Based on request, I thought it was time for a new smoothie bowl recipe! With this recipe I’ve stuck to my basic estrogen decreasing components but also added some other goodies in there. First off: SPIRULINA. Spirulina is a concentrated algae powder that is basically like a nutrition bomb. It contains at least some amount of almost all the nutrients you need daily, but specifically has a high amount of B vitamins and Iron in it. For those heavy period bleeders, iron can be a constant battle, and B vitamins are important during the menstrual phase to help create new hormones for the cycle ahead! Spirulina is not good for those who are prone to gout or kidney stones, or who are already on anticoagulants.
Instead of protein powder I have used collagen in this recipe – specifically marine collagen. Marine collagen is derived from fish. Collagen is a peptide that supports healthy hair, nails, gut health, and hormone production. Also, although not a complete protein, collagen is high in protein as well!
Very Green ESTROBOWL
- 1/2c steamed then frozen cauliflower
- 1/2 – 1 whole frozen banana
- 1/2 avocado
- 1-2 handfuls of greens: spinach, kale, chard
- 1 serving of collagen (I used @sproos)
- 2 teaspoons of spirulina
- a dollop of coconut yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon of ground flax seed
- 1 Tablespoon of hemp hearts
- Coconut milk to blend
Top with whatever you’d like! Maybe cycle specific seeds: flax & pumpkin seeds if you’re in the first half of your menstrual cycle, or sesame & sunflower if you’re in the second half! Also coconut, cashews, almonds, fruit… possibility are endless!
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