Green Smoothies – part 6: Benefits for Women’s Health

Women who regularly drink Green Smoothies found that PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome) and menstrual problems like cramps are much improved. It is assumed that this is due to the generally harmonising effect on the whole organism combined with the mood lifting and  antispasmodic properties of the plant compounds. Women suffering from these problems would benefit from adding St John’s Wort, Agnus Castus and Lady’s Mantle regularly to their Green Smoothies. For extreme cramps Yarrow has been shown to be especially helpful. The so-called ‘alkaline fasting’, where women only drink Green Smoothies a few days before their period, has shown that women have virtually no negative symptoms any more, and they were also completely pain free.

Women who suffer from menopausal problems also find that their symptoms improve drastically or even disappear all together, as many plants contain secondary compounds with hormone balancing properties. Pomegranate has been shown to be  especially helpful as is Black Cohosh. Women who tend to suffer from bladder infections benefit from adding cranberries.

During pregnancy several positive effects of drinking Green Smoothies have been reported. The foetus is nourished with all necessary nutrients and the mother is protected from vitamin and mineral depletion. The same is naturally true for the period of breastfeeding, and from the middle of the first year of life Green Smoothies are the perfect first foods for babies besides  breast milk.


Well Woman Recipe No 1

  • 1 banana
  • 2 apples
  • 4 dried apricots (soaked for at least 15 minutes)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 hand full baby spinach
  • 1/2 hand full St John Wort leaves or 2 teaspoons dried powder/leaves
  • 1 tablespoon black cohosh extract
  • 1/2 litre water

makes approx. 1.5 litres

Well Woman Recipe No 2

  • 2 oranges, peeled
  • 1 pear
  • 200 g corn salad or cos lettuce or cress
  • 4 leaves Agnus Castus
  • 10 leaves Lady’s Mantle (or some extract)
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 250 – 500 ml water

makes approx. 1 litre

Well Woman Recipe No 3

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 apples
  • 1 pomegranate (without peel)
  • 1/2 head of oak leaf lettuce
  • 1 hand full spinach
  • 1/2 hand full Yarrow leaves
  • 1 peeled lemon
  • a small piece of lemon peel
  • 1/2 litre water

makes approx. 1.5 litres

Well Woman Recipe No 4

  • 150 g cranberries
  • 150 g blueberries
  • 6 Tatsoi leaves
  • 2 table spoons chia seeds (soaked for at least 15 minutes)
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 litre water

makes approx. 1 litre

Look out for part 7, where Healthy Skin through Green Beauty Smoothies will be discussed.


Go to:

Part 1: Green Smoothies – the super healthy fast-food mini meal out of the blender 

Part 2: How to make Green Smoothie

Part 3: Practical Tips, Benefits for Immune System & Brain

Part 4: Benefits for the Digestive System

Part 5: Successful Anti-Aging

Part 7: Healthy Skin with Green Beauty Smoothies

Part 8: Building Muscles naturally with Green Smoothies

Part 9: More Love , More Joy, More Libido

Part 10: Prevention of Cancer


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