Supporting yourself during each phase of your cycle just got easier. We’ve worked with clinical research to create these goodies and ensure that the whole ingredients included will nourish your body while wildly satisfying your tastebuds. Our subscription option runs monthly and you’ll receive 2 treats/phase. A total of 8 treats to make your menstrual cycle a bit more supported and festive.
Phase 1: Menstrual Phase: The Chocolate Cup with Ginger + Honey
We've got willy wonka (+ his golden ticket) beat with this decadent chocolate cup, which is sweetened with honey instead of processed sugar. Cacao is chock-full of magnesium, a key nutrient we lose while on our periods. It helps to relax our muscles and keeps our digestive track moving in the right direction. It also helps with cramping and can help elevate mood. A go-to treat for a cozy monthly moment.
Phase 2: Follicular Phase: Cinnamon Oat Cookie
Our Cinnamon Almond Butter Oatmeal Cookie is subtly sweet and nutty and falls apart in your mouth. In the follicular phase, our bodies are working hard to grow a new egg, properly metabolize estrogen, and prepare for ovulation. Hormone experts recommend supporting our gut as much as possible during this time by eating sprouted and fermented foods to help pre-digest nutrients so our digestion doesn’t have to work extra hard. Oats are a great source of a specific type of fiber called beta-glucan, which acts as a prebiotic for beneficial bacteria in our gut microbiome. Some of these little microbes in our gut help eliminate excess estrogen, which is important throughout the entire cycle, but especially as our hormone levels begin to increase (we don’t want to build estrogen up too high, too quickly).
Phase 3: Ovulatory Phase: Lemon Poppyseed Bite
Lemon me tell you..this raw bite is refreshing and perfectly sweet taste. Estrogen levels continue to rise and peak just after ovulation, so it is important to continue to reach for fiber and antioxidant-rich foods during this phase to support the body’s production of a powerful antioxidant called glutathione, which helps support the liver in detoxifying. This ensures any excess estrogen can be metabolized (read: flushed out so that it doesn’t hang around your body) and help avoid excess build-up, which can create PMS symptoms. Foods rich in vitamin C, such as lemon, help the body produce more glutathione through recycling. Plus — besides being totally delicious, lemons are high in vitamin C, which helps your body absorb iron. This is a reason to cheer when we're losing anywhere from four tablespoons to one cup of blood every month. Time to replenish.
Phase 4: Luteal Phase: The Sweet Potato Brownie
If you haven't noticed already, we're a lot about comfort and these Sweet Potato Brownies are no exception. This treat is perfect for when those carb-cravings kick in and help support your body with their vitamin-b packed goodness, helping to say goodbye to tender breasts. Complex carbs have also been shown to help boost serotonin and dopamine (the "happy hormones"), which deplete when our progesterone drops in the luteal phase.
What does "hormone-supportive" mean?
When we say hormone-supportive, we are referring to whole foods that help to replenish certain micronutrients we can lose during the ebb and flow of hormones. Studies have shown that as our hormones ebb and flow during our cycle, certain micronutrients are depleted. The depletion of certain nutrients is what causes many of us pain and discomfort (physically and emotionally) throughout our menstrual cycle. By focusing on certain micronutrients and choosing whole foods that help to replenish those nutrients (think cacao, sweet potatoes, honey and oats), we create treats that both support our bodies and satisfy our taste buds.
Are your treats gluten free, vegan or raw?
All of our treats are gluten free, dairy free, soy free + naturally sweetened. Some of our treats are vegan, some are raw. Next to every treat in our shop, you'll find the ingredients and labels to alert you to any food categories it falls into. So, whether you’re a menstruator, pregnant, postpartum, identify as male or a child (our toddler loves our treats!) — we’ve got you covered.
How are your treats sweetened?
Because sugar is known to increase inflammation in the body, we avoid using processed sugar such as cane sugar. Our treats are sweetened with natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, dates, monk sweetener or coconut sugar to name a few.
Are your ingredients organic?
Some of our ingredients are organic while some aren’t, but we always source from high-quality businesses who value integrity in both their process and product.
What if my cycle isn't regular?
If your cycle isn't regular or if you don't get a period, you'll have the option to order a treat whenever the moment strikes. You can mix and match treats, try new ones, buy your favorite oldies-but-oh-so-goodies and load up to freeze and save for later. We've seen it all! Packaged upon order and shipped within 2-5 days. Because healthy delicious treats are an important part of self-care, anytime for any reason.
What’s the benefit of a subscription?
If you’re looking for something to help you support your hormonal wellness regimen and want to eat a treat that’s going to help support you per phase, you’ll want to check out our subscription. You’ll receive 2 treats/per phase (a total of 8 treats) that are created to help replenish certain micronutrients lost and help support your body in the specific way it needs during each phase (menstrual, follicular, ovulation and luteal). You’ll also save 10%/per treat by signing up for a subscription! Your subscription is delivered to your door on a monthly basis and can be canceled at anytime.
Can I cancel my subscription?
Yes! You can cancel your subscription at anytime. Just head to your profile or email our team.
Can I gift these to my friend? I think they’d make an awesome birthday/new baby/I love you gift!
Yes! Moon Cycle Bakery started with the notion (and act) of how healing giving is and that we all deserved to be acknowledged and seen during a vulnerable and sometimes challenging time of the month. You can order any treats, mixes and non-treat mercantile to be shipped directly to your friend’s house with a gift message attached.