Recipe

Coconut and Pumpkin Seed Smoothie

Posted on October 3, 2018 - 10:09am
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This smoothie is packed full of vitamins and minerals to help boost one’s mood and help fight off feelings of anxiety.

Pumpkin seeds are excellent brain food loaded with zinc (helping alleviate symptoms of depression by regulating copper levels).

Avocados are rich in potassium great for supporting mental fatigue and anxiety, which can contribute to depression.

Spinach is rich in magnesium,one of the best minerals for anxiety and ADHD. Spinach is also rich in tryptophan and folate. The tryptophan found in spinach and avocado helps increase our levels of serotonin which boost mood by increasing levels of serotonin in the brain.

Banana is a high in folic acid and Vitamin B. Eating foods rich in those vitamins may help with depression or anxiety symptoms.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup spinach
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon (or more for taste)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 Tablespoon pumpkin seeds
  • 1 Cup water or coconut water
  • Optional: Add a little raw honey for sweetener
  • Optional: 1/4 Raw oats

 

Throw the ingredients into a blender, blitz and serve! For a slightly sweeter version try adding a drizzle of raw honey to taste.


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coconut and pumpkin seed smoothie   depression in pregnancy   green smoothie recipe   healthy eating   nutrition   postnatal depression   pregnancy nutrition   recipe   vitamins  
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