I packed all the essential foods for hormonal health in this best green hormone balancing smoothie recipe. Years ago, when I first experienced several ups and downs in my health, I knew I had to integrate healthier options into my meal plan. I wasn’t always so conscious about what I ate and drank before my celiac disease diagnosis, and it resulted in compromising my health in several ways. Of course, I tried to cut down on junk food, but I didn’t see any immediate results from that. That is until I healed my gut health and removed all gluten from my diet. My hormonal levels were out of whack. Thus, I also needed to address this core problem of what I needed to improve my health.
HORMONAL TONICS AND SMOOTHIES
I decided to make a radical change to my meal plan, and I started incorporating hormonal tonics and smoothies into my daily routine. Initially, I wasn’t so sure why such beverages made me feel so energetic and invincible. Later, I conducted brief research on the benefits of drinking hormonal tonics, teas, and smoothies. While keeping the benefits in mind, I started experimenting with different kinds of smoothies to satiate my needs. I started drinking hormone balancing fruit smoothies, yogurt smoothies, and green smoothies, and it made a drastic difference to my health.
However, I noticed that indulging in green smoothies particularly assisted with improving my hormonal health. I started to feel active and energetic throughout the day, and I started responding less to the crazy hormonal imbalances that a woman goes through. This is when I started recommending smoothies and tonics to my social circle. They have expressed nothing but their gratitude for introducing them to such miraculous beverages.
I absolutely adore that many of the tonics, teas, and smoothies are infused with healing properties, which are paramount for our health. It is important to recognize the elements which are responsible for nourishing our health. If I were to choose a smoothie that has helped me with improving hormonal imbalance, I would choose this delicious hormone-balancing green smoothie recipe.
HORMONES AND YOUR LIVER
As a nutritionist, I have learned plenty about traditional and conventional medications, and it has taught me a lot. But one of the most important things that I have learned from my practice is that your liver. This most vital organ is responsible for healthy hormone production, as well as hormonal imbalance. If you are diagnosed with a problematic liver, then it won’t detoxify your body properly. Or, if you are diagnosed with a fatty liver, then it would be responsible for unbalancing your insulin levels. It should also be noted that a deficient liver can trigger your hormone levels incessantly. This can result in infertility, irregular periods, or other serious health problems.
I certainly believe that while conventional medication has helped with the treatment of several ailments, it doesn’t play a contributory role in recognizing the role of the liver as a powerhouse and its influence on our hormones.
Indulging in a green smoothie daily is an easy and excellent way to improve liver function and to balance your hormone levels significantly. I would recommend experimenting with the following green smoothie recipe and tweak it to suit your tastes.
It is highly important to understand the role of this smoothie in revitalizing our hormones. These ingredients are responsible for flushing out toxins from our liver and digestive system. They also assist with the metabolizing of hormone by-products. This combination of flavors is easy to drink, and our bodies benefit greatly from the amount of fiber in this smoothie. I also like to experiment with different kinds of greens for the preparation of my smoothies; however, I always like to integrate spinach or kale into my drinks to make them more nutritional.
LET’S TALK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF GREENS IN OUR DIET
Kale belongs to a cruciferous group of vegetables. It contains a rich nutritional profile, which includes indole-3 carbinol, which helps with metabolizing estrogen in our bodies. Kale also includes calcium-d glucarate, which is also responsible for metabolizing estrogen. So, it also proves effective for the removal of carcinogens from our bodies.
Spinach is enriched with iron and magnesium. Which serves as important micronutrients responsible for producing healthy hormones in our body. The addition of mustard greens to the smoothie is responsible for metabolizing and detoxifying estrogen in our bodies. Swiss chard contains high amounts of antioxidants, including beta-carotene, lutein, and xanthine. These antioxidants work in combination to support the production of glutathione in our liver—which works as an effective detoxifier.
HERBS IN SMOOTHIES
Now that you are familiar with your selection of greens to incorporate into your drinks, you should be selective of the herbs to add to it. The addition of dandelion greens and parsley helps improve the function of our liver. Parsley contains traces of beta-carotene, chlorophyll, and folic acid, and these micronutrients prove effective for hormone production. The addition of dandelion greens to the beverage works as a diuretic, and it assists the liver with the elimination of toxins, which could be responsible for influencing your hormonal imbalance.
I should start out by telling you that both dandelion greens and parsley have an odd taste by themselves. This is why you should consider adding fruits and honey to the smoothie to balance out the taste. I usually prefer to add cherries and strawberries to my smoothie drink. It has been found that organic strawberries contain iodine, which is responsible for nurturing the growth of the thyroid. Cherries are enriched with flavonoids, a type of antioxidant that supports the production of hormones in our body.
I prefer to drink my smoothie with my breakfast. If I am running late, I do not experiment with ingredients. I just make my regular smoothie, and then I am out on my way! If you have extra time, you can play around with the different toppings or substitute certain ingredients.Print
ENJOY THIS HORMONE-BALANCING SMOOTHIE RECIPE!
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