Anti-Stress Banana Smoothie

Do you constantly worry, have anxious, racing thoughts, have a poor time concentrating, or suffer from nervous habits (biting the nails, pacing), moodiness, irritability (short temper), depression, loss of sex drive or frequent colds? You may suffer from symptoms of a high-stress, high-anxiety lifestyle which can wreak havoc on your health. Stress, aside from diet, is one of the most important factors in determining the quality of your life and how long you will live. 

This smoothie will help relieve stress and anxiety due to the power of fruits and vegetables and their anxiety-relieving effects! Bananas are one of the few fruits which contain the amino acid tryptophan and vitamin B6, both of which help to produce the natural chemical serotonin which fights depression and helps us un-stress!

The high potassium levels in bananas and dates is also another reason you may want to drink this smoothie if you are stressing out - potassium is a vital mineral which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates the body's water balance. Our metabolic rate rises when we are stressed and reduces our potassium levels. Consuming these fruits will simply help rebalance our potassium levels. 

Coconut water is a miracle for de-stressing (high mineral content, and helps re-balance our electrolyte levels to help keep us calm), and mango is high in crucial B Vitamins, which help combat stress, nervous tension and depression. It is also rich in the mineral magnesium, an anti-stress macro element that has a normalizing effect on the nervous system, nourishes the nerve cells, prevents depression, anxiety, and reduces the effects of stress, fatigue, irritability and normalizes sleep.

- 2 ripe spotty bananas
- 1 cup ripe mango, chopped
- 1 cup young thai coconut water
- 3 pitted medjool dates
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla bean powder
- 1 cup cucumber
- 3 celery stalks

Blend the above ingredients in a high-speed blender such as the Vitamix (highly recommended!) and enjoy!


  1. Is there anything you can substitute the dates or celery? What is the main difference in using the vanilla powder vs liquid ?

    1. For dates, you can substitute dried raisins, figs or prunes. Vanilla powder does not contain alcohol as does the liquid

    So nice blog!!!!You have done a great job.Such an informative and well formed post!Thank you for sharing that, it was wonderful of you. I would like to add a word of two. How about Acai Berry ? It is also a great source of antioxidant. It is a small dark purple fleshy berrylike fruit of a tall slender palm of tropical Central and South America. It can control cholesterol levels, may increase metabolism to help weight loss, improve general health, and support increase detoxification. Thanks.

  3. How many times can I drink this smoothie

  4. Very tasty but next time I will use less celery and riper bananas (mines were bruised not spotty)

  5. This sounds wonderfully refreshing. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took sometime to browse through your earlier entries. I really am glad I did that. I enjoy the food and recipes you feature here and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day.


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Carly is a blogger, raw vegan, and nutrition enthusiast! She emphasizes healthy eating through a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Carly has taken her life-long passion of helping others and combined it with her passion for eating whole, raw foods, as a means to teach people to become more aware of the foods they eat. She has inspired and motivated thousands of individuals to critically think about what they put in their movies and to move towards a mind-set that helps them increase their consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables. She enjoys reading, and learning about the body, food processing mechanisms and has a keen interest in detox and life regeneration. "Eat fruit, and be happy and energized. Eat greens and other mineral dense vegetables and feel calm and steady. A recipe for good health!"

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