Healthy Drinks That Combat Depression And Anxiety (Slideshow)

Studies show the chemical apignenin in chamomile has anxiety-reducing properties. Steep some tea in hot water, or drink it cool over ice. This drink has a mild and naturally sweet flavor that is easy to enjoy.

Kale Smoothies

Drinks and foods rich in folates can stave off the blues: think dark, leafy greens packed with Vitamin B-12.

Brazil Nut Smoothies

Because brazil nuts are so dense in cell-protecting selenium, you don't need many to get what you need! Add one or two brazil nuts to a smoothie in order to increase its richness, flavor, and healthfulness.

Berry-Infused Seltzer

Rich in antioxidants and anthocyanin, berries can sharpen concentration as well as aid in reducing the symptoms of your anxiety. Muddle some into the bottom of your seltzer for a pop of flavor and health benefits.

Yogurt or Tofu Smoothies

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to depression. Found in fortified dairy products like milk and yogurt, getting enough Vitamin D can be easy if you use yogurt as a base ingredient. Vitamin D is also abundant in tofu, so smoothies can be adapted for vegan-friendly recipes. 

​Dark Chocolate Shakes

Dark chocolate can stimulate neurotransmitters like seratonin and dopamine, providing a feeling of wellness. Packed with flavonoids and polyphenols, if you top shake with a few shavings of dark chocolate, your taste buds, brain, and body will thank you. 


Ok, we just said that coffee can also really destroy your emotional health in excess, but there's also evidence that a cup of joe — one cup, mind you — can help manage symptoms of depression.

Banana Smoothies

It's not hard to love bananas in your smoothie: there's a reason this fruit is a classic for the blender. It's even easier to love them when they are one of the best whole sources of B6, a vitamin linked to alleviating depression.  

Flax Milk

Substitute flax milk for dairy in your morning smoothie, and you'll up your intake of omega-3s, which have been shown in clinical studies to aid people who suffer from depression.


It seems obvious, right? Drink water, aid digestion, facilitate circulationm and your body's own restorative capacities? Yes. Get creative and add flair to your hydrating life-source: freeze fresh herbs into ice cubes to add to your water. Mint, lemongrass, or even fresh citrus can liven up ordinary tap water.