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10 Smoothies To Suit Your Every Mood

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Healthy Mood Boosting Smoothie Recipes

Boosting blends

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Feeling bummed, overwhelmed, unfocused, or unfrisky? Rebalance your brain chemicals quickly with the right nutrition: a big, tailor-made smoothie that has everything you need to feel better quickly. Each of these 10 delicious, mood-smoothing blends is packed with ingredients proven to lift your spirits, energy, and even your sex drive. What are you waiting for? Get sipping!

For when you’re dragging…

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Gingerbread Smoothie
Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Skip the Starbucks Gingerbread Latte—a sugar crash waiting to happen—and reach for this sweet smoothie. It contains the fatigue-fighting, energy-boosting combo of dates, molasses, wheat germ, and banana and tastes like cake in a cup!

1 Tbsp wheat germ
½ scoop protein powder
1½ tsp molasses
1 frozen banana
1½ c skim milk
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp freshly ground nutmeg
1 pitted date

Blend until smooth and serve. Serves 1.

NUTRITION (per serving) 360 cal, 27 g pro, 60 g carb, 5 g fiber, 44 g sugars, 2.5 g fat, 1 g sat fat, 190 mg sodium

For when you’re down in the dumps…

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Banana Booster
The taste of this sweet and creamy (and dairy free) smoothie alone will put a smile on your face in a seconds. That smile will stay there all day, thanks to this smoothie’s wallop of the feel-good chemical dopamine, along with zinc, magnesium and vitamin B6, all shown to help improve mood.

¼ c raw cashews
2 pitted dates
1¼ c water
1 frozen banana
1 Tbsp chia seeds
Handful ice

Blend first three ingredients until smooth. Add remaining ingredients, blend and serve. Serves 1.

NUTRITION (per serving) 350 cal, 9 g pro, 50 g carb, 9 g fiber, 25 g sugars, 16 g fat, 2.5 g sat fat, 5 mg sodium

For when you’re a bit anxious…

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Pineapple Pizzazz
This pineapple-spinach smoothie will have you feeling as peppy as Pharrell in minutes. The tangy treat is loaded with B vitamins to quell anxiety and lift mood, as well as mood-brightening vitamin C to help reduce the stress hormone cortisol.

1 c milk
¼ c plain Greek yogurt
½ c frozen pineapple
½ c coconut water
Handful baby spinach

Blend until smooth and serve. Serves 1.

NUTRITION (per serving) 220 cal, 15 g pro, 30 g carb, 3 g fiber, 25 g sugars, 5 g fat, 3.5 g sat fat, 280 mg sodium

For when your libido’s missing…

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Raspberry Zinger
When your sexual engines need a little revving, reach for this simple smoothie: Hemp seeds can boost sex hormone production, vitamin C in raspberries is linked to renewed sexual activity, and cinnamon is believed to heat up the body and sex drive.

1½ Tbsp hemp hearts (shelled hemp seeds)
1¼ c frozen raspberries
1½ c water
½ tsp cinnamon

Blend until smooth and serve. Serves 1.

NUTRITION (per serving) 170 cal, 7 g pro, 22 g carb, 11 g fiber, 7 g sugars, 7 g fat, 0.5 g sat fat, 0 mg sodium

For when you’re feeling turned off…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
There’s a reason chocolate is known as an aphrodisiac: It releases dopamine, the brain’s pleasure chemical. This sexy smoothie also contains the amino acid L-arginine to promote healthy blood flow to sex organs, as well as libido lifting vitamin D, B and zinc.

1¼ c skim milk
¼ c plain Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp natural peanut butter
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 frozen banana
Handful ice

Blend until smooth and serve. Serves 1.

NUTRITION (per serving) 350 cal, 22 g pro, 51 g carb, 6 g fiber, 33 g sugars, 10 g fat, 2 g sat fat, 210 mg sodium

For when you’re stressed…

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Celery Mojito
Stress drinking can be a good thing, as long you’re tipping back this healthy take on the classic Cuban cocktail. Our mojito smoothie includes celery to dial down stress hormones and lower blood pressure, and stress-busting vitamin C, which acts like a chill pill on the brain.

3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 stalk celery
3 mint leaves
Handful ice

Blend until smooth and serve. Serves 1.

NUTRITION (per serving) 20 cal, 1 g pro, 5 g carb, 1 g fiber, 1 g sugars, 0 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 35 mg sodium

For when you’re distracted…

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Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie
When your to-do list is longer than Santa’s, this smoothie can get you through. The complex carbs in oats help fuel the brain while the amino acid tyrosine in protein powder can make you more mentally alert.

½ c oats
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 c skim milk
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp maple syrup
Handful ice

Blend the first 5 ingredients until smooth. Add the ice, blend and serve. Serves 1.

NUTRITION (per serving) 360 cal, 29 g pro, 48 g carb, 5 g fiber, 18 g sugars, 9 g fat, 4.5 g sat fat, 150 mg sodium

For when you’re exhausted…

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Bulletproof Smoothie
There’s no rule that says a smoothie has to be Brrr! This warm whipped drink is a take on trendy Bulletproof coffee. It’s got caffeine to boost alertness, healthy fats for cognitive function, and protein so you don’t putter out before lunch.

1 c hot coffee
⅓ c light canned coconut milk
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 Tbsp almond butter

Blend until smooth and serve. Serves 1.

NUTRITION (per serving) 270 cal, 3 g pro, 8 g carb, 2 g fiber, 3 g sugars, 26 g fat, 15 g sat fat, 30 mg sodium

For when you’re agitated…

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Strawberry Stress Buster
Low magnesium—a common condition for many Americans—has been linked to agitation and sleeplessness. Magnesium-rich almond milk to the rescue! This smoothie also contains an ample dose of vitamin C, which can help protect your body from stress.

1½ c unsweetened almond milk
1 c frozen strawberries
1 tsp vanilla extract

Blend until smooth and serve. Serves 1.

NUTRITION (per serving) 120 cal, 2 g pro, 17 g carb, 5 g fiber, 7 g sugars, 4.5 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 270 mg sodium

For when you can’t focus…

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Berry Smart Smoothie
Absentminded much? This memory-boosting smoothie may help. Beets increase blood flow to the brain and antioxidant-rich blueberries can improve short-term memory, while the magnesium in almonds will help improve brain health.

½ beet (raw or steamed)
1 c frozen blueberries
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1¼ c unsweetened almond milk

Blend until smooth and serve. Serves 1.

NUTRITION (per serving) 140 cal, 2 g pro, 27 g carb, 9 g fiber, 13 g sugars, 4 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 260 mg sodium

 

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