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Foods for a Better Period: MMM MMM Mousse!

In the last recipe post, we discussed the cravings we have during our periods and what they mean. Sometimes our cravings are just our body’s way of crying out for certain nutrients: period food! But, the question of ages is: How do we fulfill those cravings in a healthy way?

Chocolate…. As healthy Period Food?

I LOVE chocolate! I simply can’t get enough of it. Lucky for me, a simple swap of cocoa with cacao in most recipes give amazing health benefits! Cacao is the highest source of plant-based iron out there. It’s loaded with Magnesium and Calcium and helps boost serotonin.

I found an amazing recipe that combines my love of this superfood with another household necessity: The Avocado. After some research, I found that avocado is loaded with Magnesium, Potassium, Fiber and healthy fats. So you can think clearer, ease digestion, and feel less pain during your period…all thanks to an avocado!

Check out the recipe below, and click here for the original from Cook, Eat, Paleo.

MEXICAN CHOCOLATE AVOCADO MOUSSE

INGREDIENTS

chocolatemousse2 ripe avocados                                       ½ cup organic raw cacao powder         ½ cup full-fat coconut milk                     ⅓ cup local raw honey, to taste               2 teaspoons vanilla extract                 1 teaspoon cinnamon, to taste              ¼ teaspoon ground ancho chile, to taste

Directions                                                                                                           Combine all ingredients in food processor and process until completely smooth. Once combined, taste. The texture will vary depending on the ripeness and size of the avocado. So, if it seems dry, add some more coconut milk one teaspoon at a time. If it is bland, add more cinnamon ½ teaspoon at a time.

“Love being a woman, every day of the month!”

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Foods for a better period: A Replenishing Treat

Periods can suck. All last week I had ‘Holy Cramps, Batman’ on repeat from my verbal playlist, Comforté as a permanent fixture in my bag, and a craving for rich food like no other! Verbal playlist and pain management aside, these period food cravings are the one thing that always get me. If it’s not steak and a great Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s dark chocolate and Utz Carolina BBQ chips that I’m craving. So I went to the internet to find out what the heck is going on with all these cravings. 

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