3 morning smoothie recipes for PCOS

You asked for it and here it is! Smoothies you can count on to tackle your PCOS or even if you are generally looking for a healthy morning start. Smoothies are the rich source of antioxidants and are a perfect filling way to start your day off on the right foot.

I wasn’t familiar with the concept of smoothies as a way to deal with my symptoms of PCOS a few years back. I used to drink it because I loved how rich and yummy it was but once I read how everyone in the PCOS world was crazy about it as a way to combat acne, weight gain, bloating and many other symptoms, I started including it regularly in my diet. The results were fantastic, for me personally, it helped a tonne with acne and pigmentation over time. I have modified the recipe according to things I find easy and that’s the best part about all these recipes I am going to share here, you can customize it however you like and it still tastes yum! So without further ado, let’s jump right in –

Green Smoothie

I call this a ‘lazy person’s poison’ because it really is throwing everything into the blender and blend! All you need is:-

  • 1 cup fresh and washed spinach/kale. Whatever is available.
  • 1/2 cup cucumber (chunks), you can also use green apple, sometimes I like the tanginess (this step is optional).
  • I cup coconut milk/almond/dairy whatever is available (I recommend Kara coconut milk in the Indian market, slightly expensive, about 70/- but it’s a much better alternative).
  • Half a banana, frozen or fresh ( no smoothie recipe is complete without banana for me)
  • Honey/dates/stevia

Blend and enjoy the delish as it is or garnished with coconut flakes, you will not regret this one I swear!

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Strawberry Chia Smoothie

This one is my favorite seasonal recipes. I am always the first one to pick up the box of strawberry as soon as it arrives near my local market. This one is creamy, more of a dessert than the smoothie and filled with awesome nutrients. You require:-

  • 1 cup strawberries or as much as you like 😉
  • Half a banana.
  • Overnight soaked chia seeds in water. Chia is full of omega fatty acid and makes this smoothie even thicker.
  • 2 TBS of unsweetened Greek yogurt (this you can make it at home).
  • Sweetener of choice.
  • 1 cup ice.
  • Blend and serve chill. Yummy in my tummy 😛

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Protein chocolate smoothie

If you like chocolate, this will be a perfect indulgence for you! Yummy swaps healthy, any day, right? This is both of those. All you need:-

  • 1 scoop of protein powder of your choice (preferably vegan).
  • 1 TBS grounded flax seed.
  • 2 TBS of unsweetened peanut butter.
  • 2 TBS pure cocoa powder. I use coffee a lot of times.
  • 1 banana.
  • 1 cup almond milk.
  • Half a cup of ice.
  • Blend and you have got your perfect post-workout smoothie in no time.

I hope you enjoy these recipes and share with me if you have a recipe of your own that you like! Bón appetite! ♥

 

 

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