Brain Healthy Recipe – Green Smoothie

Need a brain healthy breakfast recipe on-the-go for busy weekday mornings? Look no further than a Community Neuroscience Services favorite: Green Smoothies!   This green smoothie is packed with brain-healthy ingredients. Spinach and kale are leafy greens rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that support brain health and cognitive function. They provide nutrients like folate, vitamin K, and lutein that have been associated with improved cognitive performance. Bananas offer natural sugars for a quick energy boost, as well as potassium and vitamin B6 that contribute to brain health. Nut butter adds healthy fats and protein, which help sustain energy levels and support brain function. The combination of these ingredients in a delicious smoothie makes for a refreshing and brain-boosting breakfast.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup kale leaves, stemmed
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter (such as almond or peanut butter)
  • Optional: honey or maple syrup for sweetness

Instructions:

  1. Place the spinach, kale, banana, almond milk, and nut butter in a blender.
  2. Blend on high until smooth and creamy.
  3. Taste the smoothie and add honey or maple syrup if desired for extra sweetness.
  4. Pour into a glass and serve immediately.

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