Hello, hello! How are your hormones today? Balanced, I hope. If not - this will do ya good. Actually it will do you good even if you possess the most perfectly balanced hormones in the universe. As one wise reader informed: "your hormones can never be too balanced." Right!? Right. This post is part of a big ole cyber potluck type deal (apparently called a blog share) that a bunch of us awesome healthy food bloggers are participating in and the theme is - you guessed it - "hormone-balancing foods". Who else is in on this? Lemme tell ya. Their names and websites are listed below.
Eleanor - http://www.petite-kitchen.com/
Kaitlin - http://www.bowlhalffull.
Cara - http://www.forkandbeans.com/
Nathalie - http://www.vanilleverte.com/
Ally - http://omnomally.com/
Sophie - http://www.wholeheartedeats.
All the ingredients in this balance your hormones. Duh. BUT THERE'S MORE! This smoothie contains yerba mate which is a kind of tea that relieves stress, maca which enhances your libido, cacao which improves brain function, cashews which strengthen your bones, and a few other things that are uber good for you - trust me. Or don't, google the ingredients and find out for yourself. Hehe.
HORMONE-BALANCING YERBA MATE BANANA SMOOTHIE
2 frozen bananas
1 1/2 cups chilled yerba mate tea (mine is a chai blend)
1 teaspoon lucuma powder
1 tablespoon maca powder
1 teaspoon vanilla powder
Pinch of Himalayan salt
1/4 cup cashews, preferably soaked
Cacao nibs (optional)
Blend everything together until smooth. Taste and adjust accordingly (add more dates, vanilla, etc.) Top off with cacao nibs to make it look pretty and enjoy!