I cannot believe July is already on us. If you are a mom like me suddenly the holiday season is descending on us pretty fast and I am doing my best to get through the “To lists “. With July on us, it means our big day (our wedding is in August) is getting closer. I am paying extra attention this month to maintaining happy calmer hormones (A wedding is slightly stressful but magical) and a happier waistline to feel comfortable in the dress I am so excited to be wearing.
But also having this goal means I am more mindful of my eating habits and my stress levels. I know when my hormones are happy, my skin is brighter, I have less bloating, better moods, and a clear more reasonable mind.
It is the way all my clients want to feel, including you, I am sure! So, I guess you are wondering exactly which foods for happier hormones & waistlines should I be consuming Michelle!
WHICH FOODS TO CONSUME FOR HAPPIER HORMONES AND WAISTLINES?
As a busy mom, it is about convenience and taste. I want the best bang for my buck. If I am going to eat something I want it to taste good. That makes sense right! If you like it then you are more likely to stick with it, getting you the results. Now not all my clients are the same so we can swap out ingredients and I work with them on this. That is the best thing- there are no rules. No healing journey is linear so be patient, and play around with ingredients that heal and support your hormones, body and mind.
The ingredients I have included in these recipes are foods I encourage my clients to start introducing daily and weekly. From working in my Nourish Move and Thrive they understand why we eat these foods and their healing properties.
I hope you enjoy.
Spicy Turmeric Breakfast Smoothie
What a vibrant glass of healing this is! Packed full of sugar balancing fiber, liver loving cruciferous veggies, and gut loving fiber and good fats.
1 banana, peeled, chopped and frozen
1 apple cored and roughly chopped.
Handful of leafy greens(kale, cavolo Nero, watercress)
4 medjool dates, pitted
2 tablespoons cashew butter
350ml cashew milk (oil free if possible such as the brand plenish)
3 teaspoons ground hemp seeds
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
½ teaspoon mixed spice
Put the frozen banana in a food processor or blender and blitz until ground down. Add the rest of the ingredients and blitz for 1-2 minutes or until smooth.
Pour into two large glasses and serve immediately with ice if you like.
Happy hormones Breakfast Patties
Makes: 10-14 patties (depending on size)
450 g of grass fed/organic lamb mince
2 tablespoons ground fennel seeds
1 onion finely chopped
4 garlic cloves finely sliced
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons coconut aminos
Dash of quality sea salt & pepper
1 tablespoon ghee (much kinder then inflammatory oils such as sunflower)
- Mix all the ingredients together until well combined and shape into patties. I normally make them burger sized.
- Fry in some ghee for about 3-4 minutes each side depending on thickness.
I normally serve these with a big green rainbow salad of watercress, parsley, pomegranates, roasted pumpkin & cauliflower, and toasted seeds such as sesame or pumpkin depending on where in my cycle I am. Not sure what seeds to add in where? Check out my Seed cycling blog here.
I normally cook a batch on a weekend and freeze so I can use through the week on those busy mornings. Life is not perfect as we know, but food plays a huge role in how we feel, look and behave. My passion is supporting women and mums such as yourself to work smarter not harder so you can just be the best version of you.
I hope you enjoy my lovelies and be sure to share the love with any women needing some kitchen healing medicine in their life.
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