Smoothies are a delicious way to start your morning breakfast, whether on your period or any other time. You can make smoothies with fruits, veggies, berries, superfood powder, along with herbs and seeds.
When you want a quick and nourishing breakfast, get your blender and make some nourishing smoothies. During your period, you need to eat nutrient-rich and anti-inflammatory foods that will help ease period cramps or pain. Here are five nutritious smoothie recipes to make during your periods:
- Mango Smoothie – Anti-inflammatory
This smoothie is made with anti-inflammatory ingredients like pineapple, turmeric, and ginger. In a blender, add 1 fresh or frozen mango, 1 cup pineapple slices, 1 knob of fresh ginger, 1 knob of turmeric, a pinch of black pepper, 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal, 1 1/2 cups of coconut milk, and blend at high speed. Pour into your smoothie glass, garnish with fresh mint leaves, and enjoy.
- Green Smoothie – Detoxifying
You can add whatever leafy greens that are available like spinach or kale. In a blender, add 1 cup coconut milk, 2 cups fresh spinach, 1 frozen banana, 1 avocado, and 1 green apple. Blend at high speed until smooth and pour into a bowl. Top with chia seeds, coconut flakes, and enjoy this smoothie.
- Acai Smoothie Bowl – Anti-oxidant-rich
This smoothie is a powerhouse of nutrients with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant-rich fruits and berries. In a blender, add 1 frozen banana, 1/2 cup blueberries, 3/4 cup coconut milk, 1/2 cup yogurt, 200 grams frozen acai puree, and blend at high speed. Pour the smoothies into a bowl and top with coconut flakes, homemade granola, and fresh strawberries. Enjoy this delicious and creamy Acai smoothie bowl for a nourishing breakfast.
- Apple Carrot Beet Smoothie – Essential Vitamins
You will enjoy starting your morning with this healthy apple carrot beet smoothie brimming with essential nutrients. In a blender, add 1 red beet, 1 apple, 3 carrots, 1/2 cup fresh orange juice, 1 knob of fresh ginger, and 1 cup coconut water. Blend at high speed and pour it into a smoothie glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint and enjoy.
- Strawberry Smoothie – Anti-oxidant-rich & Probiotics
In a blender, add 1 cup of hulled and sliced fresh strawberries, 1 frozen banana, 1/2 cup greek yogurt, 1/4 cup coconut milk, and blitz until smooth. Pour the smoothie into a bowl, garnish with hemp seeds, coconut flakes, a few strawberry slices, and a fresh sprig of mint.
You can add superfood powders like spirulina, maca root, wheatgrass, etc. However, it will alter the taste of the smoothie. Add these nutritious and delicious smoothies to your diet to keep your body nourished during your period and always.