Healing Roots Pumpkin Spice Bread

Healing Roots Pumpkin Bread

All things pumpkin in the fall is pretty much a necessity.

I went into Trader Joe’s the other day and with just about everything pumpkin flavored, I couldn’t help myself but to gather up the ingredients for a delicious pumpkin spice bread. Most pre-made or packaged pumpkin treats are loaded with sugar and I mean loaded. It’s almost frustrating that in order to even enjoy these sort of seasonal flavors we can’t have it in it’s natural-ish form. 

When the sugar cravings hit or your hormones are all over the place, a big cookie or sugary & fat rich item is usually the go-to. This is the perfect treat or snack to help maintain healthy hormone levels (like insulin - which affect other hormones in your body)

So I’ve put together a recipe that I think you’ll enjoy, guilt-free. No processed sugar and pure pumpkin flavor. 

My favorite way to enjoy is a with a big cup of tea and some solitude. Happy Fall! 

Healing Roots Pumpkin Spice Bread

Serves: 6-8  

1.5 cups almond flour

1 egg

½ teaspoon of baking soda

1 pinch sea salt 

1 tablespoon of pumpkin spice seasoning 

⅓ cup pure maple syrup 

1 tablespoon almond butter

½ cup pumpkin puree 

1/2 tablespoon of vanilla extract

1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk 


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2. Grease 6 by 9 baking pan with oil

3. In a bowl, mix dry ingredients: almond flour, baking soda, pumpkin spice seasoning and sea salt. Then add the maple syrup, almond butter, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract and almond milk. 

4. If the batter is too dry, adjust ingredients with more almond milk or more batter depending on consistency.

5. Pour batter in the baking pan and smooth out. 

6. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Stick a toothpick in to make sure it is cooked all the way, if not allow to cook for a few minutes longer and continue checking on it.

Seed Cycling for Hormonal Balance

Seed Cycling for Hormonal Balance

If you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably tried a million things to get your hormones back on track or get your period on a regular cycle.

Who is Seed Cycling For

Seed cycling is a natural approach to balancing hormones to benefit those with polycystic ovarian syndrome, irregular cycles or PMS symptoms.

Start the Cycle: How To 

Seed cycling is fairly simple and I’ve provided you with a few instructions to help guide you. Every female is different so please take into consideration your personal body during this time. Your cycle might not line up exactly with the instructions below, but that’s ok!

It’s important to track your menstrual cycle or start a tracking date if you are not having a cycle. I suggest starting day 1 of seed cycling on the new moon if you’re not currently having a cycle- which means the first day of bleeding. This would put you to start ovulation on the full moon. There is a lot of ancient wisdom around syncing your cycle with the moon cycle. 

Essentially, as you track your cycle you will also eat different seeds. Day 1 signifies a period or the first day of bleeding (like I mentioned). From day 1 to day 14, you will eat 1-2 tablespoons of freshly ground flaxseeds, raw pumpkin seeds and goji berries. I suggest starting slow with the flaxseeds, around 2 teaspoons then working your way up as they are very high in fiber. These two seeds help to support estrogen metabolism and production during this phase of your cycle. This phase is called the follicular phase. Goji berries are traditionally used in Chinese medicine as a way to induce menstruation through estrogen support. This berry is bright red in color (quite symbolic eh?) and tart in taste. 

From days 15 until you start your next cycle or days 15-28 (if you’re not currently having a cycle) you will switch to 1-2 tablespoons of sesame seeds and sunflower seeds to support progesterone metabolism. This phase is called the luteal phase.

Make it Sacred

Enjoy the process and ritual of seed cycling. Our thoughts create energy throughout the physical body. If we put pressure on our bodies or expect perfection, often times we can become upset. Become more in touch with your true feminine side during this process. 

Be Patient

Sometimes, our bodies need time to heal and rebalance. Using more tools than one can also be helpful. I want to make sure you have all the tools you need. Because, personally when I went through my hormonal imbalance- I had nothing available until I advocated for myself. Now, let me help you. If you want to check out my full female hormone balancing kit just click here. Wishing you all happy hormones!