Juicing for Menopause

menojuiceJuicing can be a great way to get your veggies and fruits, while masking the taste of some powerful medicinal herbs that can help quell hot flashes, irritability, lowered libido and other issues that go with the menopause territory. Consider juicing at least once a day and taking the herbs listed below for your particular issue.  Adding an organic undenatured whey protein supplement like Isapro to your juice will  help curb hunger, burn fat, build muscle and turn your juice into a complete meal.

Fruits: Apples, Avocados, Grapes, Peaches, Pears, Bananas, Berries, Watermelon, Mangos, Tomatoes, Pomagranate

Veggies:   Asparagus, Carrots, Celery, Fennel, Green Bell Peppers, Kale, Spinach, Lettuce, Chard, Watercress, Sea weed, spirulina, maitake, shiitake, cordyceps

Herbs as tea: Dandelion, Fennel, Garlic, Ginseng, Lemon Balm, Licorice, Red Clover, Rosemary, Sage

Herbs to balance Estrogen: Black Cohosh, Don Quai, Sheep Sorrel, Siberian Ginseng

Herbs to balance Progesterone: Dong Quai, Licorice Root, Siberian Ginseng, Wild Yam

Herbs to Manage Stress: Astragalus, Ashwaganda, Rhodiola

Herbs for Palpations: Motherwort

Herbs for libido: Horny goat weed, Shilajit, Maca

Herbs for Mood: St. Johns Wort

Herbs for memory: Ginko Biloba

A great recipe for women experiencing perimenopause symptoms is to get tinctures of dong quai, black cohosh, wild yam and chase tea berry. Mix them in the following juice recipe:

  • 2 cups of green grapes, mango, watermelon, or other sweet fruit
  • 1 green pepper
  • 3 sprigs of parsley
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 1-2 scoops of Isapro undenatured whey protein
  • 1 dropper of each tincture, or as directed on bottle.
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