Stress Busting Smoothie


  • 20g Nuts

  • 10g Seeds

  • Handful of Spinach

  • Half an Avocado

  • 50g Yoghurt

  • 30g Cucumber

  • 20g Blackcurrants

  • 20g Strawberries

  • Coconut water


Add all of the ingredients to your blender, top up with coconut water and blend. 



If you're feeling stressed it's best to avoid too much red meat, too much dairy, salt, liquorice and concentrated fruit juice.


Ingredient Benefit
Nuts, seeds & spinach contain both magnesium and phosphorous. Phosphorous is needed for the body's primary energy source ATP (adenosine triphosphate) and in times of stress your metabolism is increased and phosphorous is depleted. Magnesium is essential for adrenal function, especially the formation of adrenalin.
Avocado & yoghurt contain B5, which is required for the production of stress hormones.
Avocado, cucumber & spinach all contain potassium, which is needed for the metabolism of proteins and enzymes that help obtain energy from glucose.
Avocado, nuts & seeds contain essential fatty acids. During times of stress the body can become inflamed, which can impair adrenal function and the blood also thickens. EFA from these foods helps to thin the blood and decrease inflammation.
Blackcurrants & strawberries contain vitamin C, which is needed for adrenal function, as it’s needed for the production of both adrenaline and cortisol, which are stress hormones produced by the adrenal glands.
Coconut water contains bioactive enzymes that aid digestion, is full of potassium and is also good for a bit of extra flavour.