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Brain healthy foods are so good for your mind and also your body. This smoothie is made up of some of my favorite brain-healthy (but tasty) ingredients like cacao nibs that are a source of flavanols that help to keep blood vessels healthy and may also help to slow age-related memory decline. This smoothie also boasts brain and mood-healthy b vitamins like folate from the green leafy kale and finally anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer nutrients from the turmeric.

If you want this smoothie to be a meal, add plant-based (or clean whey) protein for added balance and nutrients.

You can also add extra ingredients like extra cacao nibs or powder, or even for a little extra sweetness a little more fruit or a date or two.


Brain Healthy Smoothie

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 5 minutes

Makes: 1 serving (16-20 oz, 500 mL)


  • 5 strawberries, tops removed
  • 1/4 banana
  • 2 handfuls kale or other green (spinach, chard, mixed greens or arugula)
  • 2 Tbsp cacao nibs (raw preferable)
  • Dash each: turmeric and cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil (organic, unrefined)
  • 8 oz hemp milk (or other unsweetened non-dairy milk like almond)
  • (optional) 1 scoop plant based protein


  1. Wash and prepare ingredients.
  2. Add ingredients to blender and blend on high for 45-60 seconds or until well blended.
  3. Serve and enjoy!