Smoothies are an incredible source of fast, easy food that is nutritious AND delicious!
They are also incredibly diverse. There are SO many different flavor and ingredient combinations to satisfy everyone’s tastes.
Requiring only a blender, smoothies are ideal for people with anxiety since they are stress-free and easy to make. They are also filled with important nutrients that are essential to your brain and body’s health.
Before I share with you my TOP 3 smoothie recipes for anxiety, I also wanted to share an easy guide on how to build your own smoothies! Just follow this guide, add your ingredients to the blender, and you are all set.
Build Your Own Smoothie Guide
What are the base ingredients?
Fruit (pick 1-3)
- Berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries)
Fats and Protein (pick 1-2)
- Animal based (aim for organic and/or grass fed)
- Plant based
- Coconut milk/flakes
- Butters (peanut, almond)
Feel Adventurous? Try adding one of these special ingredients!
- Turmeric (fresh or spice)
- Cacao Powder
- Swiss chard
Adds a nice creaminess, dose of fiber and healthy fats.
Adds a hint of freshness, is full of water and fiber.
Buy Frozen Smoothie Packs
Are you not able to find your favorite fruit fresh? Buy some frozen fruit! Buying frozen fruit in bulk is also a great way to save money and keep your fruit in storage for a few months. This will especially apply to tropical fruits.
Don’t have time to make your smoothie before you head out the door, prep it the day before. In a jar or your blender, add all of your ingredients and store in the fridge. When you are ready to leave the door, just blend it up and put it in your favorite to-go cup.
Freeze Leftovers as Popciscles
Sometimes we get a little too excited and make an extra portion or two of smoothie. You can keep this in the fridge for 1 day to drink later.
Or better yet, freeze it in popsicle molds. These are amazing for a hot summer’s day, and kids love them!
My 3 Simple and Anxiety-free Smoothie Recipes
These are my top 3 go-to smoothies! If you are missing an ingredient or you don’t like one, refer to the list above and substitute for another option in the same category. Your favorite smoothie recipes should always bring you joy and make you feel satisfied.
Ready to give one of these a try? Just add these ingredients into a blender and blend away!
Tropical Bliss Smoothie
- ½ cup frozen tropical smoothie mix (usually has mango and pineapple)
- 3-4 strawberries (if not in the smoothie mix)
- ¼ cup of plant-based yogurt
- ½ tbs chia seeds
- 1-2 tbs of water
Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie
- ½ frozen banana
- If you cannot freeze any bananas ahead of time, add ¼ cup of ice with the fresh banana
- 1 tbs peanut butter
- ⅓ cup plant-based milk
- ½ tbs hemp seeds
- ½ tbs cacao powder
Beginner Green Machine Smoothie
- ¾ cup frozen pineapple or mango
- Add 1/4 cup ice if the fruit is fresh
- ½ cup fresh spinach
- ½ cup plant-based milk
- ½ tbs hemp seeds
Which recipe did YOU try? Did you build your own smoothie? Let me know on Instagram @whole.balanced.being!