Menopause Frozen Yoghurt Bark
A refreshing healthy treat to help ease menopause symptoms
Menopausal symptoms are brought on by fluctuating hormones. This frozen yoghurt bark is a healthy cooling snack packed full of delicious ingredients that can help combat these symptoms. It is especially great paired with a refreshing chilled glass of our Take a Pause Menopause support tea.It is so quick and easy to make, and feels like a real treat. The choice of ingredients are also very adaptable - you can use dairy free yoghurt and agave syrup if vegan. Different flavoured yoghurts (coconut works well with mango and lime zest). You can also add oats if you want to make it a more filling, slow release energy breakfast on a hot day.
250g greek yoghurt (full fat or low fat)
2 tsp honey/maple syrup (to taste)
A handful of berries (cherries, blueberries and raspberries all work well, if using strawberries chop up in to smaller pieces)
1 tbsp chopped Pecan nuts (You can use any nuts here or chia/pumpkin seeds)
1 - 2 squares of Dark Chocolate chopped (again pick your favourite)
Add a sheet of baking paper to a baking tray. Spread the yoghurt on top until it is about the thickness of a £1 coin.
Drizzle over the honey/maple syrup, and gently swirl through the yoghurt.
Sprinkle the yoghurt with your choice of seeds or nuts.
Top with the berries and chocolate chips.
Put in the freezer for 3 hours and then cut/break into chunks before devouring
Yoghurt - dairy products, such as milk, yoghurt and cheese, contain calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and vitamins D and K — all of which are essential for bone health.
Nuts, pumpkin/chia seeds - studies have shown that omega rich foods such as nuts and seeds can decrease the frequency of hot flashes and the severity of night sweats. They are also full of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, and give you vital nutrients to help support your nervous system, keep your skin supple and help with mood.
Berries - research has shown that dark berries can help lower blood pressure in menopausal women.
Chocolate chips - Everything is better with chocolate, right? Eating dark chocolate will satisfy sweet cravings and combat depression and other mood changes during menopause. It contains magnesium which can help raise serotonin levels, which are responsible for stabilising mood.
We recommend these teas to help support you through your menopause journey...
To ease the most common symptoms of perimenopause, our Take A Pause Menopause Tea is best. With herbs to support reducing hot flushes, supporting sleep, easing anxiety, improving mood, easing brain fog and giving a low caffeine and high theanine drink.
Night Owl, for aiding sleep and bringing a moment of calm. With whole chamomile flowers, lavender, valerian root, limeflowers and cornflowers.