Blueberry Brain Superfood Smoothie
Did you know the regular consumption of blueberries can enhance mood, mobility and reduce your risk of coronary artery disease? And studies show blueberry positive effects on brain function in both adults and children. Instead of turning to energy drinks and excess caffeine, try this superfood smoothie loaded with fruits, seeds and probiotics. This simple superfood smoothie is nutrient-packed, fiber-filled, delicious and made with ingredients to provide the nutritional support needed for a healthy brain and a productive day!
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About The Ingredients:
· Blueberries: Evidence accumulated at Tufts University suggests that the consumption of blueberries may help improve or delay short term memory loss. Research also shows that this readily available fruit may help protect the brain from the damage caused by free radicals and may reduce the effects of age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
· Avocados: Avocados are packed with omega-3 fatty acids that promote healthy blood flow and support nerves in the brain. They are also full of several important nutrients for the brain including folate, vitamin C, vitamin E, and copper.
· Turmeric: Research has shown that inflammation is the “universal brain destructor” and this spice is packed with curcumin, one of the most potent and naturally occurring anti-inflammatory agents ever identified.
· Hemp, Flax and Chia Seeds: Studies have found that a higher overall nut and seed intake was linked to better brain function in older age, due to their rich sources of the antioxidant like vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids. Low levels of omega-3 fatty acids have been linked to increased inflammation and fatigue. Chia Seeds are exceptionally high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Flaxseeds are the definition of a superfood for being loaded with nutrients, omega-3 fats, lignans, fiber and protein.
· 1.5 Cups Frozen Blueberries
· 1/2 Medium Avocado or 1/2 Cup Frozen Avocado
· 1 Banana
· 2 Cups Water
· 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
· 1 Tbsp Hemp Seeds
· 1 Tbsp Ground Flaxseed
· 1/4 Tsp Turmeric
· 2 pinches of black pepper (to help absorb the turmeric)
· 1 scoop vegan vanilla protein (optional)
Add almond milk, frozen blueberries, banana and avocado to blender. Blend together until smoothie & creamy.
Add chia seeds, flaxseeds, hemp seeds, turmeric and optional protein powered to blender. Blend until even distribution.
Pour into glass and serve immediately or store in fridge with lid until ready to drink
Tips: You can also add 1/4 tsp acai or alma powder for added taste and antioxidants.
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