3 Super Menopause Smoothies

3 Super Menopause Smoothies

If, like me, you find it hard to eat breakfast as soon as you rise then smoothies are the way forward!  I find it hard to face food until I’ve been up for a couple of hours, but then I get busy and end up eating whatever is to hand, snacking rather than eating a meal.  A morning smoothie is an absolute must for me now and I feel so much better for it.  An added bonus is, depending on the ingredients you choose, a smoothie can be a great way to balance hormones that are all over the place during the menopause.

These smoothies will also try to control cravings, which can be worse during the menopause, keep you full and control your blood sugar level for several hours, are packed with nutrients and taste great too!

These recipes contain protein powder – I use a range called MyProtein but there are lots on the market.

Tip:  If you want to plump up your skin add a scoop of collagen powder to your smoothie.

Instructions for all recipes:  Place all the ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth, about 2 minutes.  Add more milk if your smoothie is too thick.

1. Go Bananas

Ingredients:

1 small banana

1 tbsp almond butter

1 tbsp cacao powder

1 tbsp chia seeds

Large handful spinach

2 tsp cinnamon

1 scoop of protein powder of your choice (Cinnamon danish is my fave, but chocolate would work nicely)

300ml milk or dairy free alternative

 

2.Very Berry

Ingredients:

1 small banana

25g strawberries (fresh or frozen)

25g cherries (fresh or frozen)

25g blueberries (fresh or frozen)

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp cashew nuts

Large handful spinach

1 scoop of protein powder of your choice (Vanilla works well)

300ml milk or dairy free alternative

 

3. Eat your Greens

Ingredients:

1 small banana

½ avocado (fresh or frozen)

1 tbsp hemp seeds

Large handful spinach, kale or rainbow chard

1 scoop of protein powder of your choice (Plain or Vanilla work well)

300ml milk or dairy free alternative

I hope you love these as much as I do - don't be afraid to play around with the ingredients, for instance, add some spirulina to Eat Your Greens, or substitute Tahini for the cashews in Go Bananas.  Have fun!!

Lots of love, 

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