Food For The Brain

Smoothie Feeds  BrainFood For The Human Brain

Scientists used to believe that nutrients did not cross the blood-brain barrier, and that diet had no impact on the brain.  They also believed, that brains deteriorated as they (and their owners) aged. Neither of these are true.  Consequently, it is as important to feed your brain, as it is to feed the rest of your body, if you want to remain sharp into old age.

This neurological smoothie is high in antioxidants (from the blueberries and the kale), protein and lethicin which increase the production of important brain chemicals, omega-3 fats from flaxseed oil. pumpkin seeds , and coconut oil,  and many  important vitamins and minerals, from pumpkin seeds. These nutrients are vital for the brain to remain heaklthy and do its work.   Every day, your brain uses 20 percent of  the energy in your body, both to allow the neurons (brain cells) to communicate with one another, but also to keep the existing neurons healthy through maintenance and repair.

Have a brain smoothie every day, or at least several times a week, and give your brain the help it needs

Brain Smoothie Ingredients

1 cup of blueberries or blackberries [fresh or frozen]

1 tablespoon of soy lecithin

1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil

1 tablespoon of coconut oil

1 heaping tablespoon of rice or whey protein powder

2-3 cups of almond milk

¼ cup of raw pumpkin seeds in the shell

1 leaf of kale or chard

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (for taste)

Method To Create Smoothie:

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.  You can add extra  fruit for flavouring, or add ice to make a cold smoothie on a hot day.

Personally, I find that 2-3 cups of almond milk makes too much for me to drink at one sitting, so I reduce the almond milk to 1.5 cups and add a dollop of organic yogurt.  Organic yogurt from milk-fed cows contains the Omega-3 fat ALA, which may not be present in grain-fed cows.  I rang the company that makes the organic yoghurt I use,  to check that their cows go out into pasture every day.

Photcredit: George Lawie

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