Recipe: Stress-Busting Chocolate Berry Smoothie

by JJ Virgin on April 27, 2017

Stress can creep in unnoticed with your hectic daily schedule or it can arrive all at once with a major life event…

Either way, the result is elevated stress hormones that can cause chronic inflammation, serious disease, and interrupt your life!  

Do any of these symptoms sound familiar?

  • anxiety or moodiness
  • cravings, especially for sweets and empty carbs
  • unexplained weight gain
  • decreased sex drive
  • lower energy levels

If so, chronic stress may be the culprit. Take steps to address your stress, including adding stress-fighting foods to your diet.

Look for protein, fruits and veggies, and healthy fats high in omega-3s and antioxidants. Anything that qualifies as a superfood is another welcome addition, including the berries, greens, avocado, and dark chocolate in this smoothie.

Stress won’t ever disappear completely. But choosing this delicious shake for breakfast can help your body balance your stress hormones and help you feel a little calmer and happier!

Stress-Busting Chocolate Berry Smoothie


April 27, 2017

Feeling stressed? This delicious chocolate and berry smoothie comes together in minutes and contains nutrients and superfoods that can help balance your stress hormones.

Virgin Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
Sugar Impact Diet compliant: Cycles 1 and 3

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Yields: 1 Serving


2 scoops JJ Virgin Chocolate Paleo-Inspired All-In-One Protein Shake powder*

10 oz. protein-boosted flax milk (I like Good Karma)

1/2 small avocado, peeled and pitted

1/2 cup frozen raspberries

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

1/2 cup fresh leafy greens

1 tbsp raw cacao powder

1 1/2 tsp chia seeds

1 1/2 tsp freshly ground flaxseed


1Blend the ingredients together until smooth, ramping up the blender speed slowly to keep it creamy.

2Your shake can be thickened by adding ice cubes or thinned by adding cold water. Bye-bye, stress!


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