Smoothies tailored for mental wellbeing - symptom-specific smoothies.
Find the perfect blend of ingredients to calm your anxiety, lower your stress, or boost your mood.
Why use Smoothies to improve our mental health?
Smoothies are the most effective way to get lots of beneficial nutrients into the body quickly and easily. When feeling anxious, stressed, or even depressed, nutrition can have a significant positive impact on mental wellbeing. Not to mention a lot of the time, mental wellbeing issues are caused by nutritional deficiencies, so by mixing in lots of different healthy ingredients, you can make sure that you’re meeting your dietary needs.
The Calming smoothie
When making a smoothy for calming anxiety, it’s vital to get in ingredients full of Magnesium. Getting lots of Magnesium in your diet can have a positive effect on your mental and emotional state and magnesium deficiency is one of the leading causes of anxiety.
Our Magnesium Rich smoothy Recipe
- One banana
- Ten strawberries
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 cup almond milk
- 25g Flax seeds
- 4 x Ice cubes
- Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Enjoy!
The Stress-busting smoothie!
Choosing real, whole, fresh fruit and vegetables will significantly impact how stressed you feel. This smoothie is loaded with crucial nutrients and stable energy, which help you feel focused, balanced, and stress-free. It is rich in vitamin C, which helps combat stress, as well as antioxidants that help the brain properly transmit signals in the brain and to the rest of the body.
Citrus Pineapple Smoothie Recipe
– One ripe pineapple
– Four oranges, peeled
– One mango
– 1 – 2 cups coconut water (or regular water – the amount depends on how thick or thin you want it)
– 1-inch ginger root
– One lemon, peeled
Directions: Blend and enjoy!
The smoothie to Boost your Mood.
When it comes to ingredients that can help lift your mood, you need foods that contain lots of tryptophan, a precursor to Serotonin, AKA the neurotransmitter responsible for boosting your mood. As well as tryptophan, you also want to include fruits that contain plenty of VItamin B, especially those that contain Folate. These are vitally important for helping you produce the neurotransmitters responsible for improving your mood. By adding a sprinkle of Cinnamon you can also help balance out your blood sugar levels. With the addition of pineapple, you also lower inflammation levels, which can have a hugely positive effect on improving your mood.
- 50g banana, chopped
- 100g pineapple chunks
- 1tbsp oats
- 1tsp coconut oil
- ¼tsp CinnamonCinnamon
- almond milk or milk, to the line
Directions: Blend again and sip away!
Enhances top tip (or ingredient we should say.)
Try adding Greek Yogurt to your smoothie. Greek Yogurt is a beautiful food for looking after your gut health. Your gut health plays a much more significant role in influencing your mental wellbeing than you may realise, with 90% of Serotonin being produced in the gut and the gut health influencing the function of the vagus nerve, which, when functioning efficiently can also lead to better mental wellbeing.