Advertisement

Across human history a multitude of different cultures have used teas and crushed fruits (which we now call smoothies) for therapeutic reasons, from Greek philosophers to Chinese emperors. Science has now proven the validity of ancient claims that these drinks have a positive impact on your mental health.

 

tea smoothie for anxiety

With so many pressures that face each and every one of us in the modern world, the state of our mental health has never been under such scrutiny. The pressures we face and our own awareness of our mental health can cause us all anxiety. This list is designed to help you find the best teas and smoothies to help manage your stress levels.

Ashwagandha Tea

Advertisement

Ashwagandha is an Indian herb that has been used throughout the centuries and literally means ‘smell of horse’ as it was once thought to give the drinker the strength of a horse. Although this has been disproven, science has now shown that ashwagandha tea is an adaptogen – meaning a compound that prevents the physical and chemical effects of stress.

You can drink ashwagandha tea several times a day and it is well known for its earthy taste. It takes between 5-10 minutes to brew and should be covered during brewing for best results. Alongside its ability to help with anxiety, Ashwagandha is also shown to help improve memory and lower cholesterol.

Lemon Balm Tea

Where ashwagandha tea is effective at preventing the buildup of stress and anxiety lemon balm tea is the perfect antidote when you’re already stressed. Lemon balm is a sedative and has been proven to induce calmness in people who are struggling with stress – something we can all relate to!

Lemon balm tea can be bought in tea bags and is brewed in the same way as a regular cup of tea. Its taste is mild and it has a beautifully fresh fragrance that will begin relaxing you the second you smell it.

Blue Lavender Bliss

Best known for its smell, lavender is a proven anti-anxiety plant with high levels of linalool – a compound that lowers stress levels. Alongside lavender the Blue Lavender ingredient list includes a quarter of an avocado. Avocados are particularly high in vitamin B, which assists with healthy nerve and brain cells.

Advertisement

This smoothie has very clear mental and physical health benefits, and the heartiness of the oats makes this a filling drink. So relax and drink up the taste, smell and benefits of lavender.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pear – chopped
  • 1/4 avocado – pitted
  • 1 oz blueberries
  • 1/2 tsp lavender
  • 1/2 tsp maqui berry powder
  • 1/4 cup gluten free oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice

Pineapple Kiwi Kalm

One of the first myths we are taught growing up is that a glass of milk before bed is good thing. With dairy foods high calorie count and inflammatory properties it certainly isn’t a good drink before bed, but what is good before bed is the calcium milk contains. Instead of taking on additional calories try the Pineapple Kiwi Kalm, which is a much better pre-sleep drink.

Advertisement

The kale in this smoothie ensures that you will get your maximum calcium absorption. Additionally, the zinc in cashews has been proven to lower rates of depression in both animal and human case studies. With such a mix of vitamins and minerals this smoothie will put a pep in your step in the morning and have you sleeping like a log at night.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz baby kale
  • 4 oz pineapple
  • 1 kiwi – peeled
  • 1/2 tsp matcha powder
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice

Dark Chocolate Delight

The most decadent entry on this list, the Dark Chocolate Delight is a delicious way to dispel anxiety. Using cacao (the raw form of chocolate) this smoothie will pack your body with endorphins and serotonin to give you the feel good factor you need to remove any stress and anxiety. The walnuts balance the drink with heart-healthy fats.

Despite appearing on the surface to be the most unhealthy of the drinks on this list, it contains a large number of your necessary vitamins and minerals. It is the ultimate treat for those times when stress and anxiety weigh most heavily on your mind.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz baby spinach
  • 1 banana – peeled
  • 1 apple – chopped
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup ice

A Special Message From Our Founders

Over the past few years of working with health experts all over the world, there’s one major insight we’ve learned.

You don’t have to rely on expensive medications for the rest of your lives.

Most health problems can often be resolved with a good diet, exercise and a few powerful superfoods. In fact, we’ve gone through hundreds of scientific papers and ‘superfood’ claims and only selected the top 5% that are:

  • Backed by scientific research
  • Affordable
  • Simple to use

We then put this valuable information into the Superfood as Medicine Guide: a 100+ page guide on the 7 most powerful superfoods available, including:

  • Exact dosages for every health ailment
  • DIY recipes to create your own products
  • Simple recipes

This offer is only available until December 31st, 2017. Make sure to grab your copy before the offer runs out.

Use Superfoods as Medicine e-book
The Hearty Soul
Health Network
We believe in using natural ingredients to be as healthy as possible. We believe dieting will never work as well as a lifestyle of healthy habits will. We believe you can treat pain and disease without relying on addictive drugs. We believe being happy is a big part of a healthy life.
Advertisement