Mood-Boosting Smoothie

Mood-Boosting Smoothie

Wednesday Dec. 19, 2018
Mood-Boosting Smoothie

This smoothie has a combination of fiber, protein, fats and carbohydrates in the form of fruit. In comparison with juice-laden and fruit-filled smoothies, this combination may help keep blood sugars stable and balanced, and may also help to keep your mood stabilized.

The cacao may stimulate feel-good hormones and contains flavanols, which have been associated with improved thinking skills, reduced blood pressure and improved blood flow. In addition, you get a caffeine boost from the coffee and antioxidants from the blueberries.

  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons chia seed
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • a dash chilled brewed coffee
  • preferred sweetener to taste

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and enjoy!

Lisa Farkas, MS, RD, LD/N, CDE
Clinical Dietitian, Broward Health Wellness Center

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