A Juice that Makes You Happy

The Happy Juice
By: Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

If you’ve been feeling down lately, especially those of you in the northern hemisphere where days keep getting shorter, or you suffer from depression, the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a diet with high intakes of fruits and vegetables was associated with fewer depressive symptoms. The study contributed these results to a cumulative effort of the antioxidants in fruits and vegetables. Many studies indicate that more than 7 servings per day is the magic number that supports a happy mood. Here’s what I added to this juice to boost your mood and make you smile.

Dark Leafy Greens:  Folate found in leafy greens helps minimize homocysteine levels which are correlated to depression and poor mood. Eating plentiful folate-rich foods may have an antidepressant effect.

Citrus: Flavonoids found in citrus fruits have a mild anti-depressant activity.

Beets: Beets and their leaves contain tyrosine and B vitamins to support dopamine and serotonin production.

Turmeric: In a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study with a major depressive disorder, turmeric was found to be effective at improving several mood-related symptoms.

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  • 4 chard (silverbeet) leaves and stems
  • 1 cup (30 g) spinach
  • 1 large beet (beetroot) and leaves
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 inch (2.5 cm) piece of turmeric


  1. Wash and scrub all produce well.
  2. Peel the beet, oranges and lemon.
  3. Add all ingredients through juicer and enjoy!


  • Chard (silverbeet) – kale, spinach, lettuce, watercress, arugula
  • Spinach – kale, chard, lettuce, watercress, arugula
  • Beets – golden beets, radish, carrots
  • Orange –grapefruit, orange, mandarin
  • Lemon – grapefruit, lime
  • Turmeric – mint, ginger

Servings: 1

  • Nutrition per serving:

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Claire Georgiou is an Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist who has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Compl. Medicine) and an Advanced Diploma of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine. She has more than 14 years of clinical experience specializing in liver disease, autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, diabetes, insulin resistance, digestive disorders, chronic infections, children’s health, fertility and pregnancy care. Claire consults in private practice in Sydney and also offers consults out of area and is an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Claire has worked closely for many years with Dr. Sandra Cabot, who is known as the “Liver Cleansing Doctor” and has written more than 25 health related books. Claire writes health related articles, creates healthy recipes and is one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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