[Healthy Smoothies] 7 Stress-Busting Smoothie Recipes [That Get You Through Tough Days]

7 Stress-Busting Smoothie Recipes To Get You Through Tough Days

We all have bad days, but there's a surefire, 100% natural remedy that will help you make it through even the worst of them — a stress-busting, mood-enhancing, superfood-based smoothie.

When project deadlines accumulate, presentations become due and social schedules get too complex to manage, things can quickly start to feel overwhelming and stressful.

Unfortunately, when things get hectic it's easy to seek comfort in high-sugar and high-fat foods. Indulging in chips, sweets and sodas is a very well known coping mechanism to deal with the negative feelings stemming from high-stress situations. 

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However, these subpar food choices quickly create a vicious cycle where the stress-relief is short-lived and followed by an unpleasant physiological crash and burn that causes even more anxiety.

In this article, we provide a list of 7 healthy stress-busting smoothie recipes packed with vitamins, minerals and foods known for their potent, anti-anxiety effects. 

So, the next time overwhelm hits, you will be better prepared to overcome the stress with a healthy and natural stress-relief remedy instead of seeking short-term comfort in junk, fast and processed foods.

Below is our list of the top 7 stress-busting smoothies to drink in order to feel calm and energized, ready to face the storm. Get the science behind the foods in these recipes in part 1 of this stress-relief series.

7 Stress-Busting Smoothie Recipes

Stress-Busting Smoothie Recipe #1: Simple Serotonin Booster (1 serving)

Ingredients:

• 1 cup spinach

• 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

• 1/2 avocado

• 1/2 cup frozen blueberries

• 1 tablespoon rolled oats

• 3 ice cubes 

Instructions:

Throw all ingredients into a high-performance blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Drink immediately.

7 Stress-Busting Smoothie Recipes To Get You Through Tough Days

Stress-Busting Smoothie Recipe #2: Dark Chocolate Mood Lightener (1 serving)

Ingredients:

• 1 cup of Swiss chard

• 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk

• 1/2 cup raspberries

• 1/2 avocado

• 3-4 pieces of dark chocolate (70% cacao or higher)

• 3 ice cubes 

Instructions:

Throw all ingredients into a high-performance blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Drink immediately.

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Stress-Busting Smoothie Recipe #3: Nuts & Beets (1-2 servings)

Ingredients:

• 1 cup spinach

• 1 small beet (washed, peeled, cut)

• 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk

• 1/2 cup ground cashews

• ½-inch chunk fresh ginger root

• 3 ice cubes 

Instructions:

Throw all ingredients into a high-performance blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Drink immediately. Enjoy.

7 Stress-Busting Smoothie Recipes To Get You Through Tough Days

Stress-Busting Smoothie Recipe #4: Focus & Calm Matcha Smoothie (1 serving)

Ingredients:

• 1 cup kale

• 1/2 avocado

• 1/2 apple

• 2 pitted dates

• 1 tablespoon rolled oats

• 1/2 teaspoon organic matcha green tea powder

• 3 ice cubes

Instructions:

Throw all ingredients into a high-performance blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Drink immediately.

7 Stress-Busting Smoothie Recipes

Stress-Busting Smoothie Recipe #5: Calm & Steady Yogurt Smoothie (1-2 servings)

Ingredients:

• 1 cup spinach

• 1 carrot

• 1 tablespoon rolled oats

• 1/4 cup raspberries

• 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt

• 1/4 cup ground flax seeds

Instructions:

Throw all ingredients into a high-performance blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Drink immediately.

7 Stress-Busting Smoothie Recipes

Stress-Busting Smoothie Recipe #6: Golden Sunset Anti-Inflammation Smoothie (1-2 servings)

Ingredients:

• 1 cup Swiss chard

• 1 carrot

• 1/2 mango

• 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt

• 1 cup coconut water

• ½-inch chunk of fresh turmeric root

• 1 dash of ground black pepper

Instructions:

Throw all ingredients into a high-performance blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Drink immediately. Enjoy.

7 Stress-Busting Smoothie Recipes To Get You Through Tough Days

Stress-Busting Smoothie Recipe #7: Kale Chia Bliss (1-2 servings)

Ingredients:

• 1 cup kale

• 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

• 1 tablespoon chia seeds

• 1 medium sized banana, sliced and frozen

• 1/2 avocado

• 3 cubes ice

Instructions:

Pour almond milk into the blender. Add in the chia seeds and let them sit for a few minutes while preparing the other ingredients. 

Now, toss in the banana and kale together with the avocado. For a slightly thicker consistency add a couple of ice cubes. Blend well until smooth. Serve immediately.

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