November 2nd, 2014 | Posted By: Magdalena Wszelaki | Posted in Adrenals, Breakfast, Estrogen Dominance, Menopause, Recipes, Smoothies, Thyroid

Silky Choco-Hazelnut Smoothie

Silky Choco Hazelnut Smoothie2

Silky Choco-Hazelnut Smoothie
 
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Equipment: blender
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • 1.5 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • ½ cup hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 scoop collagen (get it on Hormone Balance Nutritionals)
  • 1 tsp bee pollen – optional
How To Make
  1. Blend all ingredients on high and for long enough to get a silky texture. If using bee pollen, do not blend it but sprinkle it on top of the smoothie (otherwise it will become bitter).
Notes
Modifications:

AIP: Replace hazelnuts and hemp seeds with ½ avocado. Replace cacao powder with carob powder. If eating as a breakfast, add a side of breakfast sausage or leftover meat for extra protein.

Low-FODMAP: Replace date with ¼ banana, 2 tsp maple syrup or stevia.

Low-Histamine: Replace cacao powder with carob powder. Replace date with ½ cup blueberries and/or blackberries, stevia or 2 tsp maple syrup.
 

 

4 Comments to Silky Choco-Hazelnut Smoothie

  1. I am estrogen dominant, and suffer from difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. Would maca be something that might help?

    • I also follow weight watchers but need to know nutrition facts. What are the nutrition facts for this recipe?

  2. Hi Mel – Since Maca is known to be more of an energy booster, I’m not sure about it helping with sleep. If you do try it, it would probably be smart to take it first thing in the morning:-)

    Lisa
    Customer Support

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