Our recipes can be enjoyed by anyone but most especially women in pre-, peri- and post-menopause.
That’s why they contain PPFF or Protein, Phytoestrogens, (healthy) Fat and Fibre.
They’re also anti-inflammatory and based on the Mediterranean Diet.
As a result of PPFF, your body works more efficiently.
PPFF helps to keep your blood sugar balanced and your hunger hormone satisfied. It also ensures your body is packed with nutrients and is helpful for weight management.
Furthermore, phytoestrogens can weakly mimic your body’s natural estrogen supplementing depleted estrogen receptors.
There’s also compelling evidence that a plant-based diet can minimise menopausal symptoms.
Indeed, the European Menopause and Andropause Society released a position statement supporting the evidence of the Mediterranean Diet and menopausal health.
By all means, download a copy of our FREE Phytoestrogen Food List here. 😊
Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric & Pineapple Smoothie
This smoothie contains protein and good fats from almond milk and chia seeds. As well as that it packs a heavy nutrient punch from leafy spinach. In addition, turmeric and black pepper help with inflammation. (Although much more scientific data is needed to confirm this.)
Note: Black pepper helps curcumin (the anti-inflammatory ingredient in turmeric) to activate.
Finally, while pineapple is high in fructose sugar it also contains bromelain enzymes, which have been shown to reduce inflammation and improve digestion. (And relieve constipation!)
- 1 ¼ cups (300ml) almond milk, unsweetened
- 2 cups (60g) spinach, packed
- ¼ tsp ground turmeric
- 1 pinch of black pepper
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 ½ cups (250g) pineapple, chopped
- Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Divide the smoothie between two glasses and serve immediately.
- Meal Prep
Approximate nutritional value per serve:
- Kcal 121
- Fats(g) 4
- Carbs (g) 21
- Protein (g) 3
- Fibre (g) 5
As we noted above, inflammation can be a contributor to many of the symptoms experienced during menopause such as aches and pains. Luckily, the EstroG-100™ we use in 40+ and 55+ has been clinically shown to help ease joint pain. Learn more.