Say bye to period cravings with these 2 nutritious recipes
Say bye to period cravings with these 2 nutritious recipes

Menstrual cravings can sometimes feel like an unavoidable part of the monthly cycle, but with the right nutrition, you can ease those cravings and support your body through this time. Incorporating nutrient-rich foods into your diet can help balance hormones, reduce inflammation, and alleviate discomfort. Here are two delicious and nutritious recipes designed to combat period cravings and support overall well-being.

Recipe 1: Dark Chocolate Banana Smoothie


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • Ice cubes


  1. Peel the banana and break it into chunks.
  2. In a blender, combine the banana chunks, cocoa powder, almond milk, honey or maple syrup (if using), vanilla extract, and chia seeds.
  3. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Add ice cubes if desired and blend again until well combined.
  5. Pour the smoothie into a glass and enjoy!

This decadent smoothie is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients that can help alleviate period cravings. The combination of banana and dark chocolate provides a natural sweetness and indulgent flavor, while the chia seeds add a boost of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.

Recipe 2: Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas and Avocado


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, chickpeas, diced avocado, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and chopped parsley.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Pour the dressing over the quinoa salad and toss gently to coat all the ingredients.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate for later.

This hearty quinoa salad is not only satisfying but also loaded with nutrients to help curb period cravings. Quinoa is a great source of protein and fiber, while chickpeas add an extra protein punch. The avocado provides healthy fats, and the colorful array of vegetables adds vitamins and minerals to support overall health. By incorporating these nutrient-rich recipes into your diet, you can say goodbye to period cravings and support your body through this time of the month.

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