Recipe: Follicular Phase Hormone Balancing Bites (seed cycling series)

The yummiest bites to promote happy, healthy hormones! The ingredients in this recipe all work to balance hormones and restore your bodies natural menstrual cycle.

Estrogen is the dominant hormone in the first half of the menstrual cycle (the follicular phase). Estrogen is involved in follicle maturation and development of the uterine lining. 

These bites have key hormone balancing ingredients such as flax seeds and pumpkin seeds. These seeds are made of lignans which contain phytoestrogen compounds and decrease the risk of chronic hormonal imbalances. Women who consume a diet rich in phytoestrogens have been found to decrease their chances of developing breast cancer. 

The Vitality Bar by: Beauty Bar Chocolate contains powerful superfoods and adaptogens that also help stabilize hormone levels. 

A huge thank you to Mikaela Recchia (instagram: @mikaelarecchia) for the information in this post and the delicious recipe) 

Key Ingredients:

Maca helps balance hormones for sustained energy and happiness.

Ginseng has been shown to improve mood and mental focus.

Horsetail which is a plant and a completely vegan source of collagen for glowing skin.

This Chocolate Bar is Beauty Bar Chocolate's sweetest bar yet and we have been told it tastes like a “brownie”. 

This recipe is a perfect way to incorporate all of the benefits of these seeds as well as the adaptogens and superfoods during your follicular phase and bonus it is a delicious treat! 


1+ 1/2 cup shredded coconuts

3/4 fresh ground pumpkin seeds

3/4 cup fresh ground flax seeds

8 medjool dates

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup grass fed melted ghee

1/2 juice of a lemon

1 chopped Vitality Bar (Beauty Bar Chocolate)


Grind all ingredients together in a food processor except chopped beauty bar chocolate bar.

Once combined, remove ingredients from food processor.

Using a spatula or spoon: mix in the vitality bar by beauty bar chocolate.

Using a teaspoon roll mix into balls.

Top with your favourites!

(some topping ideas include: hemp seeds, more superfood chocolate, cinnamon almond butter + anything your heart desires!) 

Recipe and information provided by: Mikaela Recchia (instagram: @mikaelarecchia) 

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