Banana muffins: not totally at the top of the list of items you’re grasping for when you’re in the throes of PMS. But, while chocolate is your bestie, try pairing it with this recipe.
Here’s why: Bananas provide cramp-busting potassium and vitamin B6, a hormone regulator that may help reduce water retention, depression, and other PMS symptoms. And buy yoghurt that delivers calcium and vitamin D: the dynamic duo has been shown to slash PMS symptoms by up to 40 percent. Add magnesium-rich walnuts to the mix – the mineral, which may reduce irritability and stabilise blood sugar, can help you control PMS-fueled “I want to devour everything” urges.
Banana, Yoghurt And Walnut Muffins
Prep: 10 min Cook: 22 min
1 1/4 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup rice flour
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup plain yogurt
3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup grapeseed oil
1/4 cup walnut pieces
1. Preheat oven to 190°C.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together oatmeal, flour, flaxseed, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, yoghurt, bananas, honey and oil. Add flour mixture and fold in the walnuts.
4. Spoon the batter into paper-lined muffin trays. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until the tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool on a wire rack.
Makes 12. Per 83g muffin: 921kJ, 10g fat (1g sat), 160mg sodium, 31g carbs, 3g fibre, 16g sugars, 4g protein