This is one example of PFF (protein, fat, and fiber) kind of a breakfast or an afternoon snack which will help you stabilize your sugar levels, give you energy and focus. With a good breakfast, we don’t crave snacks and sugar. This is one single big change you can make to your day to start feeling like a star.
You get a good amount of proteins from the tahini (sesame paste), pecans and coconut butter. Then, there is the fiber: both soluble in the pumpkin and insoluble from the flax seed. Then, we have the good fats from tahini and coconut butter.
A smoothie can be a medicinal bowl of goodness for your hormones. Flaxseed to help you manage your estrogen, camu camu (food highest in vitamin C) to support the adrenal and the immune system. Dandelion to support your liver function which takes care of eliminating metabolized hormones to make space for the new ones.
And, it tastes good. Plus, we use local seasonal food which is important in boosting your immune system.
Get more delicious healing recipes and learn how to rebalance your hormones with food in Cooking for Hormone Balance.
- 1 tbsp tahini
- ½ cup pumpkin, steamed and scooped out
- handful of dandelion
- ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ inch ginger root, grated
- 1 tbsp coconut butter (my favored brand is Artisana)
- 1 date, pitted
- 1 tbsp flax seed seeds
- ¼ cup pecans
- ¼ tsp camu camu powder (get it on Amazon)
- 1 scoop collagen (get it on Hormone Balance Nutritionals)
- pinch of sea salt
- Put all the ingredients into a blender, top it up with room-temperature or warm water and give it a spin to a desired consistency. The smoothie is ready.
Find more hormone-balancing recipes in Overcoming Estrogen Dominance
In Overcoming Estrogen Dominance, my goal is to empower and give you the tools to take control of your hormones and health.
More than 70% of women experience estrogen dominance. The symptoms range from lumpy and fibrocystic breasts to thyroid nodules, hot flashes, fibroids, uterine polyps, painful, heavy or irregular periods to infertility and miscarriages, from mood swings to insomnia, weight gain to fatigue.
In Overcoming Estrogen Dominance, I give women a roadmap to reverse estrogen dominance using food, herbs, supplements and natural protocols to rebalance hormones. You’ll also find easy, hormone-balancing recipes that are free of gluten, dairy, soy, corn, eggs, and nightshades. These recipes are highly anti-inflammatory, low in sugar, and made with powerful medicinal ingredients to help heal your body naturally.
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I signed up for the Free Hormone Balance Workshop but see that it will be at 2:00 a.m. in my time zone in France. Sorry, I tried to do the math but was not thinking right! Hmmm! Please cancel my spot as I’ll be sleeping then.
All the best!
It is ok because even if you miss it, you will be sent the replay as soon as it ends. ~Deanna HB Team
What part of the dandelion do you mean? thanks
I have the same question about dandelion…Was it answered?
Hi Mary Kay and Amy,
The leaves are what is used in this recipe 🙂 ~Deanna HB Team
Is this a lukewarm, room temp smoothie?
Yes, but if you want to chill it in the refrigerator that is fine too~Deanna HB Team
Can you please explain what part of the dandelion you are referring to? Thanks.
The leaves are used here~Deanna HB Team
Hello, can I use organic pumpkin purée as opposed to fresh pumpkin for this smoothie and a nut milk instead of water?
I think it could be the leaves….they can be used in salads and smoothies.
Yes, thank you for your support here! ~Deanna HB Team
What’s a good substitute for the coconut butter? Coconut oil, ghee? I just don’t want to buy one more thing.
Hi Shannon, coconut butter isn’t always easy to find at the health food store, so you can leave it out. We have not tested the recipe with a replacement, but please feel free to experiment and let us know how it turns out. ~ Jeanne HB Team
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Hi, what do you recommend using in smoothies in place of nuts to provide fat and protein if one does not eat nuts and seeds? Thanks
Hi Natalie, using coconut or MCT oil in smoothies could be an option. For the best quality protein, consuming animal based protein with a smoothie alongside would be a great option. I hope that helps! ~ HB Support.