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Spin-ana Seed Detox Drink

written by Head Health Nutter May 15, 2011

Spring is here and although we’re getting longer days, many of them are filled with grey skies and rain. Yes, wonderful for the foliage but in the meantime, it can be mega depressing. Here’s a green detox drink with mood-boosting ingredients to life your spirits!

Bananas are loaded with vitamins and minerals that make you smile: vitamin B6, A and C; tryptophan, potassium, phosphorous and iron. The carbs in bananas help our brains absorb the tryptophan and vitamin B6 helps convert the tryptophan into mood-lifting serotonin. Potassium is important for feeling energized as it regulates fluid levels and keep muscles working properly and iron is crucial to producing energy and fighting fatigue.

In this green smoothie, I’ve also added spinach, ground flax seed and chia seed.┬áSpinach is one of the richest food sources of folate (vitamin B9) and both flaxseed and chia seeds are full of omega-3s. When combined, these nutrients help maintain stable levels of brain serotonin and can help reduce depression.

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Megan May 16, 2011 at 7:33 am

I use chia seeds in my smoothies but I havent tried flax in it yet! I will have to do it tomorrow!!!


Head Health Nutter May 16, 2011 at 5:44 pm

I love the flax, Megan, hope you do, too! ­čÖé

Jenn Brigole May 17, 2011 at 3:08 pm

This type of weather really bring out the worst nostalgia in me and I feel justified somehow when I get to be lazy on mornings that I wake up to a dimmed room. On rainy days particularly, it’s really a challenge for me to get up and do some exercise. This healthy smoothie could just be what the doctor ordered. Thanks for sharing.

Head Health Nutter May 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Tell me about it, Jenn! It’s so difficult to get motivated without the sun. And you’re so right about the blended drinks on low activity days, it really helps keep the waistline under control, doesn’t it?


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