Summer recipes perfect for menstruation!

Des recettes estivales parfaites pendant les règles !

The Elia team shares with you its perfect summer recipes to make during your period in summer: a starter, a main course, a drink and a dessert! A fresh and light menu to face the summer temperatures, but especially full of omega 3 and magnesium, which according to some studies would be effective on the long term against dysmenorrhea.

The summer recipe for a good starter to enjoy during your period: spinach soup

Preparation for 2 persons:

- 500g of fresh spinach shoots

- 10cl of crème fraiche (or crème dr riz for a vegan version)

- 250cl of organic vegetable stock

- 1 tablespoon of rapeseed oil

- 1/2 onion

- 1/2 clove of garlic

1- Sauté the onion and garlic in a pan with the oil, over low heat for 5 minutes.

2- Add the spinach until it is reduced and pour in the broth. Add salt to taste and cook for about 10 minutes.

3- Blend the mixture and pour the cream. Season to taste.

4- Let it cool down before tasting. You can also add nuts to your soup like walnuts or roasted almonds.

Summer recipe of a dish to taste during your period: Lentil, tofu and dried fig salad

Preparation of the tofu for 2 persons :

  • rapeseed oil
  • low-salt soy sauce
  • corn flour

1- The day before, dry the tofu well (for example, you can press it between two towels under a heavy book for at least 2 hours) then cut it into small pieces.

2- In order to make the tofu lose more water, you can also freeze it overnight and thaw it the next day in the microwave or in a colander, then press it well under a towel.

3- Gather the tofu pieces in a bowl and add the equivalent of about 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, then mix it all together with your hands, so that the tofu soaks all the soy.

4- Repeat the operation with the rapeseed oil

5- Repeat the operation with the corn flour, and rub the pieces of tofu together so that there is no more excess flour.

6 - Cook the tofu pieces in a suitable dish in the oven for about 20 minutes.

7 - Let cool before adding to the salad. You can also use this tofu preparation for many other dishes. It replaces chicken to turn all your meals into vegetarian dishes!

Salad preparation for 2 people:

  • 70g of green lentils
  • 100g of prepared tofu
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon low-sugar soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of rapeseed oil

1- Cook the lentils in water as indicated in the preparation instructions, with the chopped white onion.

2- Once cooked, listen to the lentils and put them under cold water to cool them down.

3- Cut the dried figs in small pieces and spread them in the lentils, together with the prepared and cooled tofu.

4- Add oil, balsamic vinegar and low-salt soy sauce.

5- Serve with iced tea or mineral water and enjoy!

A refreshing drink to drink during her period: Iced ginger, peppermint and raspberry leaves infusion

For 1.5 liters of infusion

  • 1 piece of ginger
  • 1 pinch of dried peppermint leaves
  • 1 pinch of dried raspberry leaves

1- Cut the ginger in small pieces, and extract the juice with a garlic press. Pour the juice obtained in a carafe.

2- In a tea ball, put a pinch of dried peppermint leaves and a pinch of dried raspberry leaves.

3- Fill the carafe with mineral water and add the tea ball.

4- Leave to infuse overnight in the refrigerator. Drink well chilled, and if you wish, add a little lemon juice for an even cooler effect!

A delicious dessert to enjoy during your period: Chia seed pudding

Serves 2:

  • 4 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 400 ml almond or cashew milk (your choice)
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Fruit coulis and/or muesli of your choice

1- In two glasses, pour the chia seeds and the almond or cashew milk in equal parts. Add the honey and vanilla extract.

2- Let swell in the fridge for at least 1 hour, but preferably the day before.

3- Add the fruit coulis and/or mueslis of your choice and enjoy!

To accompany you all summer long during your period and enjoy the sea and the pool without constraint, we have developed our Arielle menstrual swimsuit to wear with our menstrual panties!

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