a hot flash? Put the cold glass up to your cheek for a few minutes and then drink away. Instant relief all around.
Below is a recipe I adapted based on a number of similar recipes found around the web.
Stay cool and enjoy! Steph
- • 2 cups fresh spinach
- • 4 sprigs parsley
- • 2 apples
- • 4-6 ice cubes
- • 12 chunks frozen mango
- • 6 strawberries
- • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed (if you're low estrogen)
- Combine sliced apples, spinach, parsley, ice, mango, strawberries and flax seed to the jug of your high-powered blender.
- Blend until smooth.