BY · MEDICALLY REVIEWED BY: DR. KIMBERLY LANGDON, M.D.,
Warm lemon water can actually help boost your energy while keeping your skin clear, thanks to vitamin C. Lemons can also help regulate hormones like glucose and leptin [source]. Try this recipe for Warm Lemon Water!
Here’s a great recipe for Raspberry Leaf Moontime elixir! The raspberry leaf has historically been used to strengthen uterine muscles [source], and better yet, some claim the herb can have powerful effects on hormones.
You wouldn’t normally put chocolate or fudge on your to-eat list, yet these Chocolate Fudge Balls from Karen Luvs Life are both antioxidant-rich and hormone-balancing. The secret ingredient is maca, which is used to treat hot flushes and HRT while also regulating the endocrine system [source].
Matcha is full of health benefits and has also been linked to its effects on our hormones. Many believe that coffee may disrupt our hormones, making teas a potentially better option. This Matcha Latte recipe from Hormones Balance goes farther than plain matcha tea and delivers an amazing latte with coconut milk, coconut butter, maple syrup, stevia, vanilla powder, and cinnamon.
Every once and a while, many of us get cravings for chocolate. It’s part of just being a normal person, right? The good news is that our hot chocolate recipe has amazing benefits for our hormones, and it’s even vegan.
The cacao and maca powder both contain a good dose of minerals and magnesium, which can help control mood swings [source]. Lucuma is a sweet-tasting powdered superfood that comes from a Peruvian fruit. It helps to balance your blood sugar and possibly even your blood pressure [source].
But what’s the problem with another drink? It’s not well-known, but the long-term effects of alcohol use can affect every system in the body, including your hormone balance [source]. Every so often, it’s a good idea to replace your cocktail with a healthy, fruity version, like this alkalinizing Blackberry Cider Fizz Mocktail.
Doing double duty, it also serves as a tasty way to get your dose of pH-balancing apple cider vinegar in for the day. Sure, this drink can be reserved for special occasions—but why not enjoy this while taking care of your health every day!
Hormone imbalances can make you feel exhausted for no reason, and you need all the energy you can get. These granola bars are packed with good-for-you nutrients to help keep those hormones in check and you feeling your best.
It’s clear that bananas are a great source of potassium, but they’re also full of tryptophan, which can help fight depression as tryptophan is a key ingredient in the production of serotonin [source].
This super simple 4-ingredient Green Tea and Berry Smoothie will jump-start your metabolism and keep you burning calories all day long.
Especially before that time of the month, a glorious bowl of beet porridge will make those chilly mornings easier. These mineral-rich, ruby red root veggies work to balance feminine hormones, have a subtle taste, and they won’t burn a hole in your wallet. Give this Red Velvet Cake “Oatmeal” with Almond-Coconut Icing a try!
Water is the most important drink we need for healthy bodies. Drinking water to stay hydrated supports all of the body’s important functions and prevents headaches, weight gain, and exercise difficulties.
Don’t like the idea of 8 ounces of plain water every day? Try some of our infused waters—perfect for warm weather.
Many people don’t realize that the gut makes hormones that communicate with the brain and other body systems. By impacting these chemical signals, certain foods can prevent hunger feelings from being satisfied and increase the desire to eat beyond what is necessary (like highly-processed and refined foods—they do what they were designed to do).
Whereas high-fiber foods help you feel satisfied sooner, so you don’t overeat—that’s called satiety. Avocados have been studied as a source of healthy fats and fiber, both of which work toward achieving satiety [source]. This Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse is perfect for satisfying sweet cravings!
Thank you, SunKat.