Green smoothies LOVE you and your body. This is green smoothie recipe for everyone who has some kind of depression, feeling irritable or struggling with a bad mood definitely should try this powerful smoothie.
If you haven’t given green smoothies a try, this one it is the perfect basic recipe to start with and it only requires a few ingredients. If you are making it just for yourself then you can definitely half the recipe and if you don’t have a heavy duty blender you may need to add more water.
Green Smoothie recipe for boosting your mood and serotonin
– 1 cup strawberries
– 1/2 cup fresh spinach
– 1 tablespoon raw sunflower seeds
– 1 tablespoon chia seeds
– 1 banana
– 1 cup coconut milk ( For best results, choose full-fat )
– 1/2 cup water
Add all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend the ingredients for a while. You should consume the drink immediately.
This recipe contains sunflower seeds and spinach, which are an excellent source of vitamin B, including B6 and folic acid (vitamin B9). These B vitamins are essential for the production of serotonin. Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter in the function of the central nervous system that affects mood and social behavior, memory, sleep, etc. ( known as a happy hormone )
Chia seeds and sunflower seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 are essential for your brain and will provide an optimal function, growth, and repair of the brain cells. It`s also good for people with blood pressure issues, chia seeds can help in reducing blood pressure.
Cacao and banana are an excellent source of antioxidants and magnesium. Magnesium is essential mineral known for its calming and mood-boosting effects. It helps to promote relaxation and normal brain function.Magnesium fights acid buildup, neutralizes toxins, calms sensitivity to pain and quiets nerves. Over 80% of Americans are chronically deficient in Magnesium.