As you may already know, the female body goes through different phases during the menstrual cycle, each of which is characterized by certain sex hormones being more dominant. Through targeted nutrition depending on the phase of the cycle, we can support and positively influence our hormones and their ratio to each other.
Unfortunately, we don’t learn enough at school, university etc. about how we can best keep our hormones in balance, which is why we want to create more understanding and awareness for this important topic with our recipes and other projects (you can look forward to hearing more about them soon).
Pumpkin seeds are an insanely great source of zinc and iron, so they’re just right during your menstrual and follicular phases of your cycle. Zinc also promotes the production of progesterone for the second half of your cycle. In order to absorb the ingredients well, it is important to grind the pumpkin seeds fresh.
Have you ever looked into the topic of cyclical nutrition? You can also watch the video for the recipe on Instagram here.
Cycle on – your Cycle Cuisine,
Magda & Lisa
Recipe (6-8 bliss balls):
- 5 dates (50g)
- 1 tsp nut butter I used cashew butter
- 6 tbsp oats (60g)
- 2 tbsp plant-based protein powder (20g) I used pea protein powder
- 50ml plant-based milk I used oat milk
- 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds (20g)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- To garnish: 2 tbsp ground pumpkin seeds (20g)
- Soak the dates in hot water for about 10-20 minutes to make them easier to use
- Grind the pumpkin seeds (4 tbsp in total) in a blender and set aside at 2 tbsp, then add the oat flakes (6 tbsp) and also grind finely in a blender
- Strain the soaked dates, cut them into fine pieces with a sharp knife and put them into a bowl.
- Add the remaining ingredients, i.e. the cashew puree, the ground oat flakes, the pea protein powder, the plant-based milk, the ground pumpkin seeds and the cinnamon and mix well
- Form balls with wet hands and roll the bliss balls in the ground pumpkin seeds