Hormone Balancing Breakfast Bowl
If you're looking to detox your body from years on the pill or you feel as though your cycle is just not right then this is the recipe for you! One of the best ways to start your morning is with some good fiber and hormone-balancing superfoods. This ensures you are setting your body up for optimal function the rest of the day with the ebbs and flows of your hormones. Below is a list of some of the amazing superfoods included in this recipe!
Maca is a Peruvian plant grown in the Andes mountains. It is a cruciferous vegetable, meaning that it is related to broccoli, cabbage, and kale. It is known to help with fertility with men and women! It helps balance out estrogen levels, increase libido, increase sperm quality and help balance out hormones to reduce PMS.
Shatavari is also known as Asparagus racemosus. It’s a member of the asparagus family. It’s also an adaptogenic herb. Adaptogenic herbs are said to help your body cope with physical and emotional stress. It has anti-inflammatory properties, helps maintain blood sugar levels, and supports the reproductive system. This herb is also amazing for lactating mothers as it increases breast milk supply.
Seed cycling has become more popular in helping with balancing hormones. While there isn't much scientific research to back this theory up, it has been practiced by cultures for YEARS, and there is no harm in trying it out!
Phase 1 of seed cycling is one tablespoon of raw, ground pumpkin seeds and one tablespoon of raw, ground flax seeds from day one of your period until the day before you ovulate.
Phase 2 of seed cycling involves eating one tablespoon of raw, ground sunflower seeds and one tablespoon of raw, ground sesame seeds per day from the day of ovulation until the day before the first day of your period.
Pumpkin and flax in Phase 1 are thought to support the estrogen-dominant follicular phase when the ovaries increase estrogen levels in the body. Likewise, sunflower and sesame seed supplementation in Phase 2 are thought to support increases of progesterone in the luteal phase.
For a lot of my clients, life is too busy to remember which seeds to eat when, so I just included both of them in this recipe for simplicity!
1/3 cup of GF oats (glyphosate-free)
1 tsp maca powder
1 tsp Shatavari powder
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ginger
1 tbs ground flax seeds
1 tbs chia seeds
1 tbs raw pumpkin seeds & sunflower seeds
½ tbs sesame seeds
1 scoop of collagen powder (vanilla or chocolate)
1 cup of unsweetened nut milk
Place all of the ingredients in a small pot and place on low heat until the mixture starts to bubble. Remove from heat until all of the liquid is absorbed. Top with a drizzle of Lakanto Monk Fruit syrup and 1 tbs almond butter