Make seed cycling a snap with this simple berry-packed seed cycling smoothie. It’s creamy, fruity, dairy free & has a truly hidden vegetable boost, too!
HYDRATE: Add the water to the pitcher of a high speed blender and sprinkle the ground flax seed over the top. Let sit for five (or up to fifteen) minutes or so while you gather ingredients so that the flax hydrates, absorbs some of the water & sinks to the bottom. This step helps the flax blend in better for a smoother smoothie, especially if you don’t have a high speed blender or your flax is coarsely ground.
BLEND: Add all the remaining ingredients to the pitcher and blend until smooth.
I like to grind my own flax seed – I like this golden flax – fresh and then keep it in the fridge since it goes rancid fast. For the best, least clumpy result, grind it as finely as you can in a coffee or seed grinder without turning it into butter. Watch as you go and stop grinding at the point where the ground flax starts to bunch up around the sides of the container. You can also buy ground flax seed like this if you want to skip the extra work or don’t use the seeds for anything else.
For the luteal phase of your cycle, days 15 – 28, swap out the flax and pumpkin seeds for 1 tbsp each of sunflower & sesame seeds. Or check out this Strawberry Sunflower Seed Cycling Smoothie!