Happy Hormones Quinoa Salad

This quinoa salad is a nutty and wholesome lunch option. The combination of avocado and protein rich quinoa makes this a wonderful salad for balancing hormones reducing skin inflammation and boosting skin hydration whilst keeping hunger levels at bay.  Broccoli is abundant in liver loving nutrients to keep the body’s detoxification system in check, whilst edamame beans contain a healthy profile of protein and phytoestrogen to keep the skin looking youthful and firm. Parsley is a beautiful addition to this salad as it a great skin food for balancing oil production.

Happy Hormones Quinoa Salad

Serves 2


1 cup cooked Quinoa
5-10 Broccoli Florets, lightly boiled or steamed
¼ cup Edamame Beans, lightly boiled or steamed
1 Cucumber, chopped (peel if desired)
1 Avocado
3 tablespoons Basil, chopped
½ cup Parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons Flaxseed Oil
1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan Salt
 Juice of 1/2 a Lemon or Lime


  • To cook the quinoa, use one part rinsed quinoa to two parts water. Simmer, covered, for 30 to 40 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed and the germ turns opaque and splits from the seed, it will resemble small curls.
  • Toss with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Note: Cooked quinoa will keep for four days in the fridge.
  • Lightly boil or steam broccoli and edamame beans.
  • Chop the cucumber into small cubes. Cut the avocado into small cubes.
  • Combine herbs, quinoa and vegetables in a large bowl.
  • Add flaxseed, lemon juice, apple cider and pinch of Himalayan salt.
  • Enjoy! Your skin and hormones will love you for it.

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Anna Mitsios

Adv. Dip. Naturopathy. Adv. Dip. Nutrition. B.Com (Honours)

Anna’s career began in the corporate sector, where she specialised in corporate finance and private banking for over ten years working in Sydney and New York for a large Australian bank. Anna’s career change was sparked by her own health journey, following a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at 18 years of age. Her diagnosis triggered her intense study of botanicals and nutrition to manage auto-immune condition and assist others in attaining optimal health. Anna has been involved in the pursuit of herbal medicine and nutrition for over 15 years, with a focus on fertility, women’s and chidlren’s health. Anna’s naturopathy career has included working as a naturopath within a reputable natural fertility clinic in Sydney, within a pharmacy and health food store and running her own naturopathy practice. Anna is committed to creating products founded on naturopathic philosophies, using wildcrafted and exotic ingredients and encouraging her clients and people who use her skincare to nourish their skin, from the inside-out.

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