Your one-stop sip for woman’s wellness!
Let’s state the fact… women’s wellness is CRUCIAL when it comes to keeping everything balanced at home from raising healthy children to keeping happy husbands! BUT, when mama’s not well, no one’s well! We must show up for ourselves in the kitchen so we have the energy to pitch in when no one else does!
My recent studies under Dana James, the Fantastic Female herself behind Food Coach NYC, opened my eyes to a whole other world of wellness. Hormonal hone-in’s and Archetype determining is amongst the most important part of our nourishment. Not only does it comes down to the nutrients, but the whole mindset you create for yourself while eating.
Food itself is literally at the forefront of what will make or break you and I’m here to help you choose wisely!
If you’ve ever had a 1-1 session with me, you know your archetype and can personally pick out nutrients to meet your best interest! If not then try this little blend below, as it’s bound to make you feeling everything more than amazing!
In the WOMANIZER, I pair a few adaptogens with the herb lavender, a flower plant known for its ability to bring you to a state of calm. I add some coconut milk for a source of healthy fats. As a woman your body needs these healthy fats, more than men in fact. They help produce the hormones that keep you at a healthy weight, and all of your bodily systems correlation correctly. Coconut milk is a wonderful source of MCT’s that bypass digestion and are readily available for energy immediately. If that’s not one of the most terrific tools to add to your “life tool box”, I don’t know what is. I think it’s safe to say, as women, we try to do it all! Sometimes our to-do lists’ have to-do lists! If there’s a way to tap into an extra source of fast clean energy, I’m all for it!
It contains all essential nutrients to help the ladies thrive! I’m tapping into everything for harmonizing hormones, enhancing energy, supporting our female systems and warding off stress!
This can be used as the perfect pick me up, or light and refreshing dessert!
The adaptogens used in this are ones that help bring the body to a state of homeostasis – something I refer to as “Set Point”; when the body is in balance. This is the ultimate state that your body works to achieve constantly, so anything you can do to help it along the way provides you with a “stress-less” effect.
Adaptogens are a class of foods (mainly roots, herbs, and mushrooms) that literally help the the body “adapt” to life’s stressors. Some of my favorites are:
- Mucuna pruriens
These can be picked up at any whole body shop or found on amazon. I recommend starting slow and adding 1-2 tsp daily in smoothies, oatmeal, or tea! Moon Juice Shop and Sun Potion are two of my recommend brands that contain quality ingredients.
Next, for a rich source of vitamin C, and to keep it sweet with natural sugar vs anything artificial, I added a cup of fresh strawberries. This provides you with a source of antioxidants, fiber, magnesium, potassium and gives you t most magnificent flavor! Feel free to swap these out with any of your favorites like blackberries, raspberries or blueberries.
Lastly, keen to Nourishing Nelli’s “8 Pillars to Living a Nourished Life”; that you can read more about here, is zucchini.
Pillar Number One – EAT IN ABUNDANCE
…one of my truest trues and provided in this drink by way of adding a fiber rich, B vitamin packed chunk of zucchini or summer squash! It gives this drink the thickest texture and rounds up everything you need to thrive beautifully!