With all of the latest food consumption movements and trends that seem to circulate with every new month and season, finding the right foods that make your body feel healthy overall can be a bit of a challenge — turns out, not all eating plans are a one-size-fits-all prescription. Add in hormonal imbalance and you’ve got yourself quite an enigma.
Hormone health and eating well has become a pressing topic lately… especially for women. Who knew that within our cycles we have phases where our body can benefit from certain foods, and ultimately maximize nutrient absorption and healing properties? I most definitely did not.
Thanks to notable experts in the field of female hormonal health and the subsequent overall global awareness it has generated, there are now plenty of resources available to help guide you on your hormone-healing-foodie journey.
However, because no eating plan is created equal, it’s important to listen to your body and note how it responds to those dietary changes. To start you off, here’s a super simple yet versatile crepe recipe, made with buckwheat flour.
Buckwheat is a great resource in replenishing lost iron and reducing inflammation in the body and is highly recommended for consumption during menstruation. Because we want you to indulge, but we also want you to indulge in something that’s going to be good for you and your cycle!
HORMONE FRIENDLY BREAKFAST CREPES INGREDIENTS
1 cup Raw Buckwheat Flour
¾ tablespoons Flaxseed Meal or 1 Egg (to bind ingredients)
1¾ cups Almond or Hemp Milk
Dash of Salt
2 tablespoons Melted Coconut Oil or Ghee
HORMONE FRIENDLY BREAKFAST CREPES ASSEMBLY
1 | Using a blender or mixing bowl, add buckwheat flour, flaxseed meal, almond (or hemp) milk, salt, oil (or ghee), cinnamon, and sweetener of choice.
2 | Pulse in a blender to combine. The batter should not be watery. If it’s too thin, add a bit more buckwheat flour. If too thick, thin with more milk.
3 | Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Once hot, add oil to coat the pan.
4 | Add in your batter, letting it cook until the top appears bubbly. Carefully flip and then cook on the other side for 2-3 minutes more. (Turn the heat down if cooking too quickly.)
5 | Once cooled, transfer to a plate and serve with a sweet or savory topping of your choice. Enjoy!
To sweeten them up, top with sauteed pears or diced strawberries and infused greek yogurt. For a more savory taste, add scrambled eggs with creme fraiche and fresh chives.
*Makes 12 servings (or 12 small crepes).
Megan Grocutt has been involved in the health and wellness industry for the past 12 years, doing everything from generating menus to providing expertly prepared meals and juice cleanses for celebrities. As a creative content developer, she has developed a nation-wide food delivery service, contributed to numerous magazine publications, held nutritional panels, and curated multiple health and wellness events across the country.