Hormone Balancing Peach & Berry Parfait

w/ Super Seeds & Cacao Nibs

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.

  • Prep 5 mins
  • Cook Time 0
  • Difficulty Low
  • Serving2 Parfaits + 2 cups Super Seed Mix.
  • Prebiotic Insoluble Fibre

    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, 

  • Hormone Balancing

    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, 
    Whole Grains
    Legumes
    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
    Anti-inflammatory Foods
    Clean water
    Organic & low toxic foods, body & household products


  • Nut Free

    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

    Dairy-free Recipes have no animal milk or milk products no cheese, no yoghurt. Dairy is a common food allergen, dairy can cause inflammation.

  • 100% Sugar + Sweetener-Free

Ingredients

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Parfait

  • 1 cup blueberries - fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup raspberries - fresh or frozen
  • 1 large - 2 small peaches - chopped
  • ⅓ cup super seed mix*
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs - to garnish

Super Seed Mix

  • ½ cup raw whole flax | linseed
  • ¼ cup + ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ½ cup raw sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup hemp seed hearts

Method

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.

Tips + Suggestions

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).