Probiotic Hormonal Balancing Smoothie Bowl
March 20, 2017 | Cooking time: 5 minutes
Note: this recipe requires pre-prepared steamed and frozen cauliflower
2 cups frozen cauliflower (steamed and then frozen)
1 cup Kultured Wellness coconut kefir (or water)
½ cup coconut milk (I used Ayam coconut milk from the can)
2 tsp Loving Earth Maca powder
2 Tbsp Simply Organic cinnamon
pinch Himalayan sea salt
¼ cup desiccated coconut
coconut chips, toasted
Kultured Wellness fermented berries
- Blend all the smoothie ingredients together in a high powered blender until thick and creamy. If need be, add some extra milk or kefir to make it thinner, or add more desiccated coconut to make it thicker.
- Meanwhile, quickly toast your coconut chips in the oven at 190c for 5 minutes, watching carefully so they don’t burn (they go from raw to burnt in a second, I swear!!). Let cool slightly
- Place in a bowl and top with toppings!
I am not one for smoothies simply because I’m a vegetable and salad lover and I enjoy chewing my food and having a delicious meal with olive oil, meat, chunks of avo etc etc and well I just prefer savoury things at meal time. However I have been wanting to give smoothies a go for ageeeees but didn’t know how without a banana! Then Lee From America saved the dayyyyyy with frozen cauliflower! This is a serious game changer! I nearly spit the dummy trying to make this one, but I pushed through and so glad I did because I LOVED IT!!!! Plus it kept me full for so long. Like I wasn’t even hungry for dinner….which is RARE). Probs because I have been upping my fats like cray to try and get my period back.
FYI I always make my recipes without exact measurements, so this is a rough guide of how much of each ingredient I used.
The reason I called it ‘Hormonal balancing’ is thanks to the maca powder. It is incredibly helpful for hormone balance, energy levels and a health boost. It is believed to control estrogen levels in the body. Estrogen levels that are too high or low can make it difficult for a women to ovulate and become pregnant (raised hand over here!!). Therefore balancing the amount of estrogen is vital. Additionally a 2008 study from the journal Menopause showed that maca benefits had positive results on boosting menopausal women’s moods and decreasing levels of anxiety and depression. And that’s just SOME of the amazing benefits.