4 Smoothies to Help With Stress, Depression, and Fatigue

Stress, Depression, and Fatigue

Did you know that almond milk is rich in iron and can help recover strength?  Avocados are great at helping replace energy and fight fatigue.

Lack of sleep, worry, and lots of things to do in life are oftentimes responsible for those bouts of low energy that make you feel tired and in a negative mood.

It’s normal for your body to feel the effects of being constantly under stress, or physical strain and different activities that compromise your physical and psychological functioning.

And now that we know that these uncomfortable sensations can appear at any moment, it’s good to remember natural solutions that can be useful for energizing the body and motivating it to continue.

Today we’d like to share with you 4 excellent homemade smoothies because of their properties that help address stress, depression, and fatigue.  Enjoy!

1. Smoothie for fighting fatigue

Avocado smoothie

Feeling tired can be caused by a bad night’s sleep, physical over-exertion, or doing several jobs without resting in between.

While the best solution for fighting this is simply giving the body time to relax, it may also be a good idea to energize the body by drinking a natural smoothie.  

Simply combine almond milk, avocado, and lemon, whose nutrients recharge the body without providing too many calories.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond milk (500 mL)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 walnut
  • 2 lemon slices (as a garnish)

Directions

  • Chill the almond milk in the fridge, then mix with the avocado, lemon juice and walnut.
  • Blend everything for a few minutes, then remove once mixed uniformly.
  • Pour into a glass and garnish with the lemon wedges.

2. Energizing smoothie to eliminate fatigue

Apple beet smoothie




Fatigue is often times accompanied by a sense of discouragement and dips in mood.

This is generally caused by the development of some sort of illness, but sometimes it is simply due to an exhausting and restless lifestyle.

This energizing drink is 100% natural and combines ingredients like carrots, beets, and apple to recharge the body and improve functioning.

Ingredients

  • 3 carrots
  • 1 beet
  • 1 apple
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1/2 large cucumber
  • 1/2 glass water (100 mL)

Directions

  • Before beginning, wash all ingredients well to disinfect and remove any dirt.
  • Once ready, cut into large pieces and place in the blender with half a glass of water, to facilitate blending.
  • If you like, you can also add a bit of ice.

3. Smoothie to fight fatigue and stress

Tomato juice

Fatigue and stress oftentimes come hand in hand, creating a more complicated life.

It’s fairly difficult to fight them completely, but some nutrients can play in your favor to increase energy and stimulate the production of well-being hormones.

This natural lettuce, tomato, and parsley drink has a high concentration of properties that are perfect for fighting these symptoms.

Ingredients

  • 4 leaves of lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 handful of parsley
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1/2 glass water (100 mL)

Directions

  • Disinfect all ingredients and process in a blender until mixed well, with no chunks remaining.
  • Chill in the fridge for a few hours or add a bit of ice to give this drink a refreshing touch.

4. Smoothie for fighting anxiety

Pear juice

When anxiety attacks it can create a lot of other symptoms that prevent you from enjoying your day.

It could cause you to feel hungrier or extremely anxious, which blocks clear thinking.

In order to create emotional balance and reduce the desire to eat more calories, you should instead prepare this delicious juice.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. ground oats (20 grams)
  • 1 ripe pear
  • 1 glass of mint tea (200 mL)
  • 1 Tbsp. honey (25 grams)

Directions

  • Wash the pear and add to the blender with the oats, mint tea, and tablespoon of honey.
  • Process everything for a few minutes, then drink while fresh without straining.

So to wrap up, these simple beverages can improve your day so you can face the difficulties of each of your projects.

Even thought these are not miracle products, they do work as a source of extra energy to increase your mental and physical performance.