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Zucchini Hummus

Zucchini is a wonderful source of vitamin B6, magnesium, and vitamin C, all critical to adrenal health such as stress management, making & metabolizing hormones, and good sleep!

-3 cups zucchini, chopped
-3 garlic cloves (or 1 TBSP garlic powder)
-3 TBSP tahini
-1 TBSP ground flaxseed
-1 TBSP olive oil
-1 tsp cumin
-1 tsp Himalayan sea salt

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Lots O' Greens Smoothie

All these greens make our liver (aka one of our most important detox organs, think also detoxing extra, & exogenous hormones) super happy! 

-1 large handful of organic mixed greens
-1/2 zucchini, chopped
-1/2 avocado
-2 organic celery stalks, chopped
-1 scoop of allergen friendly protein powder

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Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa is an ancient grain (gluten free) with the highest amount of protein, which is important for balanced hormones, and especially avoiding those 3pm crashes, aka blood sugar swings. 

-1 cup quinoa, dry
-1/2 cup arugula, chopped
-1/4 cup pine nuts
-1 lemon, juiced
-1 large clove of garlic, crushed
-3 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
-1 tsp Himalayan sea salt

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Pumpkin Spiced Smoothie

Pumpkin is rich in fiber (great for gut health, binding up extra hormones) and vitamin C (food for our adrenal glands- stress management and hormone production), with a thick texture that also tells our brain we're satiated!

-1/2 cup pumpkin puree
-1 large handful of organic mixed greens
-1/3 cup organic mixed berries
-2 TBSP ground flaxseed
-1/2 cup unsweetened coconut, hemp, cashew, or almond milk
-1 scoop of allergen friendly protein powder
-1 tsp of each: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg

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Tangy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Full of protein, fiber, & healthy fats, these lettuce wraps will leave you satisfied on so may levels! Especially with the tanginess of the fruit! 

-4 large leaves of organic lettuce
-2 cups of chicken, chopped and cooked
-1 large ripe organic peach, chopped
-1 clementine, peeled, chopped
-1/2 cup organic celery, chopped
-1/2 cup almonds, sliced
-1/4 cup carrots, chopped
-1/8 cup onion, diced
-A few pinches of Himalayan sea salt
-4 TBSP extra virgin olive oil

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Chickpea Soup

Chickpeas & quinoa (gluten free grain with the highest amount of protein) make a complete protein, a great option for both vegetarian (or vegan) and non-vegetarians alike! 

-1/2 cup cooked quinoa (1/2 dry: 1 cup water)
-1 cup water or broth of your choice
-1/4 tsp ground cumin
-1/3 cup thinly sliced swiss chard
-1/4 cup shaved carrots
-1/2 cup canned chickpeas
-1 TBSP cilantro
-a few pinches of Himalayan sea salt

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Country Rosemary Olive Walnut 'Bread'

Paleo bread has never tasted so good!! Grain free & dairy free, enjoy this flavorful variety that's full of fiber (great for gut & hormonal health) and minerals.

-1/4 cup ground golden flax or brown flax seeds
-1/4 cup ground chia seeds
-1/2 cup almond milk
-1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
-1 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
-2 cups almond flour (finely ground almond meal)
-1/2 cup black olives (chopped)
-2 TBSP fresh rosemary (finely chopped)
-3/4 cup chopped walnuts
-Optional: basil, chives, oregano, garlic

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Thyroid Power Salad

Boost metabolism, balance those hormones, all while satisfying your gut (and gut health)!

-1 cup mixed greens
-1/2 cup lightly steamed kale
-1/2 avocado, sliced
-1 tangerine
-1/3 cup sauteed onions & mushroom
-5 chopped Brazil nuts
-sprinkle of sesame seeds
-pinch of Himalayan Sea salt

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Liver-Friendly Detox Salad

The liver is one of the most underrated organs, super important for detox and especially hormone balance.

-organic mixed greens
-lightly steamed broccoli
-artichokes (if bought frozen, can heat up or let defrost in refrigerator
-chopped carrots
-sliced apples
-diced up garlic clove
-olive oil
-pinch of himalayan sea salt

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Cucumber Avocado Soup

Fabulous summer soup, rich in healthy fats, plus vitamins and minerals

-2 avocados
-2 1/2 cucumbers, peeled (1/2 chopped up for garnish)
-2-3 limes for juicing
-1/2 cup chopped mint, plus whole mint leaves for garnish
-Black pepper
-Himalayan sea salt

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Sweet Potato Waffles

Vegetables for waffles?? You're so rebellious! 

-2 cups rolled oats
-2.5 cups water
-1 cup cooked sweet potato or yam (about 2 medium size)
-2 handfuls of organic mixed greens
-1 ripe banana
-2 TBSP maple syrup
-1/2 tsp sodium-free baking powder
-1/4 tsp cinnamon
-1/4 tsp sea salt
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1 TBSP coconut oil or Olive oil spray

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It's a Wrap!

Interested in adding in lots of vegetables?? Of course you are! Make as much or as little as you like!

-chopped up chicken
-organic butter leaf lettuce
-baby carrots, or carrot sticks
-chopped up celery
-1/2 avocado, sliced
-zucchini, sliced thinly lengthwise
-snow peas
-sundried tomatoes
-chopped onion
-Himalayan sea salt
-olive oil

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5/45 Frittata

How would you like an easy, healthy on-the-go meal? This dish takes about 5 minutes to prepare, and about 45 minutes to bake. Consider making in a pyrex, so then you can just cover it and go!

For a 1 person serving
-3 eggs (organic, grass fed, pasteurized)
-your own medley of fresh or frozen vegetables (e.g. sundried tomatoes, string beans, kale, swiss chard, chopped onion, broccoli, cauliflower, carrot- gives it a nice sweet taste) 
-season with garlic, oregano and/or basil
-1/4 avocado

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Perfect Hormone Pesto

Rich in healthy fats, and sunflower seeds super important especially in the second half your menses, this is definitely great for hormone health!

Ingredients for an 8 ounce serving
-4 oz olive oil
-2 oz freshly peeled garlic cloves
-2 oz basil
-2 tablespoons of sunflower seeds (optional)
-1/3 avocado (optional- creates a creamy texture)

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Bulletproof Pumpkin Coffee

Pumpkin has some powerful health perks- it can boost mood, protect skin, aid in weight loss, and improve the immune system. Enjoy your pumpkin latte year round by replacing harmful artificial sugars and syrups, with natural anti-inflammatory ingredients.

Ingredients for a 1 person serving
-1/4 cup canned or fresh pumpkin
-8 oz organic coffee
-1-2 TBSP coconut oil
-1 TBSP cinnamon
-1 TBSP ginger
-1 TBSP nutmeg

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Stuffed Mushroom 'Pizza'

Your body will feel so fabulous after so many vegetables, healthy fats and protein combo. Your hormones will thank you too. Who knew... mushroom caps as 'pizza'?!

Ingredients for a 1 person serving
-1 large portabella mushrooms, separate stems
-protein (cooked meat, poultry, fish, beans, etc.)
-tomato sauce, or fresh chopped garlic + olive oil for base
-chopped carrots, onion, chives, basil, and stems
-1/2 cup spinach/ kale/ chard
-avocado slices

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Hormone Health in a Glass

Nourish the many organ systems that are involved in hormone production & metabolism all at once through this delicious smoothie!

Ingredients for a 1 person serving
-1 large handful of organic greens
-1/4 avocado
-1/2 cup of an organic berry mix, or any organic berry
-1-2 TBSP of ground flaxseed
-consider a sprinkle of raw cacao nibs
-1 serving of allergen friendly protein powder (gluten free, vegan)

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Baked Kale Chips

While kale by itself is goitrogenic (can hinder thyroid hormone production), even cooking it slightly/exposure to heat helps inhibit those compounds where you can have it's full nutrient value and know your thyroid is gonna be fine! 

Ingredients for a 2 person serving
-2 bunches of kale
-2 tablespoons (TBSP) of olive oil or coconut oil
-few pinches of himalayan sea salt

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