Peri-licious Smoothie recipe for perimenopause hormones
Whilst you can't go past a solid cooked protein-loaded brekkie in the morning (preferably within an hour of waking to keep your hormones happy), sometimes a smoothie is just what you need when you're running short of time and don't want to compromise your nutrition or go without.
Our peri-licious smoothie contains all the peri good stuff you need to keep your hormones balanced and your peri symptoms at bay.
It contains magnesium, collagen, anti-inflammatory turmeric, berries, so all your protein, good fats and fibre to soothe mood swings, boost energy, preserve muscles, bones, youthful skin, hair and nails and most importantly, get you great sleep.
Our recipe is just an idea, feel free to mix it up. For a nutritious smoothie great for perimenopause, be sure to include:
- Protein e.g. collagen
- Good fats e.g. avocado/MCT oil/nuts
- Fibre e.g. berries, spinach, green veg
- Anti-inflammatory ingredients e.g. turmeric/berries.
This ensures you're getting the magnesium you need (which is great to ensure a good night sleep, even mood swings and great energy levels throughout the day), adequate protein in the form of collagen (preserves your bones and muscles as well, youthful appearance of skin, hair and nails) and of course, turmeric which has incredible anti-inflammatory properties - essential as we go through perimenopause.
Here's our recipe:
1.5 cups raspberries or blueberries
1/2 frozen banana (optional) - makes it extra creamy
1.5 cups your choice of milk
1 tablespoon of Peri Chai Latte (magnesium/collagen/turmeric)
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon nut butter
2 dates (optional).
- Pop all the ingredients into a blender.
- Blend on high for 30 seconds or until completely smooth.
- Pour, drink and enjoy!
Give it a crack and let us know what you think.