5 Healthy Drinks To Lift Your Mood

How are you feeling? Muzzy, touchy, stressed, or just plain exhausted? Trust us, these healthy drinks will lift you out of that funk!

When you’re blue…

healthy drinks when to use chocolate

Hit the chocolate!

This is one of the best healthy drinks you can make because the serotonin-boosting flavonols in cacao powder give good-mood vibes in a glass!

Chase the blues smoothie: Blend 1 cup cherries, 1 cup dairy-free milk (like almond milk), ¼ cup walnuts, 1 banana, 2tbsp cacao powder, 1tsp honey.

TRY Superfoods Organic Cacao Powder, R150 for 200g, Faithful to Nature

When you’re sluggish…

Go for bone broth!

Enjoy a warm, gut-friendly smoothie to get your system up and running, says Robyn Youkilis, author of Go With Your Gut (Kyle Books).

Will You Try Bone Broth?

Savoury smoothie: Blend 120ml bone broth (at room temperature), 1 cucumber (peeled and chopped), 10g coriander, juice of 1 lemon, 15g spinach, 2 celery sticks, and salt.

TRY Farmer Angus’ Beef Bone Broth, R65 for 1l,  available at Jackson’s Real Food Market.  Read more about bone broth here.

When you’re knackered…

healthy drinks made with beetroot

Drink a power-up soup!

Kick-start your stamina with raw-food expert Deborah Durrant’s beetroot soup.

Energy boost juice: Juice 1 beetroot, 1 carrot, and 1 apple; pour into a pot. Whisk in 1 finely-grated garlic clove, 1tsp barley miso, 1tbsp tamari, and 1tsp olive oil. Heat until warm to the touch.

Visit www.deborahdurrant.com for more ideas or try our simple 24-hour smoothie diet.

When you’re flagging…

Make green tea!

Energy slump? Try a cup of antioxidant-rich matcha green tea for extra oomph!

How to Make the Best Cup of Green Tea

Pick you up matcha latte: Mix 1tsp matcha and a little hot water. Heat 1 cup almond milk with 1tsp maple syrup, whisk in the matcha, and top with grated nutmeg.

TRY Organic Matcha Powder, R400 for 40g, Just Matcha

When you’re feeling flat…

Try an alkaline powder!

A mineral alkaline supplement, with magnesium citrate, has a bowel-cleansing effect, ridding your body of toxins and perking you up.

Get up and go drink: Add 7,5g of the powder to a large glass of water, stir well, and drink once a day on an empty stomach.

TRY A.Vogel Multiforce Alkaline Powder, from R90 for 105g, Dis-Chem

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