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Grab a delicious recipe from Dr Linia Patel and win a place on The Perimenopause Blueprint course – this is a 4-week online course that is led by leading female dietitians and nutritionists – including Linia.

Mood swings? Weight gain? Anxiety? Waking up to sweat-soaked pyjamas and bedsheets? Brain fog? Your (or your clients) body suddenly starts doing a lot of stuff differently. Perimenopause is when you might start noticing changes to her body, energy levels, memory and mood.  This can be 5-10 years before the menopause (when your periods finally end) and can easily be missed causing many people to suffer unnecessarily. Understanding what is happening to your body and identifying perimenopausal symptoms is key to starting to take control of the perimenopausal journey.

Hormone Healthy Recipe

Edamame hummus

A delicious alternative to chickpea hummus. Use it in your sandwich or spread it on crackers and or use it as a perfect dip for veg sticks or pita bread. Not only is it rich in protein and fibre, but edamame beans are also rich in isoflavones. These plant phytoestrogens may be useful in relieving perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms.


130g edamame beans precooked

100g green peas (frozen)

1 tbsp tahini

2 tbsp lemon juice (or lime juice)

Half a shallot (or a spring onion)

1 tbsp olive

Salt and pepper to season

Optional seasonings: chilli flakes, coriander leaves, mint leaves, garlic or parsley.


Combine the edamame beans, peas and all other ingredients except for the oil in a food processor or blender until smooth.

Pour in oil until the mixture is a creamy texture. Add your preferred seasoning.


Add some crème fraiche to make it into a pasta sauce.


Dr Linia Patel is offering the FitPro community the opportunity to WIN a FREE place on her new course – simply follow @perimenopauseblueprint and send a message to register interest. There are 3 places to win – the winners will be selected at random.

The Perimenopause Blueprint online course helps you navigate the maze of information out there and equips you with the tools to manage symptoms so you can feel like yourself again. The science-based lifestyle strategies help improve symptoms and ensure that you thrive through this phase of life.

And don’t forget if you want to get more knowledge on health and particularly on the menopause you can also access FitPro’s bestselling course Nutrition & the Menopause with Dr Linia Patel too.

About the author

Dr Linia Patel has a BSc degree in biochemistry and physiology and has recently achieved a PhD in public health. Linia is a leading dietitian and sports nutritionist. Her passion is translating nutritional science into easy-to-digest and practical advice.

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