Did you ever think your blender could help alleviate PMS discomfort? There is some science behind these ingredients, but this GirlU smoothie is not only enjoyable but also incredibly healthy. PMS is a challenge, but at GirlU we like to find natural and plant based solutions! Here are a few of the ingredients and the reason why they are important for lessening PMS symptoms.
- Bananas are sweet and creamy when blended and they have a high potassium content that can help reverse the water retention often associated with PMS.
- Cocoa powder is rich in anti-oxidants, but we put it in the smoothie as a healthy alternative for sweet and chocolaty cravings.
- Maca powder is rich with vitamin C, D and E and is used for making those cramps, body pain and mood swings less painful and annoying. Maca Root is a “superfood” that most people have not discovered yet, but it definitely enhances your energy level so it’s best consumed early in the day.
Here’s a #GirlUTip, for frosty, refreshing results, use frozen bananas. The easiest thing to do is to peel a banana, wrap it in plastic wrap and place it in the freezer so it is ready to go. The last thing you want to do is wrestle the peel off when you are already in a bad mood!
Throw all of your ingredients in the blender and then sit back, drink up and enjoy!
For the full PMS smoothie recipe and nutritional content check out the video below!