The next time you are feeling anxious or stressed, remedy it with this citrus pineapple smoothie! Any type of stressful event in our life, big or small, cause our cortisol levels to rise. But what if I told you that the food you ate has a huge impact on how your body regulates its cortisol levels?
Choosing real, whole, fresh fruit and vegetables will significantly impact how stressed or anxious you feel. This smoothie is loaded with crucial nutrients and stable energy, which help you feel focused, balanced and stress-free. It is rich in vitamin C, which has been shown to be helpful in combating stress, as well as antioxidants that help our brain properly transmit signals in the brain and to the rest of the body.
Citrus Pineapple Smoothie Recipe
– 1 ripe pineapple
– 4 oranges, peeled
– 1 mango
– 1 – 2 cups coconut water (or regular water – the amount depends on how thick or thin you want it)
– 1 inch ginger root
– 1 lemon, peeled
Put all of the ingredients in a blender, and pulse blend for around 45 seconds. Enjoy!