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Edamame and White Bean Salad

With 27 grams of protein per serving of this salad, this edamame and white bean salad is proof that you don't need to cook to reach your protein goals! But beyond the protein, it is loaded with many of the other vitamins and minerals you need for a happy gut and nourished body.

Ingredients for the menstrual phase: edamame, white kidney beans, kale, miso. During your menstrual phase, you want to focus on warm, comforting cooking methods to warm up your uterus. From the nutrition side, you want to stock up on micronutrients that are the building blocks of blood. Your hormones are at their lowest levels and energy is low, so keep your blood sugar steady with low GI foods.

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Kidney beans are a wonderful addition to your menstrual phase because they are loaded with iron, phosphorus, and potassium which help build healthy blood, and are also a great source of protein and fiber.

Miso and edamame are phytoestrogens, as most soy-based products are, which means they mimic the effects of estrogen in our bodies. During menstrual, this is great as it can help boost mood and energy - but try to avoid soy in the later phases to ensure your body is effectively flushing out excess estrogen.


Edamame and White Bean Salad

Serves: 3 Active Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes



  • 1 can white kidney beans, aka cannellini

  • 1 ½ cup edamame

  • 0.5 English cucumber, chopped

  • 3 cups baby kale, or mixed greens, chopped

  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped

  • ⅓ cup red onion, chopped


  • 1 Tbsp white miso

  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tsp sesame oil

  • 1 lime, juiced


  1. Prep and chop all the ingredients

  2. Add all the ingredients for the salad into a serving bowl

  3. Mix the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl. Pour over the salad!


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