Carrying excess weight is a leading factor in estrogen dominance. Estrogen is produced in the ovaries but it is also produced in adipose tissue (fat cells). This can perpetuate the cycle – the more estrogen dominant you are, the more fat on the hips and thighs because estrogen stimulates alpha receptors, which then stimulate fat cells to store fat. Smoothies aren’t just a summer fad. This breakfast blend of fruit, milk and seeds is full of protein, calcium and fiber to get your day started right.
1. Blueberry Flax Smoothie
4 cups raw milk
1 large banana
2 tablespoons Whey protein powder or 4 raw eggs
1 tablespoon bee pollen
¼ cup almond butter
1 teaspoon spirulina or other green powder
2 tablespoons flax seeds
1 cup blueberries
1 inch piece fresh ginger
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 fluid ounces aloe vera juice
2 cups water
Place all ingredients into a blender. Mix until smooth.
2. Sexy Lady Smoothie
2 cups (150 grams) fresh spinach
4 sprigs parsley
4-6 ice cubes
12 chunks frozen mango
2 tablespoons ground flax seed
Juice spinach, parsley and apples. Once juiced, add to the jug of your high-powered blender along with ice, mango, strawberries and flax seed. Blend until smooth.
Calories: 312g, Fat: 4.9g, Spdium: 61mg, Fiber: 11.1g, Protein: 6.5g
3. Strawberry Chia Smoothie
Makes: 1 serving
3/4 cup skim milk
4 tsp. chia seeds
1 cup fresh strawberries
1 Tbsp. strawberry fruit spread, or to taste
2 tsp. orange zest
1/2 tsp. chopped fresh ginger
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
In blender, place milk and chia seeds and let sit while measuring remaining ingredients.
Add strawberries, preserves, orange zest, ginger and vanilla to blender. Whirl on high speed until smoothie is blended and creamy, about 1 minute. Pour smoothie into tall glass and serve immediately.
249 calories, 5 g total fat (<1 g saturated fat), 44 g carbohydrate, 9 g protein, 9 g dietary fiber, 90 mg sodium.
4. Berry Chocolate Smoothie
Makes: 2 servings
1 ½ cups frozen blueberries and/or strawberries
small handful of kale (can be fresh or frozen)
1 small carrot
1 Tbsp flaxseed
heaping tablespoon of raw cacao or cocoa powder
about 10 raisins
4 ice cubes
water, about 6 ounces (just enough to make the smoothie spin)
optional – 1 scoop of protein powder (I am currently using Sun Warrior, Warrior Blend)
Place all ingredients into blender and whirl until well combined.
209 calories, 4 grams of protein, 6 grams of fat
All the ingredients of this smoothie are hailed as a superfood one way or another, making it nutritionally powerful and, at the same time, incredibly delicious.