Menstrual Cramp Relief Smoothie Recipe – Tested & Works!
Menstrual Cramp Smoothie Cure
Are you looking for a simple home remedy cure for your painful cramps? Do you just want some dang relief from your painful period cramps?
Whether you suffer from menstrual cramps or muscle cramps, this smoothie will help with even the worst cramps! Ladies, this smoothie is tested and trust me, it works! And men, this smoothie can also be for you too if you’re suffering from muscle cramps!
I used to suffer from debilitating cramps.
I’m talking about the pain that makes you want to die and leave you on the floor crying in a fetal position for days.
The type of pain that doesn’t go away with any amount of popping ibuprofen. They were so bad I never wanted to leave the house when it was that time of the month. All I wanted was some dang period cramp relief.
When I was doing an organic raw vegan they eventually went away.
Unfortunately, that does cost quite a bit of money. Currently, I’m following a mostly cooked vegan diet, with raw food included. I can still have cramps somedays though if I forget to have green smoothies, specifically my cilantro smoothies!
I actually found out about this menstrual cramp cure accidentally.
I really love the combination of mango and orange juice in a smoothie, it is a match made in heaven. I would have mango and orange smoothies all the time.
Also, I really love cilantro, a lot. So, naturally, I started to put a lot of cilantro in my smoothies. I found that cilantro tastes really delicious in mango orange smoothies.
It became one of my all-time favorite combinations, and still is to this day! When I drank this smoothie around the time of my period, I noticed they were way less painful. Then, when I didn’t drink this smoothie, they were incredibly painful!
Once I made that realization, I became obsessed with cilantro.
When I went to the grocery store and I was buying 7 bunches of cilantro, one woman actually asked me, “what the heck do you do with all that cilantro!”
When I responded, “Oh I actually use this as a natural cure to get rid of cramps!” She got very excited and intrigued which lead us to a 20-minute conversation about health and how her daughter suffers from cramps too.
She ended up buying a ton of cilantro to try it out for her daughter. And also, of course, the mango and oranges to go along with it. 😉
Also, I noticed that the frequency of how much I drank it really mattered… which gets to my next point.
When & how much should I drink this cramp relief smoothie?
Okay, so this part is actually pretty important. You’ll want to substitute your breakfast for this smoothie recipe at least 2 days before your period.
The worse your cramps usually are, the earlier you’ll want to start drinking this raw vegan smoothie.
Also, the more continuously you do this, the less your cramps will be. For instance, if you are doing this consistently around your time of the month for a few months, you’ll find your cramps get less and less until they’re actually gone (at least in my case).
Also, it is very important that you drink this smoothie while you’re on your period to continue the beneficial effects and keep those cramps at bay.
To recap, you’ll want to drink this at least 2 days before your period and into your period during the times you usually have the worst cramps. (Anywhere from 3-7 days)
How does this smoothie cure cramps?
You may be wondering how this menstrual cramp smoothie actually gets rid of cramps. I’ll be quite happy to explain! Let’s go over the ingredients that are found in this vegan smoothie recipe and what they do.
Cilantro has also been shown to help with hormonal mood swings and is used to relax cramping during your period.
Packed with cramp fighting nutrition, such as b complex, vitamin k, vitamin a, etc. Cilantro is the real MVP when it comes to eliminating cramps long term.
Out of any food to consume, blended green leafy vegetables, specifically cilantro will help the most. Cilantro is a heavy detoxer, great for detoxing heavy metals amongst other toxins.
Because cilantro is such a great detoxifier, it’s perfect to consume while your body is detoxing at its most rapidly, which is while you’re on your period believe it or not! It’s also chock full of anti-oxidants to help destroy free radicles and allow your body to heal.
Don’t worry, if you hate cilantro, you can substitute baby spinach. It will still help quite a bit, not as well as cilantro, but it’s much better than not drinking it at all!
Full of nutrition such as vitamin E, enzymes, omega 3s, anti-oxidants, Vitamin A, vitamin C, copper, b vitamins.
Mango gives you incredible healthy lasting energy and helps your body feel it’s best. It’s easy on digestion, so it helps when you’re cramping up.
Full of water content to help your body flush out toxins, which can be worsening your cramps.
Fresh Orange Juice
There is a huge difference between fresh and pasteurized orange juice. First and foremost is the taste, there’s no comparison. When fruits have more flavor, that is a key indicator they are more nutrient-packed as a lot of their flavor comes from complex phytonutrients.
Secondly, fresh orange juice is chock full of enzymes antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin A, and B-complex. Pasteurized juice does not have any enzymes.
The water content will help your body hydrate and feel better. A huge cause of cramps is dehydration! So staying hydrated is key.
Matcha teaMatcha can help ease period cramps, thanks to an amino acid L-Theanine.
It can also help your body feel less achy because it contains EGCG, a polyphenol (or antioxidant) that reduces inflammation!
Also, it contains a little bit of caffeine for when you’re feeling a little bit sluggish.
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Ginger has been effective in relieving inflammation and pain, and it can help alleviate the pain associated with menstrual cramps.
Ginger also is used for nausea and an upset stomach, symptoms that sometimes accompany menstruation.
This smoothie is jam-packed with nutrition
Below is a chart of the nutrients found in just one smoothie recipe (4 cups of smoothie). As you can see, it’s loaded with nutrition to help cure menstrual cramps!
But what are some of the actual nutrients that help with reducing period cramps?
- Vitamin B complex – Many women have a B1 or thiamine deficiency that manifests as muscle pain, cramping, and sometimes fatigue—all symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Consuming more b vitamins can help reduce symptoms.
- Magnesium – Magnesium is a mineral that many women don’t get enough of. It helps reduce cramping caused by menstrual dysfunction and pain. Magnesium helps relax the uterine muscles, which is why menstrual pain occurs in the first place!
- Vitamin E – Vitamin E is a great supplement to include in your regimen. It improves menstrual pain via its anti-inflammatory actions and will help balance your hormones and menstrual flow.
- Vitamin K – There have been a variety of studies that show the impact of Vitamin K on menstrual bleeding and pain from cramping.
- Palmer College of Chiropractic published a literature study that showed women over the age of 24 need 65 milligrams of Vitamin K daily to counteract the PMS symptoms of cramping and heavy menstrual bleeding.
- Studies also show that while vitamin K and others are very helpful in treating the symptoms of PMS, they are much more effective if they are combined in a supplement with other herbs, minerals, and vitamins.
- Potassium – Too little potassium, calcium or magnesium in your diet can contribute to cramps.
- Vitamin C – Since vitamin C is an important factor for blood vessel formation and healing wounds, it can help women who suffer from PMS symptoms and heavy bleeding during their periods.
I could go on and on about different nutrients that help with reducing cramps, but at the end of the day, they all contribute in one way or another in helping you feel your best. Some hold more weight than others in their effect of helping, but they all hold an important role in helping!
I have this recipe for 4 cups, if you cannot eat that much, that’s quite alright! Start with 2 cups and see how you feel. Anyway, let’s get into this delicious and soothing menstrual cramp smoothie recipe!
Menstrual Cramp Remedy Smoothie Recipe
Are you looking for a simple home remedy cure for your painful cramps? Do you just want some dang relief from your painful cramps? Whether you suffer from menstrual cramps or muscle cramps, this smoothie will help with even the worst cramps! Ladies, this smoothie is tested and trust me, it works! And men, this smoothie can also be for you too if you're suffering from muscle cramps!
- 2 cups fresh orange juice
- 2 cups mango fresh or frozen
- 1.5 cups cilantro, chopped (about 1 bunch)
- 2 tsp matcha green tea powder optional
- 1 small chunk ginger optional
First juice your oranges, it is VERY important that you use fresh orange juice. The bottled stuff just won't give the same benefits
Add the orange juice, mango, cilantro, matcha green tea powder and ginger to the blender and blend on high speed until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!
You can double or triple this recipe and leave it in the fridge for up to 4 days. That way you don't have to keep making it and you'll always have it on hand for when you need it the most.