I haven’t shared a What I’ve Been Eating Lately post in a while, so that’s what we’re getting into today. I like to see what other people are eating for new ideas and inspiration (especially when I’m in a food rut), so hope you like it!
First things first, I plan to do an entire post on my PMS & Estrogen Detox Smoothie but for now, I’m sharing a version of it in here because I have to take better pictures of this AH-MAZING smoothie 🙂 Basically, it’s an amazing blend of ingredients to help your liver detox and move excess estrogen out of your body which is especially important to do starting in the ovulation phase and leading into the luteal phase. Doing this will help prevent PMS symptoms from developing in the first place!
Many of us have excess estrogen from toxic beauty/cleaning products and nonorganic foods that are covered in pesticides and waxes, etc. These toxins and chemicals mimic estrogen in the body and disrupt your endocrine system, wreaking havoc on your digestion and elimination. Symptoms of excess estrogen become most apparent in the luteal phase (the 2 weeks leading up to your period) through symptoms of acne, bloating, mood swings, depression, insomnia, cramps, heavy periods, cravings… the list goes on! A little nutritional support will help move things along, along with plenty of B vitamins, a healthy hormone-supporting diet and phase-friendly exercises.
I will explain more in the post but for now, I’ll share the smoothie recipe below. It’s bright, lemon-y, energizing and seriously refreshing.
I HIGHLY recommend you try it out!
PMS & Estrogen Detox Smoothie: (makes one large serving)
2 large handfuls of kale
3 stalks of organic celery
1/2 organic cucumber (peel if it’s not organic)
large handful of fresh cilantro
1 lemon, juiced
1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled (or more to taste; I love LOTS of ginger. you can use powdered but fresh is preferred)
1 organic pear or 1 apple
1 tablespoon ground flax
1 teaspoon spirulina
handful of ice
1.5 cups of filtered water
Blend on high until smooth. Do not remove the pulp, that is where all the fiber is to help your body digest and eliminate toxins. Daily bowel movements are crucial for detoxing excess estrogen, and multiple times per day is even better.
***It’s important to use organic produce, especially for a detoxifying smoothie like this. We are trying to eliminate the pesticides, waxes and chemicals that can lead to high estrogen in the first place.
Okay, onto what else I’ve been eating lately!
Simple Mills gluten free pizza dough (linked here) topped with my Vegan Bolognese and the Miyokos vegan mozzarella! In love with this combination. Also, a side salad with spring mix, cucumber and avocado. Dressing was equal parts apple cider vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil.
Lettuce cups with spicy tempeh (using the spicy almond butter sauce from this recipe), shredded carrots and mango salsa! YUMMM.
Veggie tacos using my walnut taco “meat” with pickled cabbage, avocado and sprouts, in Siete tortillas.
A yummy glow bowl with massaged kale (using my tahini sauce recipe), fried tempeh (in coconut oil and gluten free tamari) and roasted sweet potatoes!
Edamame pasta from Explore Cuisine (linked here) with the Trader Joe’s vegan Kale Pesto, and steamed broccoli and kale. Love love love the edamame pasta. You must try it!
The yummiest glow bowl of all!! Steamed chickpeas and kale with roasted turmeric cauliflower! Topped with tahini and lemon. Oh em geeee I’m in love with turmeric roasted cauliflower. I toss the cauliflower in avocado oil, ground turmeric, cayenne, sea salt and pepper, and bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. It’s perfection and I make it all the time now!
We need something sweet! I’ve been savoring these treats like no other. I call them Reese’s Freezer Fudge and they’re so addicting. You guys went crazy for them on my insta story!!!!
Here’s the recipe for Reese’s Freezer Fudge:
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/3 cup raw peanut butter (or any nut butter)
3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
3 tablespoons monkfruit sugar (or coconut sugar)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of sea salt
Whisk all ingredients together (it helps to slightly melt the peanut butter too, for easier mixing). Pour into a lined muffin tin or mini muffin tin. Swirl in an extra dollop of peanut butter (or any nut butter) and freeze for 2-3 hours. ENJOY!!
Lastly, my Seed Cycling Energy Balls are always my go-to snack nowadays. Read all about how and why seed cycling works in the post. It’s truly an amazing naturopathic method to balance hormones.
That’s it for this What I’ve Been Eating Lately! What recipes/foods have you been loving lately?! Would love to see your comments below 🙂
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