My turmeric spiced latte smoothie is a beautiful hormone balancer, particularly for people with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) like me. This is a high protein, high fibre and low carb meal option keeping you feeling full without the energy fluctuations. great for breakfast or as an afternoon snack.
Flaxseeds are a great source of fibre and also helps to bind to excess androgens (common in PCOS) aiding in balancing your hormones. Poor carbohydrate metabolism and insulin resistance is another common symptom in people with PCOS and cinnamon helps to stabilise your blood sugar levels and improve you ability to use carbs as fuel. Turmeric is a potant anti-inflammatroy and chia seeds not only provide fibre and omega-3 fatty acids but gives the smoothie a nice and thick consistency.
Into the blender add:
1.5 cups of water
2 scoops of @nuzest_australia Vanilla protein powder ( or any other natural vanilla based protein). If having as a snack, half the amount of protein.
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp flaxseeds
1 tbsp chia seeds
2 handfuls ice. Blend.
Optional: I mixed through 1 tbsp of goats milk kefir the end to keep my gut bacteria in a healthy balance.