Solving the Mid-Life Energy Crisis! How To Naturally Optimize Hormones For More Mojo, Less Stress and Better Fitness

by Belinda on April 26, 2015

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As the years go by our body, metabolism and hormones function less efficiently – while at the same time, the demands of life and our stress levels go up!  

This often leads to an “energy crisis”.   

  • You feel run down and tired.
  • You don’t sleep as well or wake up feeling rested and refreshed.
  • You don’t recover as quickly from a stressful day, busy events or workouts.
  • You feel mentally fatigued, find it difficult to concentrate and problem solve.

When we feel tired there’s a temptation to depend on sugar, refined carbs and coffee to get you through the day. But we can shift our energy from being anxious and exhausted to feeling relaxed, calm and alert.

This power-packed smoothie will:

  1. Provide you the right kind of long lasting energy
  2. Help reduce stress
  3. Manage your hunger and cravings
  4. Improve your fat burning metabolism
  5. Help soothe and regulate your digestion

Energy-Boosting Hormone-Balancing Breakfast Smoothie

  • 1 Cup of Coconut Milk
  • 2 Teaspoons of Red Maca Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon of Matcha (Japanese Green Tea Powder)
  • 2 Teaspoons of Chia Seeds
  • 1 Cup of Pineapple
  • 1 Kiwi Fruit (include skin)
  • Handful of Fresh Mint
  • 1/2 Cup of Water or Ice

Any questions please post below and please let me know how this goes!


P.S. If you’d love more guidance on how to feel feel and look great again (despite your changing metabolism and hormones) please check out my Get Lean Program. I’ll help you get your body and life by back by taking you step by step through losing weight, getting rid of cellulite and building lean, body toning muscle — in a healthyhormonally-friendly and sustainable way.


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Soniz May 28, 2017 at 8:59 am

Hi Bel,
This looks good. I am in month three; so, with the coconut milk as an ingredient, I was wondering if this is appropriate for breakfast.

I will use two kiwi’s and 1\2 cup of blueberries, due to pineapple allergies.

In two weeks I go back to month two regime for long run. Would this be appropriate then (assuming yes).

Thank you.


Belinda May 28, 2017 at 3:54 pm

Hi Soniz, yes this is fine. If you feel too “full” or not hungry prior to your next snack go half water, half coconut milk. Or use almond milk instead. The blueberries will be great. Yes this is fine for the long run. I usually recommend alternating with one of my other Get Lean Breakfasts for variety :) I hope this helps and keep going!! Let us know about your 12 week results in our Get Lean Facebook Community! XOXO


Fran April 14, 2017 at 9:12 am

This might sound daft but how much is a cup?


Belinda April 14, 2017 at 3:28 pm

Hi Fran, I am using a metric cup which is 250mls. A tea cup is also OK as a measure. Does this help? Bel XO


sr September 13, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Can I use oat milk or other milk instead of coconut milk?


Belinda September 13, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Yes absolutely! That’s my second best preference :) Bel XO


samantha September 9, 2016 at 3:06 pm

hi! was wondering if i needed to use canned coconut milk or could i use the one in the carton? (more of a “beverage” coconut milk)
thank you!


Belinda September 13, 2016 at 3:23 pm

Hi Sam, either is OK, just check for unnecessary additives. And that the can is BPA free :)

Bel XO


Jen September 1, 2016 at 12:01 am

What can I add instead of kiwi fruit as I am allergic to it…?


Belinda September 1, 2016 at 1:23 am

Hi Jen, blueberries are good – add 1/2 cup :) Enjoy!! XO


Elaine August 30, 2016 at 2:34 pm

Is there anything I can use instead of pineapple? Thanks :)


Belinda August 30, 2016 at 2:45 pm

Hi Elaine, no other fruits contain bromelain but papaya has very similar and excellent benefits. Or you could use two kiwi fruit and 1/2 cup of blueberries if you wish. I hope this helps, please let me know how it goes! Bel xo


Katie August 26, 2016 at 3:59 pm

Thank you! I have the brown maca powder, is it ok to use this instead of the red?


Belinda August 26, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Hi Katie, yes the brown is very good also, especially for energy. The red has the added benefit of being extra effective in balancing the female hormones. Let me know how it goes!! XO


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