Best Smoothies To Help You Boost Your Mood

Everyone’s mood depends on the environment he or she is exposed to. Although challenging life events fill us with extreme emotions, our thought patterns and daily routine can also significantly affect our feelings and behavior. One trigger for anxiety and depression is our eating habits.

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In this article, we will discuss the best smoothies to help you manage your negative emotions and boost your mood.

Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie

The combination of complex carbs in oats contributes to fueling the brain. It helps you think on your feet and dig deep into your knowledge bank. At the same time, the amino acid tyrosine obtained from the protein powder keeps you more mentally alert. Since your brain is at its peak, you won’t be able to think about negative thoughts.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of oats
  • 1 cup of skim milk
  • 1 teaspoon of maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • Handful of ice

 

“Studies have shown that different colors often produce different psychological, emotional, and physical effects. The color blue, for instance, is often used in marketing material to convey a sense of calmness.” – Richard Shuster, PsyD

 

Mint Chamomile Elixir

If you want to reduce the levels of your stress and anxiety, you might want to take the key ingredients of this smoothie—chamomile, and mint. Chamomile has various therapeutic benefits such as its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and relaxant properties. The scent of mint alone has been proven to reduce the vulnerability of an individual to stress.

When these two ingredients combine in one cup, they harness a calming effect that soothes the emotional state of an individual.

Ingredients

  • 1 piece of peeled orange
  • 1 ½ oz of swiss chard
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 2 sprigs of fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoon of chamomile flower
  • 1 piece of banana
  • 1 cup of water
  • ½ juiced lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
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“Do you experience one big emotion that overwhelms you for a long time? If you look in the mirror, does your facial expression reveal what you’re feeling? Write down what you learn.” – Deborah Serani, PSyD

Banana Booster

The creaminess and sweetness of the Banana Booster will surely put a huge smile on your face in just one sip. The combination of the feel-good chemical called dopamine and magnesium, zinc, and vitamin C will help you sustain that kind of mood throughout the day.

Ingredients

  • 2 pitted dates
  • ¼ cup of raw cashews
  • 1 piece of frozen banana
  • 1 ¼ cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • Handful of ice

Pineapple Kiwi Kalm

Do you experience difficulty sleeping? If this is the case, the Pineapple Kiwi Kalm should be your go-to smoothie! It contains zinc for relieving anxiety, amino acids for lower blood pressure, and kale for sound sleeping. Make sure to drink this to help you sleep like a baby at night and feel energized throughout the day.

“When that self-awareness becomes intense, we’re often chanting about what’s wrong with us – it’s a place we go to experience low mood states; anxiety, tension, and it all comes from how we interact with thoughts and a lot of times, thoughts about ourselves or our futures.” – Scott Bea, PsyD

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup of raw cashews
  • 1 ½ oz of baby kale
  • 1 peeled kiwi
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 cup of water
  • 4 oz of pineapple
  • ½ tablespoon of matcha powder
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Strawberry Stress Buster

If you are feeling a little bit agitated, the Strawberry Stress Buster can help you. This drink contains magnesium-rich almond milk to address your sleepless nights and enough vitamin C to protect your body from any stress.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries

Take note that these smoothies address different kinds of anxiety-related problems. However, they only have one goal—to give you emotional positivity and boost your overall mood.