Increase brainpower and improve your memory and concentration with our Super Brainpower Breakfast Smoothie
Drink this smoothie in the morning and enhance your brain’s performance in the afternoon. This nutrient powerhouse of a smoothie has been proven to optimize your ability to think clearly and quickly all day.
Keen to help my eldest daughter maximise her potential and minimize stress in her final year of the International Baccalaureate, I spent time researching foods that would help her brain work at its best and make her feel clear, focused and happy.
My idea was to design a smoothie that could be easily made the night before and gulped down by my teen before a day at school. I wanted to include naturally occurring foods that were the most nutrient-dense available, foods that had been proven to help brain agility.
I chose not to include vitamin, mineral or protein powder supplements. Evidence has since shown us that the health benefits found in ‘whole’ foods are far more effective than multivitamins, whose validity or even safety have been called into question, following a recent comprehensive scientific study led by a team of researchers at Nancy University in France.
Once the recipe was formulated I offered it to my daughter, she was put off by the brownish hue of the drink, but as soon as she sipped it, she realised that looks can be deceiving- it was delicious! After the first day I amazed at the almost immediate effects the Super Brainpower Breakfast Smoothie was having on my daughter’s ability to study. I realised we had stumbled on a smoothie recipe really worth sharing !
The Super Brainpower Breakfast Smoothie can really help if your child is
- getting bad grades at school.
- lacking concentration or motivation.
- suffering from exam stress or test anxiety.
Make the Super Brainpower Breakfast Smoothie if you want to see your child
- get better grades.
- improve memory skills.
- stay calm and focused under pressure.
What’s in the Super Brainpower Breakfast Smoothie that makes it so effective, and why?
Blueberries have additional properties only recently discovered! According to new research from a British university, a blueberry smoothie was found to increase powers of concentration by 20% in their control group in one single day. Blueberries along with spinach have been shown to restructure parts of the brain helping to prevent memory loss. “They have the potential in the long term to lead to cognitive improvement” said the lead researcher in the study. ( source: NEWSER)
Blueberries and spinach are super-high in antioxidants which in turn bind with free radicals, it ‘s the free radicals that are responsible for breaking down brain cells as we age , but these antioxidants render them harmless.
Flax seeds are high in DHA, an omega 3 fatty acid crucial to optimum health of your nervous system and brain. Low levels of DHA have been linked to a higher risk of developing memory loss in later life.
Wheatgerm is high in particularly high in folate and vitamin B6 which is full of thiamine. Thiamine heplsp with memeory while folate works to increase bloodflow to the brain which in turn enhances brain functionality. This super germ also includes generous amounts of vitamin E known to prevent poor memory.
Fibre is important too, this slows down the absorption of sugars in to the bloodstream. All our smoothie ingredients share this property of gradual delivery, so helping to keep your brain alert all day without suffering any sugar dips.
Super Brainpower Breakfast Smoothie Recipe
(4 medium glasses or 2 large tumblers)
What you need
- 3 apples
- 1 large banana
- 60g / 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 large handful of baby spinach leaves
- 4 heaped tbsp’s of ground almonds
- 4 heaped tbsp’s of pumpkin seeds
- 1 heaped tbsp of wheatgerm
- 1 heaped tbsp of flax seeds ( linseeds)
- 300ml/ 10fl oz of apple juice
What to do
Place the apple juice into the blender, then add the spinach and cut apple pieces and pulse-blend. Then add the blueberries, almonds, pumpkin and flax seeds, followed by the wheatgerm. Pulse-blend again until the pumpkin seeds are well pulverised. Finally add the banana and blend to a creamy consistency. Add more apple juice if your child prefers a more liquid consistency. Use organic fresh fruit where possible. Your smoothie will take on a light brownish hue, this is caused by the spinach and blueberries battling it out in the colour stakes, and neither wins in this one I’m afraid. This smoothie does not get top marks for its looks, but the taste is a wonderful surprise!
Bonne Appétit x
Try offering the Super Brainpower Breakfast Smoothie for breakfast every school-day and watch the difference, you’ll be absolutely amazed! If you witness a big change in your child’s performance and wellbeing within a week, then promise me you’ll return to this post and leave a comment in our commentluv below to share with us all just how effective the Super Brainpower Breakfast Smoothie really is!
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About the Author (Author Profile)
Rebecca Watkins worked as a professional photo journalist and travelled the world with her husband John, before settling down as a stay at home mother to their three daughters. They have recently moved back from the French Alps to an old cottage in Devon, England. Rebecca’s days are filled with visits to the beach, animated discussions and in the best moments, happiness and creativity in her family home of five. The other moments are filled with craziness and chaos and she loves those too.