Healthy Estrogen Smoothie for Vaginal Dryness and Painful Sex

When women struggle with low hormone levels, including low estrogen, there can be many root causes.  During the postpartum period and during the time when a woman breastfeeds, lower estrogen levels are normal. During perimenopause, if a woman is depleted or has a poor stress response, her naturally lower estrogen levels can be even worse and more symptomatic than normal.  Stress with hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) dysregulation with high or low cortisol, or blood sugar imbalances can also cause low estrogen.  Plus, nutrient deficiencies – deficiencies in fat, vitamins A and E, and magnesium deficiencies – can all contribute to low estrogen levels.

Do you have questions about adrenal, thyroid, or sex hormones? Do you want to strengthen your ability to use nutrition and lifestyle recommendations to support your clients to balance hormones and relieve their hot flashes, anxiety, vaginal dryness, hair loss, fatigue, belly fat, low libido, or other hormone imbalance symptoms? Click here to learn more.

 

Today, I want to share with you a delicious smoothie recipe, specifically designed for women with low estrogen, vaginal dryness, joint pain, skin dryness, and painful sex.

Please feel free to share this video and recipe with the women in your practice and in your life who struggle with low estrogen.

Recipe:

1 cup spinach or other leafy greens

1/2 avocado

2 Tbsp flaxseeds

1 cup frozen berries

1-2 Tbsp sunflower, almond, or cashew butter

2 cups of unsweetened vanilla almond, coconut, or hemp milk

*To make this a complete breakfast smoothie add 1-2 scoops of this high quality protein powder.

Blend in a high speed blender.  Garnish with pomegranate seeds!

Enjoy!  (Serves 2)

Interestingly, pomegranates have been used for centuries to support fertility and estrogen balance.  Pomegranate is a selective estrogen receptor modulator that can contribute to the prevention of estrogen-dependent breast cancers, and can benefit other estrogen dependent tissues (Sreeja, et al., 2012)  In in vitro and animal model studies, pomegranate is also protective against endometrial, cervical, and ovarian cancer cell lines and supports bone health, reducing osteoporosis risk due to its estrogen receptor modulation properties (Sreekumar, et al., 2014).

Do you have questions about adrenal, thyroid, or sex hormones? Do you want to strengthen your ability to use nutrition and lifestyle recommendations to support your clients to balance hormones and relieve their hot flashes, anxiety, vaginal dryness, hair loss, fatigue, belly fat, low libido, or other hormone imbalance symptoms? Click here to learn more.

 

 

References:

Sreeja S, Santhosh Kumar TR, Lakshmi BS, & Sreeja S. (2012) Pomegranate extract demonstrate a selective estrogen receptor modulator profile in human tumor cell lines and in vivo models of estrogen deprivation. J Nutr Biochem, 23(7), 725-32. doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2011.03.015.
Sreekumar, S., Sithul, H., Muraleedharan, P., Azeez, J. M., & Sreeharshan, S. (2014). Pomegranate Fruit as a Rich Source of Biologically Active Compounds. BioMed Research International, 2014, 686921. http://doi.org/10.1155/2014/686921

2 thoughts on “Healthy Estrogen Smoothie for Vaginal Dryness and Painful Sex

  1. maura o sullivan says:

    can you send me a smoothie recipe for osteoporius.
    Really enjoyed your low oestrogen smoothie
    Regards Maura

  2. Teresa Petzke says:

    Could I get the recipe for the Healthy Estrogen Smoothie. I watched the video, but didn’t see the recipe listed anywhere.
    Thanks,
    Teresa

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