Nettle Infused Pineapple Smoothie For Balanced Hormones

Learn how to make nettle infused pineapple smoothie for balanced hormones. Discover how nettle can support adrenal and hormone health naturally. Learn about its rich nutrient content, anti-inflammatory properties, and potential adaptogenic effects.

Learn How To Make Nettle Infused Pineapple Smoothie For Balanced Hormones

If you are low in enegry or feel like your adrenals are out of whack, you will love this nettle-infused pineapple smoothie.

I have been feeling wiped out and out of balance lately. The beginning of the year was not easy for me, and stress has been taking a toll on my health and hormones. I had a hard time staying focused and keeping my energy stable. My adrenals are telling me to take it easy and relax, so it is time to give my adrenals some much-needed rest and show them the love they rightfully deserve!

The timing couldn’t be more perfect, actually, as I am leaving for a 10-day vacation in a couple of days. In the meantime, I’m drinking water with Celtic salt and liquid minerals to improve adrenal function. No coffee or alcohol for a while. I’m also taking lots of vitamin C (food-grade not ascorbic acid) and making lots of nettle infusions.

I decided to reach out for stinging nettle power and the old folk remedy used for generations to help with adrenal and hormone health.

Nettle – An Ancient European Herb

Stinging nettle is an ancient herb used in Europe for centuries. It grows wild everywhere, including in Poland, where I came from. My childhood memories often take me to my grandma, who used to make juice from stinging nettles and stinging nettle soup. She also forged them and dried the nettles above the stove; then, she served us stinging nettle teas and nettle infusions to help us detox when someone in my family had a urinary tract infection.

Stinging nettles have fantastic health benefits. They help with urinary tract infections and liver and kidney detox. They support digestion, hormonal health, allergies, and blood sugar regulation. They help prevent anemia, joint pain, and eczema. They aid in decreased menstrual flow, stimulate hair growth, promote lactation, and are a natural antihistamine remedy.

Health Benefits of Stinging Nettles. 

Stinging nettles contain many minerals…, including magnesium, calcium, iron, cobalt, potassium, manganese boron, iodine, zinc, sulfur, and copper. They are also rich in vitamins, including vitamins C, B, D, and K. Nettles contain chlorophyll, which is helpful with liver detoxification and alkalization. We need all those minerals and vitamins to be healthy, and with such rampant soil depletion nowadays, we need as many as we can get.

Making an herbal infusion with stinging nettles and other herbs will help bring your body into balance. Herbs are food, and the body always utilizes nutrients from food over supplements. So, the more nutrients you get from food, the better.

How To Make Stining Nettle Infusion

Stinging nettle infusions help strengthen the adrenals; they help relieve anxiety and build steady, focused energy. I do know from my own personal experience that when my adrenals are overworked, they overreact, giving me sudden sensations of fear, nervousness, and anxiety.

Stinging nettles also help stabilize mood. Nettle infusion will help you build steady energy throughout the day. This infusion is right for you if you are struggling with low energy. If you struggle with getting out of bed without coffee, this infusion is for you. If you can’t relax without drinking a glass of wine, this infusion will help you slow down and breathe.

Some people might be discouraged by the taste of nettles, but I strongly encourage you to try them. You will get used to it, and if you really do not like the taste, you can add some cherry juice to make it more palatable.

These infusions are a great addition to adrenal recovery. I use nettles in my kitchen all year round. I drink juice from nettles and make infusions, soups, infused honey, and teas. I add them to bone broths, salads, and egg omelets. You can make wilted nettles with some garlic, olive oil, or butter.

You may be curious how you can eat them since they sting. Well, the solution is easy. When you pour hot water over fresh nettles, it stops their stinging effect, and then you can freely add them to any dish you want.

How do you make juice from nettles?

  • Harvest or buy fresh nettles. Ensure that you have enough because nettles could be more juicy. If your nettles are too dry, soak them in hot water for a couple of minutes so they plump and yield more juice. Then, you can juice them using a juicer.
  • Drink 1-2 tablespoons a day.
  • You can store the juice in the refrigerator for up to one week and freeze it as well.

How to make a nettle infusion?

I always return to my grandma’s recipe for stinging nettle infusion to support adrenal function. 

  • Steep 1½ cups dried nettles, ¼ cup lemon balm, ¼ cup dried hibiscus in 2 liters of hot water for at least 8 hours. 
  • Strain the herbs and warm them up. 
  • You are welcome to add some honey or maple syrup if you want to.
  • You can add any spice, lemon, or lime juice.


  • Steep the nettles only in hot (not boiling!) water. Do not boil because boiling will reduce enzymes and vitamins.
  • Cover the pot with a plate while you are steeping to protect the volatile oils in the plants from escaping the steam.
  • You can add any other desired herbs, like dandelion, clover, mint or birch for more health properties.
  • You can add any spices you like to the infusion.
  • You can also add the infusion to your smoothies.

I used the stinging nettle infusion in my pineapple and nettle smoothie.

Nettle and Pineapple: A Dynamic Duo

Nettle, a humble herb often considered a pesky weed, is a powerhouse of nutrition. It’s rich in vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron. But what makes nettle truly exceptional is its ability to support hormonal health. It contains compounds that may help modulate estrogen levels, making it particularly beneficial for women experiencing hormonal fluctuations.

On the other hand, pineapple brings its own set of health benefits to the table. This tropical fruit is loaded with bromelain, an enzyme known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, pineapple is a good source of vitamin C and manganese, which are important for hormone synthesis and regulation.

Benefits for Nettle For Adrenals

Nettle may support adrenal health through its rich nutrient content, anti-inflammatory properties, and potential adaptogenic effects. It provides essential vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium, crucial for adrenal function and stress response regulation. Additionally, its anti-inflammatory properties may help mitigate inflammation associated with chronic stress, thus supporting adrenal health. While more research is needed to fully understand its effects, nettle’s potential adaptogenic properties could aid in the body’s ability to adapt to stressors, potentially benefiting adrenal function.

Benefits of Nettle For Hormone Health

Nettle, scientifically known as Urtica dioica, has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for its various health benefits. When it comes to hormonal health, nettle offers several mechanisms that make it beneficial:

1. Phytoestrogen Content: Nettle contains compounds known as phytoestrogens, which are plant-based substances that mimic the activity of estrogen in the body. These compounds, such as lignans and flavonoids, can help modulate estrogen levels, potentially supporting hormonal balance, particularly in women experiencing menopausal symptoms or menstrual irregularities.

2. Anti-inflammatory Properties: Chronic inflammation can disrupt hormonal balance by affecting hormone production and regulation. Nettle possesses anti-inflammatory properties attributed to compounds like quercetin and kaempferol. By reducing inflammation, nettle may indirectly support hormone balance.

3. Nutrient Density: Nettle contains vitamins and minerals essential for hormone synthesis and regulation. It contains vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron. These nutrients play crucial roles in various hormonal processes, including thyroid function, adrenal health, and reproductive function.

4. Support for Adrenal Health: The adrenal glands produce hormones such as cortisol, which is vital in the body’s stress response. Chronic stress can disrupt hormonal balance and lead to adrenal fatigue. Nettle has been suggested to support adrenal health by modulating the stress response, potentially helping to balance cortisol levels.

5. Detoxification Support: Nettle has diuretic properties, meaning it may promote the elimination of waste and toxins from the body through urine. Effective detoxification is essential for hormonal balance, as it helps remove excess hormones and metabolic byproducts that can interfere with hormonal signaling.

6. Blood Sugar Regulation: Fluctuations in blood sugar levels can impact hormone balance, particularly insulin and cortisol. Some research suggests that nettle may help regulate blood sugar levels, which can support hormonal balance by reducing stress on the endocrine system.

As with any herbal remedy, it’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating nettle into your regimen, especially if you have underlying health conditions or are taking medications.

So why not start your day with a nettle infused pineapple smoothie and give your hormones the love and attention they deserve? Cheers to balanced hormones and vibrant health!

Here Is My Other Favorite Smoothie Recipe: Berry Smoothie!

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Nettle Infused Pineapple Smoothie For Balanced Hormones

Mint, Pineapple and Nettle Infusion Smoothie Recipe

Learn how to make nettle ifused piannaple smoothie for balanced hormones. Discover how nettle can support adrenal and hormone health naturally. Learn about its rich nutrient content, anti-inflammatory properties, and potential adaptogenic effects.
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Course: Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: Dairy-free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, whole30
Keyword: healthy smoothie, herbal smoothie, nettle infusion, smoothie
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 509kcal
Author: Angie


  • 1 cup

    nettle infusion

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup


  • 1 cup


  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp mint chopped
  • juice from 1 lime

  • salt pinch
  • stevia to taste if needed


  • Put everything in the blender and blend until smooth.


Serving: 2g | Calories: 509kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 726mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2458IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 7mg

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