Depression is one of the leading mental health conditions facing young people in America. In fact, Prozac is one of the most commonly prescribed medications on college campuses. Whether it is because of school, work, or relationships, about 36% of young people experience some level of depression.
Maybe this is one of the reasons why some parents are weary of sending their children off to college. Social pressures and general anxieties that people face can be overwhelming. If one does lose control and falls into the downward spiral of depression, he or she will most likely not know about herbal remedies to turn things around. Most people rely on medication to do this, but rarely do people rely on turmeric.
Turmeric contains curcumin, an active healing agent, and there has been evidence that it actually helps people with depression. It acts as a mood booster and that doesn’t do any damage to the body. In fact, it actually benefits the body!
Whether you have depression or need a little immunity boost, this turmeric smoothie is truly a happy pill in a glass. Your emotional health has a big influence on your physical health. This is why it is important to take care of every aspect of your body. Plus, making a smoothie is very easy for young people to do.
This smoothie is delicious and has comforting seasonings that are reminiscent of holiday flavors. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
- ½ cup fresh pineapple
- 1 fresh banana
- ½ tablespoon organic coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon fresh turmeric (or 1 full tsp.)
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until you have a nice, smooth consistency. Drink this smoothie in the morning before you eat anything. This allows you to fill your body with antioxidants to start your day.