After I weaned Jack, my hormones went bonkers, so since then I’ve been focusing on getting them balanced again because I hate feeling so off! One of the ways I work to balance hormones is diet.
My friend Caroline, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, told me that nursing can really deplete your body of fats, and that healthy hormones need healthy fats. She suggested grass-fed butter in particular! I love butter, so I was thrilled to have an excuse to add a little extra. If you don’t eat butter, you could swap coconut oil here and that would also make this breakfast totally plant-based.
Oatmeal itself is packed with fiber! That helps with gut healthy and regular digestion, and when your gut health is flourishing, your hormones are more balanced. Just make sure you’re also drinking plenty of water when you increase the fiber in your diet, otherwise you might experience some bloating or constipation.
To boost the hormone-balancing power of this breakfast bowl, I topped it with a healthy dose of nuts and seeds—lots of healthy fats there. I used pecans and pepitas, but you can use whatever you want. Walnuts, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds or flaxseeds would all be delicious. I thought the pecans made it taste a bit like a blueberry muffin which I loved.
Coconut flakes added a little natural sweetness and the blueberries for a fresh, tart bite!
Hormone-Balancing Blueberry Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup GF old-fashioned oats, this is my go-to brand
- 1/2 cup water or plant milk
- 1/3-1/2 cup blueberries (frozen works)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2-1 Tbsp grass fed butter, Vital Farms is my favorite
- healthy pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup nuts & seeds (pecans & pepitas)
- small handful blueberries
- coconut flakes
- dash of cinnamon
- In a small saucepan, combine oatmeal, water & blueberries and cook according to the directions.
- Towards the end, add vanilla extract, butter and salt to taste.
- Pour into a bowl and add your toppings. Eat immediately.
I love how easy this breakfast is to make and how delicious it is! Honestly, it tastes a bit like dessert, but with no added sugars—wahoo! Too much refined sugar and processed junk can screw up your hormones too, so whenever possible, stick to real, whole foods!
Tag @thefoxandshe on Instagram if you make this bowl, or use hashtag, #FShealthyeats so I can see what you’re making!