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 of 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. That is why I created many hormone diet recipes. This is one of my favorite drinks to balance hormones.
How to Make a Smoothie with Key Hormone Balancing Ingredients?
Dandelion Greens: Dandelion is a bitter green that helps the body detoxify excess hormones within the body. Another great benefit that dandelion greens contain is the addition of prebiotic inulin, which helps feed your microbiome. Great for gut health and hormone balance.
Flax Seeds: Flax seeds contain lignans, which will bind to excess estrogen in the intestines. As we digest the lignans, they metabolize into enterolactone. This enterolactone will bind to excess estrogen and help remove it from the body. One of the main reasons I love to add flax seeds to my hormone diet recipes.
Parsley: This herb is a medicinal plant, known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on the body. The myristicin and apiole contained in the plant have the properties to increase the production of estrogen, which makes their use relevant in menopause (1).
Blueberries: Berries are an incredible source of vitamin C, which helps balance your hormone levels, particularly progesterone levels (2).
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 helped improve 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. This is why I continue to create many hormone diet recipes for my clients.
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. They are perfect for any of my hormone diet recipes.
Let’s Talk About the Importance of Greens in Our Diet For Balancing Hormones
Kale belongs to a cruciferous group of vegetables. It contains a rich nutritional profile, which includes indole-3 carbinol, which helps metabolize 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 together to support the production of glutathione in our liver. This works as an effective detoxifier. Greens are one of the best hormone-balancing foods.
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 them. The addition of dandelion greens and parsley helps improve the function of our liver. Parsley contains traces of beta-carotene, chlorophyll, and folic acid. 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 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. 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.
This hormone balancing smoothie recipe is one of my favorite drinks during the day, and one of my top hormone balancing recipes on the Eat Your Nutrition website.
My Favorite Hormone Balancing Smoothie
Estrogen Balancing Green Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup organic kale
- 2 tablespoons fresh organic parsley
- ½ banana
- 1 tablespoon organic dandelion greens
- ½ cup coconut milk beverage or dairy-free milk
- 1 tablespoon flax seeds
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- Blend all the ingredients in a blender until well combined.
- Pour the mixture into a glass, and top with optional blueberries, coconut flakes, and hemp hearts, enjoy.
Enjoy This Hormone-Balancing Smoothie Recipe!
If you make this delicious estrogen balancing hormone smoothie recipe, let me know in the comment section below. It’s actually one of my favorite drinks to balance hormones. If you would also like to see more hormone diet recipes, like this estrogen smoothie, let me know.
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