Whenever that time of the month comes around, you feel it – cramps, bloating, headaches, and more. Of course, it’s largely due to hormones, but what you eat when you’re on your period can help you feel better.
When you know you’re cycle’s about to start, try starting your day with one of these smoothies. Let us know if any of them work for you!
1. Chocolate Banana Cashew Smoothie
Satisfy your chocolate cravings and get rid of PMS symptoms with this yummy smoothie. Made with greek yogurt, spinach, and cashews, it’s nutritionally good for you and the ingredients have been proven to decrease bloating and ease cramps. Get the recipe here.
2. Not So Moody Maca Smoothie
Maca, a Peruvian root, is the base of this smoothie and has been shown to boost energy, balance hormones, enhance stamina, and help you deal with stress, among other benefits. Whipping this one up in the morning will help you get your day off on the right foot! Try it out here.
3. PMS Maca Cacao Milkshake Smoothie
Another superfood, cacao, is the base of this tasty breakfast. It’s high in magnesium and iron and will be sure to curb those cravings for something chocolatey! Swirled with maca and some coconut milk, it’s a surefire way to look forward to waking up in the morning. Check out the recipe here.
4. Turmeric and Ginger Smoothie
Turmeric is known for reducing inflammation, so it’s the perfect fix when you begin to feel a little bloated. It also improves digestion and boosts the immune system, ensuring your period will sail right on by. This smoothie also contains peaches, cinnamon, and honey, so you can make sure it tastes good and feels good. Get the recipe here.
5. Banana Boat Smoothie
Bananas are a great thing to eat at that time of the month, as they prevent water retention and help with bloating. This smoothie also contains ingredients to help with irritability and even headaches! Check out the recipe here.
If you think you may be suffering more from your period than what is normal, there may be an underlying problem. Check out our blog post, “What Could be Causing my Period Pain?” to learn more.