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Blissful Smoothie Recipe

Enjoy this Blissful Berry Smoothie, offering a tasty and nutritious way to support cognitive function, enhance mood, and promote overall mental wellbeing.

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Introducing to you a smoothie recipe to support a healthy brain and happy mind.

Carefully carefully crafted to maximise the power of specific nutrients to enhance your cognitive wellbeing, this is a quick and easy recipe to infuse your day with the goodness of healthy fats, brain-boosting phenethylamine (PEA), and serotonin precursors. This is a banana-free smoothie, and is also nut-free, soy-free, dairy-free and refined-sugar-free. Drink up and enjoy.


Ingredients

2 Large or 4 Small Servings

  • 2 cups Berries
  • 2 cups Plant Based Milk
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1 Date, pitted
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Cacao
  • 1 Tbsp Chia
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • Pinch of Salt


Optional:

  • Ice for summer
  • Protein powder of choice

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender (tip start with liquids to make it easier to blend).
  2. Blend until silky smooth.
  3. Add ice to the cup (optional)
  4. Pour smoothie and enjoy!


Nutrition Information – 1 Small Serving

Calories: 133
Carbs: 13g
Protein: 4g
Sugar: 5g
Fat: 7g

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Brain-Boosting Benefits

Your Blissful Berry Smoothie offers a tasty and nutritious way to support cognitive function, enhance mood, and promote overall mental well-being.

  1. Berries:
    • Berries, such as blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries, are rich in antioxidants, particularly flavonoids. These antioxidants help protect brain cells from oxidative stress and may improve cognitive function. Studies have suggested that regular consumption of berries may slow down age-related cognitive decline.

  2. Plant-Based Milk:
    • Plant-based milk, like almond or soy milk, often contains essential nutrients like vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids. These nutrients are associated with brain health and may help reduce the risk of cognitive decline.

  3. Avocado:
    • Avocado is a great source of healthy monounsaturated fats, which support healthy blood flow. Good blood flow is essential for optimal brain function, as it ensures that the brain receives a steady supply of oxygen and nutrients.

  4. Dates:
    • Dates are a natural sweetener and provide a quick source of energy. They also contain essential minerals like potassium and magnesium, which play a role in nerve function and brain health.

  5. Cacao:
    • Cacao is rich in flavonoids, similar to berries. These compounds have been linked to improved cognitive function, increased blood flow to the brain, and potentially enhancing mood. Shop our cacao here.

  6. Chia:
    • Chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which are known for their brain-boosting properties. Omega-3s support the structure of brain cells and may help with memory and cognitive function.

  7. Vanilla:
    • While vanilla is primarily for flavour, its aroma has been associated with relaxation and stress reduction, which can indirectly benefit brain health by promoting a sense of calm.