If your hormones aren’t happy, you aren’t happy. I don’t know about you, but if I’m not happy…. NOBODY is happy. That’s why it is so important to support your hormones, they impact every part of our day and how we approach the world. Your smoothie ingredients can support happy hormones if you are choosing ingredients like the ones found in our Happy Hormone Chunky Monkey Smoothie recipe. And you are going to like these.
This yummy smoothie has cacao in it, which is great for women’s hormones. You want to make sure you are getting the good chocolate, which is organic cacao that hasn’t been heated and processed. It boosts neurotransmitters and balances hormones. Chocolate is the biggest serotonin-based food on the planet, plus it helps your gut make more of it. That’s why you crave chocolate right before your period- your body knows what it needs! Just make sure you are getting the good stuff.
It also has maca root, which has been described as mildly nutty with an earthy, malty or butterscotch flavor. Along with being mildly nutty, it can help you from feeling nutty. Maca root is an adaptogen. Adaptogens are herbs that help the body respond to stresses and support proper physiological function. Maca root helps women adapt to monthly changes in hormones so symptoms are not as severe.
We add some spirulina to this smoothie for added nutrients. Spirulina is loaded with protein, potassium, calcium, magnesium, niacin, B vitamins and iron. Did you know that 1 tablespoon of spirulina has more iron than a steak? Vegetarians rejoice! Having enough iron will help you fight off low iron levels and fatigue.
Throw in some avocado for healthy fats and antioxidants along with some chocolate bone broth to build collagen. Collagen helps build us up inside and out even helping with ….wrinkles! Which is good because this smoothie will have you smiling.
Blend them all together and enjoy! All these ingredients combine to support happy hormones and a happy body, plus it is so tasty you will forget its good for you!
*Remember to avoid your food allergies when making this recipe! If you do not know what your food allergies are get them tested soon!
Total Prep Time: 5-10 minutes Makes: 1 serving
2 tablespoons raw cacao
2 tablespoons peanut butter or almond butter
½ frozen banana
1 teaspoon spirulina
1 tablespoon maca root
2 tablespoons chocolate bone broth
6 ounces almond milk
Blend all ingredients
Garnish with shaved cacao and chia seeds (optional)