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A Vegas Style Smoothie to Boost Your Mood

640xNxIMG_6601.jpg.pagespeed.ic.o4quttiZFgMaking smoothies from fresh fruits and vegetables is a great way to naturally boost your mood and there are several ingredients that can help put a smile on your face and make you feel good. A green smoothie is a fantastic way to start the day and it’s rich in nutrients and minerals, meaning that not only will you improve your mood; you will also improve your health.

This green mood boosting drink is inspired by the juice bars in Las Vegas, and to put you in an even better mood we suggest that you play some of the fun games at Riverbellecasino.com whilst you sip on your smoothie. Here are some of the ingredients that this mood enhancing smoothie contains.

Honey

Honey is packed full of natural sugars and offers a variety of health benefits that include boosting your immune system, aiding digestion and soothing sore throats and alleviating coughs. You can increase the sweetness of your smoothie by adding extra honey as desired.

Bananas

One of the best fruits you can add to any smoothie is a banana as they contain a natural mood booster called trypotophan. They have also been shown to improve circulation, are an excellent source of fibre and contain fructooligosaccharide which aids in digestion and keeps healthy bacteria alive in your gut. In addition to making you feel good, bananas also provide you with energy which helps keep you alert and awake.

Blueberries

These little berries are natural anti-depressants as they contain water-soluble phytochemicals known as anthocyanins that are commonly found in foods with dark pigmentation. These phytochemicals help ward of depression and lift your mood naturally.

Spinach

This leafy green vegetable is a great source of folic acid, a vitamin often lacking in the diets of people who are suffering from depression. Folic acid found in spinach stimulates serotonin levels and prevents them from dropping, stabilising the brain chemistry and keeping you feeling good.

Mood Boosting Green Smoothie

Ingredients

½ tbsp. honey

1 tbsp ground flaxseed

1 banana

1 cup organic skim milk

Handful of blueberries

2 handfuls organic spinach

2 tbsp Greek yogurt

Directions

Chop the banana into smaller pieces. Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Add 2-3 ice cubes to chill and blend well. For extra crunch add a cup of granola.

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