Here are three sweet recipes that will help with your symptoms! Enjoy!
Easy-to-Make Vegan Fudge
2 cups of nondairy chocolate chips
1/2 cup of coconut cream, canned
1/2 cup of nondairy milk
Dash of salt
1 cup of chopped nuts, optional (or more!)
1 tsp of vanilla extract
In a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt chips with coconut cream, non-dairy milk, and salt. Remove from heat. Stir in nuts if desired and vanilla. Spread evenly into wax paper-lined small square pan. Place more chopped nuts on top if desired. Chill for 2 hours or until firm. Turn fudge onto cutting board, peel off paper and cut into squares. Store covered in fridge.
Dairy products often contain growth hormones and antibiotics that increase inflammation and pain. Women with endometriosis have hormonal imbalances, so consuming products with extra hormones only worsens symptoms. This treat does not contain any dairy, so you can eat them without worrying about the pain. The cacao in the chocolate reduces inflammation, so this treat will satisfy your sweet tooth and help with pain!
Vegan Hot Chocolate
300 ml Rude Health Almond Milk
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/3 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/3 teaspoon of vanilla powder (or a vanilla pod)
2 teaspoons of raw cacao powder
Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Add to a saucepan and warm over a low heat, making sure it doesn’t boil as this will destroy the nutrients. If you would like, keep it under 42c to maintain its raw state, which is when the turmeric and cacao are most beneficial.
Research has shown that the curcumin in turmeric actually has anti inflammatory effects, which helps with soothing pains. It also has strong anti-oxidant properties that defend the body from oxidative stress that decreases fertility. Cacao powder also helps with reducing inflammation. This drink will make you feel warm and fuzzy in no time!
1 cup nut milk (200ml)
1/4 cup (4 tbsp) chia seeds
1 tbsp chopped dates
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Banana or berries as topping
Optional: any extra toppings such as chopped nuts.
Serving size: 1 person
Pour the milk into a glass or jam jar. Add the chia seeds (1/4 cup/4 tbsp), chopped dates (1 tbsp) and vanilla extract (1/4 tsp) and give it a stir. Place in the fridge overnight (or for at least 15 minutes if you can’t wait). Top with some fresh berries or slices of banana. You can add any extra you like such as chopped nuts. Give it a stir when you eat it as the chopped dates will have fallen to the bottom.
Chia seeds are known to have many benefits that help with the symptoms of endometriosis. They contain omega 3, iron, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. They reduce inflammation, regulate hormone production, and relieve joint and muscle pain. Make sure to add chia seeds into your diet!