Smoothies are a tasty way to cover all sorts of things from picky eaters. You should consider them as a daily vitamin, with a whole lot of extra benefits. Also, kids love smoothies, too.
This brain-boosting smoothie recipe is loaded with healthy nutrients. The ingredients you will need are avocado, blueberries, wheat germ, and almonds. Foods vital to the health and functioning of the brain.
According to numerous studies, the antioxidants in blueberries have an ability to protect the brain from oxidative stress. Moreover, berries lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other age-related conditions.
Avocados are loved by many, and the healthy fats in them make them a great brain food. They boost the production of oleic acid, which stimulates the brain to process information much faster.
Your body can produce oleic acid on its own, but avocados make everything easy.
- Wheat germ
The germ of cereal provides a great range of nutritional benefits. Wheat germ is a vegetarian source of choline, a neurotransmitter that improves memory. moreover, it contains high amounts of vitamin E and some omega 3s.
The wheat germ causes lifelong memory enhancement due to the changes in the memory center (hippocampus) in the brain.
Almonds are the best food for your brain. Rich in nutrients such as omega 3 and phytochemicals. While, vitamin E protects your cognitive skills, boost alertness and preserve memory longer.
Adding some pomegranate juice for flavor, may boost the power of these ingredients and increase its antioxidant effect.
Here is a smoothie recipe from the best ingredients for brain development:
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/4 cup almonds
- 1 cup pomegranate juice
- 2 tablespoons wheat germ
- 1 avocado, pitted and peeled
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. These ingredients will give about 12 ounces, and serve two kids, or one adult.