OVULATORY

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OVULATORY PHASE

During ovulation, which typically occurs around days 14-16, an egg gets released from the follicle in your ovary. Estrogen and testosterone tend to reach their peak levels, and for women who experience estrogen dominance, this is an important time for nurturing and supporting the liver to help breakdown excess estrogen in the body. 

It's best to incorporate warm liquids, herbs and foods while avoiding or limiting cold foods such as raw vegetables and phlegm producing foods (like sugar and dairy) as these can cause congestion and fluid buildup in the uterus.


SOURCES OF NOURISHMENT DURING THE OVULATORY PHASE:

GRAINS: amaranth, quinoa

VEGETABLES: asparagus, bell peppers, brussels sprouts, chard, dandelion, spinach, tomato

FRUITS: apricot, cantaloupe, coconut, fig, raspberry, strawberry

LEGUMES: red lentil

NUTS & SEEDS: almond, pecan, pistachio, sesame, sunflower

ANIMAL-BASED PROTEINS: lamb, salmon, tuna

OTHER: Turmeric


BOKETTO PANTRY STAPLES & SUPPORTIVE HERBS:

Anima Mundi Turmeric or Curam Elixir


RECIPE IDEAS & INSPIRATION:

MORNING

• Simple Quinoa Porridge + almond milk and fresh berries, fruits, nuts and seeds mentioned above

• Vegetable quiche with vegetables mentioned above

• Berry/fig smoothies blended with almond milk, sunflower seed butter, Qi Protein (option to add turmeric; opt for fresh over frozen fruit)

AFTERNOON & EVENING

• Fall Quinoa / Lentil Bowl with roasted brussels sprouts, asparagus + any nuts/seeds mentioned above + Turmeric Tahini Dressing (tahini, olive oil, turmeric); option to add salmon or protein of choice

• Simple Grilled/Baked Salmon with turmeric dressing + roasted vegetables mentioned above

• Red Lentil Curry / Soup

IN-BETWEEN MOMENTS

• Strawberries, figs, persimmons with sunflower seed butter

•  Simple nut & seed trail mix (incorporating nuts + seeds mentioned above)

• Hormone Balancing Nut Butter Bark

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