Mood-Boosting Smoothie

September 18, 2017

Smoothies can be a simple and fun way to not only add nutrients to your diet, but to help you balance your mood!
 

If you’ve been feeling sluggish, irritable and craving sugar, this smoothie recipe can help to give you an energy boost so you feel less cranky during the day. Once you add more smoothies into your week, you may crave less caffeine and sugar to keep your energy going. You can then begin making healthier choices with your meals to feel overall lighter and happier!

 

The brain is primarily made up of fat and needs it consistently to function properly. Fats are significantly involved in neurotransmitter function, including serotonin levels. When these are affected, many people tend to feel anxious, depressed, stressed, and exhausted.

 

This smoothie recipe incorporates healthy fat from avocado, coconut milk and walnuts.
 

In addition, it contains cinnamon, spinach and bananas, which are loaded with nutrients involved with neurotransmitters and blood sugar.

 

Avocados contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid that is beneficial to the mind and body. 77% of avocado’s calories are from fat, making it one of the fattiest plant foods. They also contain more potassium than bananas and other nutrients.

 

Coconut milk contains fatty acids, magnesium, electrolytes and more to help the body de-stress and lessen fatigue.

 

Walnuts have the highest amounts of omega-3 fatty acids compared to other nuts. They also contain protein, helping to balance blood sugar and keep you full longer.

 

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