This hearty smoothie lowers cortisol with every sip
Both avocados and berries offer several nutritional benefits that can support cortisol control and overall well-being. Avocados are rich in healthy monounsaturated fats that help regulate blood sugar level1 contribute to the feeling of satiety, reducing the impact of stress on the body. They also contain a large amount of vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant and supports immune function.2
Berries, on the other hand, are packed with antioxidants, including vitamin C, which can help fight oxidative stress3 caused by chronic elevation of cortisol. Additionally, berries are a good source of fiber and have a low glycemic index, meaning they don’t cause significant spikes and drops in blood sugar.
As an additional booster, reishi mushroom, a natural adaptogen, helps the body adapt to stress and maintains balance. Adaptogens are believed to support the body’s response to various physical, mental, or external stressors. Hemp seeds provide extra protein, while spinach and oats provide delicious fiber that will keep you fuller for longer.
Drink this smoothie the next time you’re about to start or end a busy day to keep your cortisol levels in check and your body and mind happy.