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Smoothie Recipes for Menstrual Cramps


Are you trying to find healthy smoothie recipes that are good for women with painful periods and menstrual cramps? This section of our Guide to Treating Menstrual Cramps with Food contains smoothie recipes and other healthy drink recipes that call for some of the best anti-cramping foods including bananas, pineapple, dark cocoa powder, and yogurt. And the best thing is, the smoothies included here are a cinch to make – regardless of whether you're using a Vitamix, NutriBullet, or just a regular blender!


Cucumber Honeydew Smoothie

This refreshing, low-calorie smoothie is an excellent source of calcium and magnesium, two important minerals for fighting menstrual cramps.

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Cantaloupe Smoothie with Probiotics

The delicious combination of cantaloupe melon and yoghurt in this smoothie packs a powerful punch of nutrients that help ward off menstrual cramps. These include calcium, vitamin B3, vitamin B6, and zinc — to mention a few.

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Pineapple and Banana Smoothie

This pleasantly sweet smoothie combining bananas and pineapple provides you with plenty of nutrients to help fight menstrual cramps and bloating. It is particularly rich vitamin B6 and potassium.

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Hot Chocolate with Almond Milk

This hot chocolate is made with dark cocoa powder and almond milk, both of which are packed with magnesium. Evidence suggests magnesium deficiency may be a cause of menstrual pain in some women and that restoring magnesium levels to normal can progressively reduce the severity and duration of menstrual cramps. Magnesium has also been shown to relieve back pain associated with menstruation.

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Refreshing Cucumber Smoothie with Probiotic Bacteria

This refreshing, low-calorie smoothie is an excellent source of calcium and magnesium, two important minerals for fighting menstrual cramps.

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Want More Recipes?

For more recipes that help prevent and control menstrual cramps, please visit the main recipe directory of HealWithFood.org's Guide to Fighting Menstrual Cramps.

You may also want to check out the diet section which presents 7 diet tips for easing menstrual cramps and pain. Be also sure to take a look at the overview of the best foods for fighting menstrual cramps.