A beautiful combination of great ingredients creates this “berry” nice smoothie!
- 3/4 of a cup of frozen blueberries
- 1 x banana
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1/2 cup of pear juice
- 1 dstsp of flax seed oil
Place all in a blender and blend until smooth. Makes enough for two people for breakfast or reduce proportions to make a smaller amount for a snack.
Try raspberries, strawberries or blackberries in place of the blueberries or any fruit you like. Add protein powder and a generous teaspoon of barley grass or spirulina for extra nutritional support. If your body is well supplied with nutrients it is less likely to cause you pangs of desire for the wrong types of food.
Health Tip: Make sure your protein powder is non-denatured (by heat). A quality product will say this on the label.
After many years of research on blueberry antioxidants and their potential benefits for the nervous system and for brain health, there is evidence that blueberries can improve memory. In a study involving older adults (with an average age of 76 years), 12 weeks of daily blueberry consumption was enough to improve scores on two different tests of cognitive function including memory.