February 26, 2014 10

My Brain Food Smoothie

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Brain food, we I need it.

I really, really do. It’s no secret that I didn’t always fuel my body well. I spent years picking myself up and putting myself back down with alcohol, prescription drugs, sugar, caffeine, processed foods, energy drinks – you name it.

And although it’s been years since I’ve quit gluten and most processed foods altogether, my brain still feels tired. Some days I feel like my brain is saying, “Hey remember when you were like super mean to me for all those years? Well now you need to treat me right or else. . .” and I’m okay with that. I probably do need the constant reminder.
 
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So I wanted to share with you all my green smoothie go-to, the one I choose to make 3 -5 times a week. My everyday classic, The Brain Food Smoothie. The one that is fueled with blueberries, chia seeds, spinach, nut milk and a touch of green tea. You only got one brain people, here’s my reminder that you gotta treat it right!

The Brain Food Smoothie

Makes the perfect amount for one.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large handfuls baby spinach or baby kale
  • 3/4 cup frozen blueberries {or fresh if they’re in season}
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened green tea or 1/2 cup warm water + 1 green tea bag
  • 1/2 unsweetened almond milk
  • handful of ice

Steep the green tea bag in the warm water for 3 minutes and then discard the tea bag.

Blend the spinach, blueberries, banana, chia seeds, green tea, almond milk + ice on high until creamy and smooth.

Sip + enjoy!

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10 Responses to "My Brain Food Smoothie"

  1. Reply

    Sabine

    February 26, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    This looks delicious!
    I have a green smoothie every morning myself (I love black kale in it!), thank you for the idea to bring my green tea into the smoothie :-)!

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    Krissie

    February 27, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    I am SO into this sister!! Looks amazing!! Of course, I am going to use decaf green tea but wow, how simple and delicious! There you go again…with your simple yet DELISH treats!

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    MonicaP

    March 5, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    YUM .. this is on my weekend list “To Make”

    Monica

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      Sherrie

      March 5, 2014 at 3:18 PM

      Enjoy! XO

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        MonicaP

        March 27, 2014 at 12:36 PM

        I did make this .. and it was good + kept me full all morning .. :-)

        Monica.

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    Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish

    April 4, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    I love this!! And wouldn’t have thought to add green tea. What a great idea!

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