Healthy Dessert Recipes For Menstrual Cramps
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We all dread that time of the month when it comes around… it’s always associated with so many aches and discomforts. I remember when I was in high school I would get cramps so bad that I would have to go home for the day. I have learned a lot about my body since my adolescent years, I now know how to read my body better and understand that what I put in it plays a major role in my health. Did you know there are actually foods out there that will help you with your menstrual cramps? Amazing right! I am so excited to share with you today what I do to feel great during the time of the month when I feel discomfort. Let’s check out these delicious, easy and healthy dessert recipes for menstrual cramps!
This pleasantly sweet smoothie contains bananas and pineapple and provides you with plenty of nutrients to help fight menstrual cramps and bloating. It is particularly rich in vitamin B6 and potassium, which can stop you from retaining water and feeling bloated. Having blood loss during your period means that you need to rebuild your blood, that’s where the coconut water comes in! Drinking coconut water is the quickest way for you to do that. Coconut water is also rich in crucial nutrients such as magnesium, potassium and calcium which help to relieve cramps. Make sure that you use fresh pineapple, not out of the can! I the flavor is so much richer and tastier, it’s just not the same out of the can.
- 1 cup ripe bananas, chopped
- 1 cup fresh pineapple
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 cup crushed ice
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2/3 cup walnuts, chopped
- 2 medium bananas, sliced
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax seed, 3 tbsp water. Stir well, place in fridge 15 minutes.)
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, walnuts, and salt. In a separate bowl, mash bananas with a fork.
- Add flax egg and almond milk to banana mixture, then combine dry and wet ingredients. Pour batter into a non-stick muffin pan.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, then transfer muffins to a cooling rack.
These two recipes are always my go to recipes when I am on my period because my healthy is what matters most to me. I can’t afford to be on the couch with cramps when I have three little ones to care for. Helping relieve that discomfort so I can be my best for them is what matters most to me!
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