THE PRIESTESS SMOOTHIE
I created this smoothie for many of the women in my private practice to support a healthy menstrual cycle and balance out monthly cycle hormones and energy.
Many women struggle with menstrual stress, pain, fatigue, cramps, mood challenges. Some women are even bed ridden, experiencing high levels of suffering and often challenged to have a somewhat normal day.
While there are many causes for menstrual struggles, this recipe addresses a lot of them.
I chose these ingredients as medicinal foods that are known to help. Some of these tonics are essential remedies to support a health menstrual cycle (AKA Moon cycle), building blood, relaxing the uterus, and uplifting mood and energy.
Red Raspberry Leaf:
Raspberry leaf helps with irregular or heavy bleeding while relaxing the uterus. Fragrine, the main component of raspberry leaf, tones the uterus. When the uterus is toned, it is more relaxed and it helps the blood flow smoothly while also reducing cramps.
Avocados tend to offer a good amount of healthy fats, while boosting progesterone. Stress and anxiety can lead to progesterone deficiency in women of childbearing years, which is often linked to the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome or PMS.
One of the best for aromatherapy oils for mood, hormone balancing, and easing the restful time of the moon cycle.
Bananas are rich in vitamin B6 and potassium, which can stop you from retaining water and feeling bloated. Too little potassium can cause muscle cramping
Red Swiss Chard:
We often feel tired and depleted in the waning phase of our moon cycle. Consider eating more blood building foods to support you in replenishing your energy. Blood building foods include red meat (organic and grass fed), fresh figs, red Swiss chard, beets, and cherries to name a few.
Often during our cycles we feel a little tired, so be sure to keep up with your proteins, which are rich in vitamin B12, iron, and folic acid and essential for rebuilding blood and energy. For meat eaters, choose grass fed, organic and wild options. For vegetarians, make sure you eat balanced unrefined proteins such as beans, whey protein, hemp protein, chia seeds, and quinoa.