Try this smoothie if you are struggling with PMS and hot flashes.
Drink one serving per day during the 5 days before your period, and any time when you are having hot flashes.
Beets support the liver in estrogen detoxification and carrots support progesterone production.
If you can’t tolerate almonds, replace them with other nuts such as raw walnuts, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, or pecans.
If you are allergic to nuts, try tigernuts (they are not nuts but tubers and are hypoallergenic – I get mine from Thrive Market).
Adding hemp seeds will boost the content of omega 3 fatty acids, which are anti-inflammatory and can help mitigate PMS and hot flashes.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Equipment: high-speed blender (daily, I use Nutribullet)
1 1/2 cups filtered water
1/2 cup coarsely chopped unpeeled carrots
1/2 cup coarsely chopped peeled beets
1⁄4 cup raw almonds
11⁄2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
1 tablespoon hemp seed (optional)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves
Pinch of sea salt
Add all of the ingredients to a blender and puree until silky smooth.
Food as Medicine
As you can tell, each ingredient has a role. In addition to what I said about the lovely beets and carrots…
- The lemon juice will alkalize your body
- Ginger will add digestive fire
- Cinnamon helps rebalance sugar levels.