In my health coaching practice I teach women in perimenopause and menopause, how to use food, herbs and lifestyle changes to lose weight, balance hormones and prevent chronic disease. Food and herbs are powerful natural medicines and should always be a first attempt at balancing hormones before using prescription medications.
In this recipe I've included the powerful herb, cinnamon and the small but mighty chia seed.
Cinnamon can help improve sensitivity to the hormone insulin. Insulin is one of the key hormones that regulate metabolism and energy use. It’s also essential for transporting blood sugar from your bloodstream to your cells.
The problem is that many people are resistant to the effects of insulin, also known as insulin resistance which can lead to serious conditions such as type 2 diabetes. The good news is that cinnamon can dramatically reduce insulin resistance which helps this important hormone do its job.
Chia seeds are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are anti-inflammatory, support hormone balance, promote good brain health, boost mood, and reduce the symptoms and progression of many diseases including diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, autoimmune disease, and more.
This recipe also includes a healthy dose of protein (peanut butter) to get your day started right! Plus it's delicious and will keep you satiated for hours.
It is a quick, easy and delicious breakfast that everyone in your family will love.
If you can't do peanut butter, don't worry because I've got you covered. You'll find replacement ideas below the recipe.
2 tablespoon peanut butter
1 cup coconut milk (full fat)
1 cup strawberries (frozen)
1 banana (sliced in half)
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. If you need a thinner consistency you can add a little more coconut milk.
Pour into 2 serving bowls and top with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
You can replace the peanut butter with almond butter or sunflower butter.
You can replace the coconut milk with almond milk.
Toppings: Sliced strawberries or bananas, shredded coconut, or flax seeds.
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