When you eat foods that are processed and depleted of life-giving nutrients, it’s virtually impossible for your hormones to be balanced. Hormones like thyroid and insulin are critical for optimal energy and maintaining a healthy weight.
What are the right foods for hormone balance?
Our FREE CHECKLIST: Foods that Can Reverse Belly Fat, Fatigue, and Lack of Focus is a guide to all the foods known to have a positive effect on the receptors for insulin in every cell in your body. When you regularly include these foods in your diet and avoid the ones that damage insulin receptors, your blood sugar will stabilize, and you’ll start to experience improved energy while activating fat burning.
Your thyroid is also involved in energy metabolism. It’s responsible for setting the metabolic rate of every cell in your body, Like insulin receptors, thyroid receptors can be deactivated by stress, inflammatory foods and lack of nutrients required for their proper function.
This week’s recipe, chosen from our Thyroid Jumpstart Recipe Collection, one of the 25 guides in our 2022 Holiday Bundle, is intended to support the thyroid, keep blood sugar and insulin regulated and provide you with endless energy. Plus it tastes good, and can be used as a dip, thinned to salad dressing consistency, or dehydrated to make crackers.
Enjoy, and comment below about your experience with it, especially if you create fresh and fun variations.
Energizing Vegetable Spread
Boost Your Energy & Balance your Hormones with Vegetable Spread from thyroid jumpstart
• 1 zucchini
• 1 stalk broccoli
• 1 handful dandelion greens or arugula
• 1 scoop of your favorite unsweetened/unflavored protein powder, like Sun Warrior Natural, Sacha Inchi, Cho Cho, or Truvani plain (optional)
• 2 carrots (optional)
• 4 tablespoons tahini
• 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
• 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, soaked for 4 – 6 hours
•1/4 cup Brazil Nuts
• 4 tablespoons lemon juice
• 1 clove garlic
• 1/2 teaspoon kelp powder
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
• 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
• 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
• 1/2 teaspoon Celtic, Himalayan, or pink sea salt
1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.
2. Adjust seasonings to taste
Enjoy with salad, crackers, veggie sticks or all by itself. It’s anti-inflammatory and contains nutrients that support thyroid and insulin function