A great smoothie to help support your digestion, hormone health, immune system and weight management. Blueberries, flax and hemp seed, give you a powerhouse of nutrients per glass: Omega 3. fibre insoluble and soluble, lignans which have plant estrogen, amino acids for healthy hormones, heart, skin and joints. You can make your own flaxseed milk kefir for your daily probiotic dose or buy plain, unsweetened, sugar-free kefir or yoghurt.
Eating foods rich in certain vitamins minerals & phytonutrients can help balance our bodies hormones and endocrine system which affect our adrenal, thyroid, reproductive health.
Hormonal imbalances may cause a wide variety of different symptoms from fatigue, mood swings, brain fog, anxiety, insomnia, weight gain, weight loss, food cravings, skin + hair + nail health, muscle weakness or pain, inflammation, dryness, infertility,
Foods that can help with balancing hormones;
Leafy Greens & Root Vegetables - high in antioxidants
Nuts - walnuts, brazil nuts,
Seeds - flax, hemp, chia, pumpkin, sunflower,
Wild-caught Omega 3 rich fish like Salmon
Coconut Oil - Medium Triglyercide
Seaweeds & Nettles, Parsley, Dandelions
Medicinal Herbs like Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Maca, Triphala, Licorice, Adaptogens
Omega 3's, Iodine, Selenium, Vitamin B's & D, Digestive enzymes, bitters,
Probiotic and prebiotic foods
Organic & low toxic foods, body & household products
Recipes with plant protein-rich ingredients. Examples of plant-based high protein foods include; quinoa, teff, millet, wild rice, oats, buckwheat, amaranth, sorghum, wheat, nuts, seeds, hemp seeds, peas, beans, lentils, legumes, soy, tofu & tempeh, broccoli, brussels, spinach, kale, mushrooms, nutritional yeast.
Digestion is an important part of our nutrient absorption & natural detoxification. Recipes have ingredients that support the digestive system.
Recipes have ingredients that support our immune system and help our bodies to fight bacterial and viral infections. Foods high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals support our immune functions. Food and herbs with anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties help our bodies fight infection and support our immune response.
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Blueberry Hemp + Flaxseed Smoothie
ADD all ingredients into a blender and blend until liquid-smooth.
IF to thick for your liking ADD ¼ – ½ – 1 cup water or milk or kefir and re-blend to your desired consistency.
TASTE adjust sweetness try not to add any sugars, add some fruit first like Orange then honey if you need to.
SERVE in a glass, to-go cup or mason jar and take it with you for work, play, post-workout.
STORE in a glass jar in the fridge, shake well before drinking.
CLEAN your blender by adding 2 cups hot water and just a drop of dish soap, blend then rinse – so easy!
*Kefir Substitute; if you don’t have kefir add yoghurt, water or milk
a banana or a whole orange if you want more sweetness and nutrients in your smoothie
Protein powder plant-based 1-2scoops or other herbal medicinals or superfoods if you like.
STORE hemp hearts and flaxseeds in the freeze or fridge, the omega 3 and other healthy fats + oils in the seeds are not long term shelf-stable and can go rancid very quickly.
** LOW FODMAP diet use 1 tbsp flaxseeds not 2.
DETAILS How to make PLANT MILK & then ferment to make KEFIR