Carrot and Beet Smoothie

Try this smoothie if you are struggling with PMS; drink one glass per day during the 5 days before your period. Beets support the liver in estrogen detoxification, and carrots support progesterone production. If you can’t tolerate almonds, replace them with other nuts such as raw walnuts, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, or pecans. Adding hemp seed will boost the content of omega 3 fatty acids, which is anti-inflammatory and can help mitigate PMS symptoms.


Serves 2

Prep time: 10 minutes

Equipment: high-speed electric blender



1 1/2 cups filtered water

1/2 cup coarsely chopped unpeeled organic carrots

1/2 cup coarsely chopped peeled beets

1/4 cup raw almonds

1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tablespoon minced ginger

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

1 tablespoon hemp seed (optional)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 ground cloves

pinch of sea salt



Add all the ingredients to a blender and puree until silky smooth.

Source: Cooking for hormone balance by Magdalena Wszelaki