Food + Mood—A Mental Health Series with Dr. Joseph Feuerstein, M.D. and Chef Daniel Green — an MD that prescribes only food (that’s right, no medicine) and a chef that makes the prescription delicious. In this series, we dig into top mental health conditions and how food can be used to help treat them. “Dr. Joe” is the Director of Integrative Medicine at Stamford Health, CT; and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Columbia University. A medical doctor specializing in family medicine, he completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine, where he trained directly under the world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Andrew Weil. Daniel Green is an internationally known chef, television host, and award-winning author, and is a healthy eating expert and well-known television celebrity cook in England, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, and the United States. Together, they share what foods work and why for specific conditions—and how to make that food prescription delicious.

Frozen Berry Smoothie

Frozen berries are very nutritious as the berries are frozen at their ripest time. For optimal taste and nutrition, do not keep them in the freezer for too long.

Serves: 2

Prep time: 5 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups frozen organic berries (a mix of raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries is best)
  • 8 oz. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh mint (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Add the orange juice first to the blender to help blend, then add everything else. Serve with a sprig of mint on top.

This recipe is part of Food + Mood—A Mental Health Series with Dr. Joseph Feuerstein, M.D. and Chef Daniel Green. To read Food + Mood: A Natural Approach to Treating Depression, click here. For a full list of recipes designed to beat depression, click here.

This recipes and more like it can be found in Chef Daniel’s new cookbook: The Gotham Steel Skinny Cookbook.

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Last Updated: Feb 10, 2020