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Healthy Dessert Recipes For Menstrual Cramps

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Healthy Dessert Recipes For Menstrual Cramps

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!

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.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup ripe bananas, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup crushed ice

Directions
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth.

Healthy Dessert Recipes For Menstrual Cramps

Wholewheat Muffins with Bananas and Walnuts
 
Not only are these whole wheat muffins full of flavor, but they also contain ingredients that can help with menstrual cramps. Both bananas and walnuts are packed with the pain-relief vitamin pyridoxine. Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which are known to have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. For this recipe I used one flax egg because we are vegan, but feel free to use one egg if you would prefer that instead.

Healthy Dessert Recipes For Menstrual Cramps

 
Ingredients
  • 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.)

Directions:

  • 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!

Healthy Dessert Recipes For Menstrual Cramps

The last bit of advice I would like to offer you is to always make sure you are prepared for when that time of the month comes rolling around. I have three busy and active kids, I can barely remember what the current day is… I can’t begin to tell you how many times my monthly friend came for a visit and I was all out of pads! I am digging through every drawers and every purse in hopes I have just one stored away somewhere. I recently discovered a pad that is not only great, but comes in a nifty little storage pack to keep them neatly organized!
Healthy Dessert Recipes For Menstrual Cramps
 
Just look at how stylish and convenient these the Style N’ Store packs are! You have four unique designs to choose from, plus the Style N’ Store packs have a convenient drawer feature for easy storage. The U by Kotex® Cleanwear® Ultra Thin Pads contain a Unique 3D Capture Core* with Xpress DRI* cover for fast absorption to help stop leaks, because no one wants that, am I right!? They also stay secure in always in place with their uniquely shaped Tru-Fit® wings. When I am on the lighter days of your period, I choose the U by Kotex® Barely There Liners because they are to incredibly comfortable, I  barely know it’s there! What I really like about them is that they feel just like underwear and it makes me feel clean and fresh every day.
Healthy Dessert Recipes For Menstrual Cramps

Where do you find these amazing pads you ask? Well I always get mine at Walmart because I can always trust that they will have everything I need for personal care items at a great value. So next time you are in Walmart, check out these exciting new – just for you – products. Make the choice for U by Kotex® at Walmart so you can save money, live better, feel confident and make every day matter!I hope you enjoyed these recipes and try them next time you are feeling discomfort during your period. What Matters to U when it’s that time of the month?

Healthy Dessert Recipes For Menstrual Cramps

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