PMS? Irregular or painful periods? Premenstrual headaches? Fatigue? Or do you just fancy something new and healthy for breakfast?

How about starting the day with a nutritious green protein smoothie that may help support hormonal balance and tastes great into the bargain! Carbohydrate-heavy breakfasts such as the traditional piece of toast or bowl of cereal can affect our blood sugar which can have a knock-on effect on hormone regulation. It is important to introduce more protein into our breakfast and increase portions of fruit and vegetables (in particular) to help alkalise the pH of our blood. One way to do that is by having a green protein smoothie such as this one.

Throw the following ingredients into your blender, whizz up and drink immediately!

  • Two handfuls of organic spinach

(to support optimum liver detoxification of used oestrogen)

  • Two tablespoons of ground flaxseed or whole flaxseed if you have a more powerful blender such as a Vitamix

(flaxseed contains lignans which have been shown to mediate oestrogen levels)

  • A few sprigs of mint

(to aid digestion and because it tastes nice!)

  • A few sprigs of parsley

(high in antioxidants and a good overall liver supportive herb)

  • Ten frozen mango cubes

(rich in antioxidants and helps to alkalise blood pH)

  • An organic apple

(good source of flavonoids and the fat-soluble fibre, pectin)

  • A serving of pea protein (approx. one tablespoon)

(protein is important to support balanced blood glucose levels and amino acids provide the building blocks of hormones)

 

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