Brain Healthy Breakfast Smoothies

Here is quick, delicious, nutritious brain-healthy breakfast.


  • Stable energy: you get all macronutrients in a glass which will provide stable energy and balance your blood sugar
  • Sharper focus: focus determines how efficiently you process information. By taking sugar and refined foods out of breakfast, you help reduce inflammation that contributes to brain fog
  • Better memory: when your brain is inflamed, it can affect your ability to form short-term memories and also connect to long-term member.
  • Better mood: Inflammation and fat dysregulation resulting from poor food choices tap into flight-fight and anxiety-driven centers of your brain. By providing your brain instead with stable and efficient source of energy from high-nutrient foods, it becomes easier to reduce anxiety and depression. Your neurotransmitters will be stable rather than firing in an chaotic, anxiety-producing pattern = promoting feelings of happiness and sense of peace
  • Reduce risk of cognitive decline: medical studies indicate nutrient deficiency (vitamins C,E, B12, B 6 and beta-carotene is linked to cognitive impairment. These breakfast smoothies pack in brain essential vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and healthy fats.
  • Stronger immune system:
  • Fast food: Fresh is best. You can store in a mason jar with a lid – or another airtight container – for 24 – 72 hours. This minimizes oxidation which breaks down nutrients and changes the color. Shake well before drinking

Basic formula

  • Liquid: Nut milks, oat milk, grass-fed whole dairy milk, kefir, coconut water, filtered water
  • Leafy greens: spinach, baby kale, mix of greens
  • Nature’s fats: seeds (chia, flaxseed, hemp seed, sesame, pumpkin, sunflower and/or nuts (almond, cashews, pecans, walnuts, nut butters)
  • Fruits: use organic if it’s on the Dirty Dozen list, go seasonal to increase the diversity of micronutrients, use shredded veggies (carrots, beets, zucchini) or pureed (beet pumpkin, sweet potato, butternut squash). Red/purple fruits are especially rich in brain-boosting phytochemicals
  • Spices: allspice, cocoa, cinnamon, ginger, tumeric (with a pinch of black pepper)
  • Sweeteners: Add bananas or dates. use nature’s sweeteners: honey, maple syrup, molasses or stevia

Starting combinations

Berry Almond Joy

  • 1 cup frozen berries for the fruit
  • 2 tablespoons coconut
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter

Chocolate Strawberry

  • 1 cup strawberries for the fruit
  • Add 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa to the spices

Ginger Spice

  • 1 tablespoon ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • Pinch of black pepper (to activate tumeric)

Mango Lassi

  • 1 cup mango for the fruit
  • kefir for the liquid
Brain Healthy Breakfast Smoothies
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Servings Prep Time
2 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 5 minutes
Brain Healthy Breakfast Smoothies
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
2 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 5 minutes
Adjust servings:
  1. Place milk in blender. Add seeds, spices and leafy greens. Blend thoroughly.
  2. Add fruit, blend. Add ice and blend.
  3. If you find it needs sweetening, use a banana or 3 - 4 dates. Skip the sugar. If that's a deal breaker, add 1 tablespoon honey, maple syrup or a pinch of stevia (make sure there are no additives)
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