Happy Hormones Salad

Cruciferous vegetables are one of the number one foods I recommend to support balanced hormones. Why? Because not only do they help to get excess estrogen out of the body, but they also naturally support the body’s detox pathways (especially phase 2). You can also find other essential vitamins and minerals in cruciferous vegetables to support overall health.

I recommend everyone have at least 1 serving of cruciferous veggies per day. Here are some of my favorite ways to get them:

 

The cruciferous salad and Thai dressing below are one of my staples for food prep each week. The dressing also supports happy hormones with a variety healthy fats (contain cholesterol–backbone of all hormones) and apple cider vinegar and ginger to support the gut, which is essential for healthy hormone balance.

Top with a quality protein like salmon, grass-fed beef, eggs, or pastured pork/chicken and you’re set! I also like to add crispy chickpeas.

 

Happy Hormones Salad

Cruciferous Salad:

  • 1 head of red cabbage
  • 2-3 cups brussel sprouts
  • 5-6 carrots
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

Thai Dressing:

  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (omit if you don’t like spicy)

 

Instructions:

  1. I shredded up red cabbage, brussel sprouts, and carrots in my food processor then placed them in a large, stainless steel bowl.
  2. Mix in your chopped cilantro.
  3. For the dressing, add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add filtered water as needed until you reach your desired consistency.

 

Enjoy and let me know how you like it!

 

 

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