Summer fruits blended with super seeds make a simple, light and healthy dessert or breakfast. Seeds are rich in fatty acids, phytoestrogens – lignans, minerals, vitamins and protein that the body uses for producing hormones.
Eating a diet rich in seeds is a great food as medicine approach to balancing your hormones, inflammation and gut health.
A prebiotic is an insoluble food fibre for beneficial gut bacteria. Eating a diet rich in prebiotic foods helps us maintain a healthy-gut-flora and microbiome. Inulin is a type of insoluble plant carbohydrate that is a prebiotic food source.
Prebiotic Foods include;
Chicory Root, Dandelion greens, Jerusalem artichoke, Garlic, Onions, Leeks, Asparagus, Banana, Blueberries, Seaweed, Apples, Jicama, Yacon Root, Burdock root, Shitake Mushrooms, Barley, Oats, Wheat bran, Legumes, Beans, Peas, Raw Cacao, Flaxseeds, Chia Seeds, Honey,
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 are nut-free. Nuts allergies are common and can cause serious inflammation for people with a nut allergy. Nuts include tree nuts and peanuts.
Dairy-free Recipes have no animal milk or milk products no cheese, no yoghurt. Dairy is a common food allergen, dairy can cause inflammation.
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Hormone Balancing Peach & Berry Parfait
BLEND all parfait ingredients in a blender until smooth.
TASTE and add sweetness if you need it.
SERVE garnished with cacao nibs.
SUPER SEED MIX – MAKES 2 cups
BLEND OR GRIND whole Flax | Linseeds + 1/4 cup chia seeds to a coarse flour consistency
ADD Sunflower and pumpkin seeds and blend again to a coarse flour consistency (or blend separately).
STIR in hemp seed hearts and 1/4 cup chia seeds.
STORE in a glass jar in the fridge or freezer to preserve the healthy fats & oils.
SWAP & ADD any berries you like or other stone fruits, banana, mango, pear
SWEETNESS if you need to add some honey, maple syrup or 1 -2 pitted dates.
BOTANICAL BOOST ADD = plant-based protein powder, açai berry powder, marshmallow root powder, lucuma, maca (gelatinised is easier to digest).