4 Hormone Balancing Smoothies

Belinda Kirkpatrick BELINDA KIRKPATRICK

These are great choices for hormone health. Blend all of the ingredients thoroughly, until smooth (you might need to shake the blender halfway through).

Winter Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 20 g (¾ oz/ 1 handful) rocket (arugula) or baby spinach
  • 2 tbsp walnuts
  • ¾ small ripe pear, cored and chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 orange, peeled and chopped
  • 50 g (1¾ oz) ice

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Summer Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 150 g (5½ oz) pineapple pieces
  • ½ lemon, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small handful of mint leaves
  • 2 small kale leaves, stems removed, or 1 small handful baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 75 ml (2¼ fl oz) water
  • 50 g (1¾ oz) ice

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Chocolate Treat Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 30 g (1 oz) cashews
  • 1½ tsp raw cacao powder
  • 2 pitted dates (ideally soaked in boiled water in advance) or ½ frozen banana
  • 150 ml (5 fl oz) almond milk
  • 150 g (5½ oz) ice

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Berry Ripe

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon raw cacao powder
  • 1 banana
  • 60 g (2¼ oz) frozen raspberries
  • 100 ml (3½ fl oz) coconut milk
  • 50 g (1¾ oz) ice

Healthy Hormones by Belinda Kirkpatrick and Ainsley Johnstone (Murdoch Books RRP $35.00)
Photography by Ainsley Johnstone.