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Smoothie bowls for period health

Smoothies can be one of the best super power period foods!

That’s because smoothie bowls are FULL of fibre from all the fruit and veg you can pack into them! Fibre helps your body to detoxify unneeded hormones and to support hormone balance.
AND, it’s so easy to throw whatever your body needs into a blender!
🥑 Need more healthy fats? Throw in some avo, flax seed or chia seeds
🍊 Need more vitamin C? Throw in oranges, strawberries or spinach
🍃 Need protein? Add kale, protein powder, nut butter, spinach
🍫 Have cravings for chocolate? Throw in some cacao powder and dates
🥒 Need more veggies? Smoothies are a great way to disguise them (I love frozen cauliflower in smoothies!)
You can make smoothies to be whatever your body needs them to be! 

HAVE YOU EVER HAD A SMOOTHIE BOWL?
If you have, you would know that it’s like eating sweet and crunchy bowl of heaven.
If you haven’t, think about eating the best bowl of cereal of your life, except the milk is sweet, tastes like your favorite fruit and is super nutrient dense. Also, the cereal is crunchy and delicious and has none of the processed garbage found in a lot of “healthy” supermarket cereals.
AND they can be a great way to get in lots of period pain & PMS fighting foods!

Here are just a few reasons I love smoothie bowls:

  1. They taste so good!
    Sometimes when you think of eating healthy you think of unflavoured broccoli and weird brown mushy oatmeal.
    Smoothie bowls are the kind of foods that make you think “This can’t be healthy… it tastes so good!”
  2. They are NUTRIENT dense!
    You can pack so much god stuff into them. Get your daily dose of greens in before 9am by blending your favorite fruit with some spinach. Blend in your favorite supplement or health food powder. You can also top the bowl with chia seeds, ground flax seeds, nuts, whole grains, berries, etc. to get a huge dose of healthy fats, protein, antioxidants, period superfoods  … AND THIS IS ALL AT BREAKFAST TIME! You are fuelling your body, investing in your period health and eating delicious food!
  3. They’re easy – “blend, dump, sprinkle”
    By “blend, dump, sprinkle” I don’t mean that you should go number 2 in the middle of making your breakfast. I mean that making a smoothie bowl is so easy. Blend you favorite fruits and veggies, dump it in a bowl, and sprinkle it with exciting toppings! Blending with a Nutribullet also makes for really fast clean up. All you have to do is rinse the Nutribullet cup with water and leave it on the sink to dry.
  4. They can be whatever flavour you like!
    Smoothies can be whatever you want them to be. Add only your favorite fruits and veggies. Don’t add what you don’t like. Simple. Top with bananas and buckwheat or don’t top with bananas and buckwheat. It’s up to you. You’re the boss.

So with that said, here are some of my favorite, easy smoothie bowl recipes!

ALMOND BUTTER JELLY TIME!

This smoothie is inspired by my husband. He loves berries and nut butter in his smoothies.

Blend in a Nutribullet or blender:

  • 1/3 cup Pure Harvest Unsweetened Almond Milk (or more if needed)
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1 large chopped pear
  • 1 tsp ground flax seed
  • Protein powder of your choice

Top with:

  • 1 tbsp of almond butter
  • Puffed quinoa
  • Cacao nibs
  • Coconut flakes

TIP – Don’t add too much liquid all at once to your blender! You dont want the smoothie to be like soup. You want it to still be thick so you are able to eat it with a spoon. In order to be able to blend with less liquid, put your non-frozen ingredient in so they are closest to the blade of the blender. This way they will blend first and create their own liquid to help the rest blend.

 

GET YOUR GREENS!

The most satisfying thing is getting a good percentage of your daily intake of greens before you’ve even left the house in the morning! That is why I have a green smoothie bowl almost every day. Here’s my favorite recipe:

Blend in a Nutribullet or blender:

  • 1/4 cup Pure Harvest Unsweetened Coco Quench Coconut Milk (or more if needed)
  • 60g of fresh baby spinach or kale (if using kale, blend it with the liquid until smooth FIRST before adding the other ingredients so you don’t get weird kale lumps in your smoothie)
  • 1 small-medium cucumber
  • 1 frozen banana (fresh banans is good too but won’t make it as thick)
  • 1/2 fresh or frozen mango OR 1 pear if it’s not mango season
  • The juice of 1 lime
  • Optional:
    – Protein powder of your choice – I liked the Amazonia Raw Fermented Paleo Protein in this.
    – 1 tsp of maca powder (maca adds a great malty taste to smoothies and can benefit your hormone balance)
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Top with:

  • Activated buckinis – These are what makes this bowl super crunchy like cereal, but you can also opt for regular buckwheat. The texture is just a little different. I buy the Loving earth activated buckinis
  • Coconut flakes
  • Your favorite berries for lots of antioxidants!
  • Frozen berries
  • Chia seeds

CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S CAULIFLOWER!

This is a delicious berry coconut smoothie that has the consistency of an icy thick shake… thanks to FROZEN CAULIFLOWER!

Blend in a Nutribullet or blender:

  • 1/2 cup Pure Harvest Unsweetened Almond Milk (or more if needed)
  • 1/2 cup frozen clauiflower (I cut mine up into small pieces with a knife and freeze the night before. make sure to cut small enough that they will still blend once frozen)
  • 10 pitted cherries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries or frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 fresh banana
  • Protein powder of your choice
  • 1-2 tbsp Coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp ground flax seeds

Top with:

  • Cacao nibs for chocolate-yness
  • More cherries or slices of your favorite fruit
  • Coconut flakes
  • Flaked almonds for crunch
  • Chia seeds

Ingredients used in these recipes:

I used my Nutribullet to make all my smoothies. It makes it very easy!

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