Presenting our Good Mood Almond Smoothie! This wholesome almond milk smoothie includes ingredients that support brain function. Spirulina is a superfood that has shown considerable promise for protecting brain tissue. Organic compounds in Brazil nuts and almonds will inspire you to put some extra pep in your step. This nutty smoothie is hearty enough to satisfy your cravings throughout the day. Be sure to choose unsweetened almond milk, which will ensure you don’t suffer a fleeting sugar high followed by an unpleasant mental crash, which would defeat the purpose of this good mood smoothie!
Ready In: 5 minutes
1/4 cup Brazil nuts, soaked
1/2 cup almonds, soaked
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon spirulina
1/2 cup spinach
1 teaspoon monk fruit sweetener
Note: Add ice if preferred chilled
Pour 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk into your blender or food processor.
Add 1/4 cup of soaked Brazil nuts and 1/2 cup of soaked almonds.
Add 1/2 cup of spinach, rinsed.
Include 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon of spirulina, and 1 teaspoon of monk fruit sweetener.
Add ice to the blender, if you prefer.
Brazil nuts, almonds, and unsweetened almond milk: increase serotonin metabolites that counter depression and improve mood.
Vanilla extract: is an aromatic ingredient known to boost mood. It contains vanillin which has demonstrated antidepressant activity.
Spirulina: has enzymes—glutathione peroxidase and catalase—that protect brain tissue from free radicals.
Spinach: supports brain function with nutrients vitamin K, beta carotene, folate, and lutein.
Monk fruit sweetener: balances mood as a low-glycemic sweetener option compared to high-glycemic commercial sugar, which may provoke moodiness.