Are you feeling a little depressed and need a little extra energy during this weather? The good news is that studies have shown that a diet high in fruits and vegetables is associated with fewer depressive symptoms. This effect is the cumulative effort of the antioxidants contained in fruits and vegetables. Apparently, if you take more than 7 servings a day, you’re sure to be in a good mood.

One way to increase your intake of fruits and vegetables to improve your mood and energy level is to drink delicious, homemade juices.

Here are some combinations for this lift if needed:

green juice

Ingredients:

  • Spinach
  • Celery
  • Medium apple
  • kale
  • Peeled lemon
  • Mix in a juicer. Serve when you are ready.

What’s in this mug?

Lemon helps alleviate the effects of cardiovascular problems, reduces mental stress and depression. Spinach is loaded with manganese and magnesium which are necessary for the healing process of depression. Manganese also helps the body to absorb fatty acids necessary for the proper functioning of the nervous system in addition to the synthesis of B vitamins, the formation of amino acids and the prevention of mood swings caused by hypoglycemia. Magnesium makes enzymes that support healthy brain metabolism and may lower serotonin levels.

Turmeric juice

Ingredients:

  • 1 inch ginger root
  • I peeled the lemon
  • Medium sized pear
  • 6 inches of turmeric root
  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 medium carrot
  • Celery
  • Mix in a juicer. Serve when you are ready.

What’s in this mug?

This healthy juice can warm you up on cold nights. It is known to cure fever and even help fight high blood pressure and arthritis. Apples are loaded with beneficial vitamins and potassium, which is known as a depression fighter.

Spinach and apple juice

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium apple
  • Celery
  • ¼ inch ginger root
  • ½ lemon, unpeeled
  • 1 peeled orange
  • Spinach
  • Mix in a juicer. Serve when you are ready.

What’s in this mug?

Take advantage of fresh vitamin C, other vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that are great for the body. Oranges and citrus fruits cause the body to produce dopamine, the feel-good hormone. The juice also contains flavonoids capable of reducing the symptoms of mild depression.

Red Cabbage Juice

Ingredients:

  • Medium apple
  • red cabbage head
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 inch ginger root
  • I lemon
  • Spinach
  • Mix in a juicer. Serve when you are ready.

What’s in this mug?

People who consume large amounts of folic acid experience significant improvement in symptoms of depression, and the cabbage is filled with folic acid. Cabbage is also rich in vitamins C and K, which are known to relieve depression, prevent stress, infections, and heart disease.

Pineapple with beets

Ingredients:

  • Beet
  • 2 red cabbage leaves
  • 1 medium carrot
  • ½ Lemon
  • 1 orange
  • Whole pineapple
  • Spinach
  • Mix in a juicer. Serve when you are ready.

What’s in this mug?

Beets contain betaine in the treatment of depression. They also contain trytophan – relaxes your mind and improves feelings of well-being. Pineapple is a natural mood booster, and together with the other ingredients, this juice is the perfect way to raise energy levels, prevent mood swings, and relieve symptoms of depression.

Bonus Happiness Juice

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 peeled and chopped mango
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1/4 cup brewed and cooled chamomile, ginger and lemon balm tea.
  • Mix in a juicer. Serve when you are ready.

What’s in this mug?

Citrus and lemon balm tea naturally brighten moods while mangoes have an excellent, long-lasting, sustained energy boost. Ginger helps stimulate the body from the inside out, increasing blood flow, digestion, and mood, while chamomile tea is known to calm nerves and reduce anxiety.

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