10 Smoothies That Will Boost Your Mood

Stressful and busy working hours can make you feel sluggish. It would feel like you haven’t slept for many days. This might be happening probably because of the lack of nutrients, minerals and vitamins that your body needs in the morning. You do not need to prepare a heavy breakfast to get all the essentials. A nutrient filled smoothie can keep you going for hours.

Here are 10 smoothies to help you feel energized and ready to take on the workload of the day:

1. Coconut and Lush Cherry Smoothie

Be refreshed before you head out the door. This delicious mixture of coconuts and cherries are very good energy boosters that will make you full satiated the whole morning. For an added perk me up, add a little bit of almonds.

Ingredients

  • Fresh or frozen ¼ cup frozen raspberries
  • Flesh and juice from a coconut
  • ½ cup cherries (pitted)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds

Preparation

  • Combine raspberries, coconut, cherries and chia to a blender. Blend until the consistency is creamy and smooth.

Either of these blenders would be good for this smoothie.

2. Green and Red Festive Smoothie

If you are feeling the slump because of the long work hours, stop what you are doing and create this antioxidant rich smoothie. It is a perfect combination of pear, cranberries, pomegranate and kale that will lend you the power and strength to go on in your day.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of frozen or fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils
  • One knob of fresh ginger
  • 1 pear
  • Sugar or honey

Preparation

  • Place the ingredients in a juicer and place it 1 at a time. Strain if needed and serve.

3. Frozen Berry Smoothies

The best thing about creating this smoothie is the fact that you can customize its colors creating a rainbow. You can create a white, blue and red layer berry smoothie. You mostly need honey, milk, yogurt and strawberries to pull of this refreshing and tasty drink.

Ingredients

​White Layer:

  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ cup milk
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 6 oz yogurt

​Blue Layer:

  • 1 cup blueberries, frozen or fresh
  • ½ cup cranberry juice or milk
  • 3 oz yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 8 ice cubes

Red Layer:

  • 1 cup strawberries, frozen or fresh
  • ½ cup cranberry juice or milk
  • ½ cup frozen or fresh cherries
  • 3 oz yogurt
  • 1tbsp honey
  • 8 ice cubes

Preparation

  • Blend the ingredients for each layer and divide to 3 glasses. Place in the freezer for up to 10 minutes. Let thaw before serving.

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4. Spinach Strawberry Smoothies

The fact that this drink contains spinach means that it is already considered good for your health. Do not worry about the taste. Because of the strawberry, the taste of the spinach will be overpowered.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 1 cup mango juice
  • ½ lb frozen or fresh blueberries
  • ½ lb frozen or fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 banana

Preparation

  • Add the ingredients that are in liquid form. Next, add the banana, blueberries and strawberries. Blend until you get a smooth consistency. Add the spinach and put a little bit of honey.

5. Energy Boosting Fruit Smoothie

When you know that there will be a meeting or it is going to be a stressful day at the office, grab an energy booster smoothie. You will need pineapple, raspberry, almond milk, orange and banana to keep you full of proteins and vitamins. The ending will be a taste that will keep you wanting for more.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium orange, peeled
  • 1 cup pineapple, chopped and peeled
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup almond milk

Preparation

  • Place all of the ingredients in the blender and wait until the consistency is smooth. Drink and enjoy.

6. Chocolate Malt Smoothie

Get ready to be delighted with this chocolate treat. Everyone wants to start their day feeling energized and what a better way to do this than chocolate and some healthy granola. You can add frozen bananas and medjool date to add flavor to your concoction.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ tbsp maca root powder
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 medjool date
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp water

Preparation

  • Add the maca powder, date, vanilla extract and frozen bananas to the food processor. Add 1 tbsp of water few seconds or so to get things moving. Scoop the mixture and put it in a glass.

7. Green Tea and Kiwi Smoothie

Kiwi and Green Tea are famous for their energy sources and antioxidants which is why they are part of this list. You can drink it in the morning or make it as a snack. Whenever you choose to drink it, just consume it right after so that the ingredients you put in it are fresh.

Ingredients

  • 2 Kiwi
  • 2 cups of mache salad
  • 1 cup green tea
  • 1 cup pineapple

Preparation

  • Mix the mache salad with green tea until it becomes liquid. Add the remaining ingredients and let it be until smooth.

8. Banana and Peanut Butter Oatmeal Smoothie

Everyone likes peanut butter and banana. It makes an exciting drink if you put it together. The flavor can be likened as a dessert but it is also as healthy vitamin shake. It will make you crave for more especially the taste that you receive with this drink.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter
  • Honey to taste

Preparation

  • Mix everything in a blender.

9. Veggie and Fruit Smoothie

Nothing is as healthier as a mix of veggies and fruits to go. A combination of both sour and sweet ingredients will make it tasty and at the same time nutritious. You will get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals in just one perfect shake.

Ingredients

  • 3 tomatoes
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 apples
  • 3 pineapple slices
  • Chunk of ginger
  • 4 beets
  • 2 bell peppers
  • Lemon

Preparation

10. Mango Strawberry Smoothie

Fresh mangoes are the key to making this smoothie. You can grab frozen strawberries for a smooth consistency. Sweet mangoes and greek yogurt goes good together and it will not affect the taste. It will just make it creamy. If you want more sweetness, add a bit of honey.

Ingredients

Strawberry Smoothie​:

  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • ¼ cup Greek Yogurt

Mango Smoothie:

  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 cups mangoes
  • ½ cup Greek Yogurt

Preparation

  • Blend all the ingredients for the strawberry smoothie and scrape them. Repeat the steps for the mango smoothie.

​These top 10 smoothies will help improve your mood in no time. Aside from drinking these, exercise will also help as well as meditation to decrease the stress level that is bringing chaos to your mind.

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