Did you know that diet, exercise and other aspects of our daily interaction with the environment have the potential to alter our brain health and mental function?
Do you ever feel like you can’t think straight or focus? Do you feel you’re in a mind fog? Perhaps it wasn’t some else’s wrong-doing, you just forgot that you forgot?
Kind of like this:
Well, you’re not the only one! Diet plays a huge role in how your body functions. If you aren’t getting the proper nutrients that your body needs, you will experience lots of different effects, and a brain fog/memory impairment is one of them.
It doesn’t matter what your job duties entail, you’re still going to need to remember things quickly and accurately, and focus on the work at hand.
That’s why we’ve created a delicious smoothie that truly does help with mind clarity and memory. You will feel energized and ready to do the rest of your day without the forgetful, drowsy brain fog that you normally get around 2-3 o’clock in the afternoon.
This smoothie features IdealLean Vanilla which you can find here!
Improve Memory with Mind-Enhancing Ingredients
Did you know that your brain is composed of 75% water?This may seem silly and overly simplified, but dehydration not only affects your body but the efficiency of your mind. Water is critical in brain function so even if it’s inconvenient to use the restroom every 15-20 minutes because you’re drinking water, think about how you’re taking care of your brain!
Blueberries are one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits. This means that it slows down the process of aging in your body. They also have a very high amount of water and 4 grams of fiber in one cup. This is the definition of a superfood! Greater intake of high-antioxidant foods may increase “health span” and enhance cognitive and motor function in aging.
Walnuts, along with blueberries, are very high in antioxidants. They contain the highest amount of antioxidants than any other nut, yet people do not eat enough of them! The fear is that they are high in calories so people eat them less. However, it is the healthy fat that your brain needs to function. These kinds of fat, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated, will not clog your arteries like trans and saturated fat. The reason why your brain needs this fat is because it is composed of 60% fat! According to Greatist, “A diet high in monounsaturated fats can also increase production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that plays an important role in learning and memory.” Eat your walnuts. They improve memory!
Fat + Antioxidants = focus and brain health, improved memory, and increased learning capacity.
Now let’s get to this recipe. It will taste like blueberry bliss along with a nutty delicious flavor and you’ll be having a nicely working brain. You can’t go wrong!
- Serving size: 1 smoothie
- Calories: 420
- Carbs: 27
- Fiber: 5
- Protein: 24
- Fat: 24
- Sugar: 6
Improve Memory Smoothie
- Yield: 1 shake
- Prep Time: 5m
- Cook Time: 2m
- Total Time: 7m
- Add all ingredients to a blender.
- Blend until smooth consistency. Enjoy!
- 3/4 c water
- 3/4 c unsweetened almond milk
- 1/3 c blueberries
- 1/4 c walnut halves and pieces
- 1/4 c rolled oats
- 1 scoop Vanilla IdealLean Protein
- Ice as desired (optional)