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Brain Healthy Smoothie

By September 21, 2016 April 2nd, 2018 No Comments

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.

Enjoy!

Brain Healthy Smoothie

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 5 minutes

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  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!