This smoothie is one that I've been dreaming of having for my morning breakfast for quite some time. I found the inspiration through Pinterest. Boy do I love that website! There is so much goodness on there. If you haven't tried it, you should check it out today. But as I've warned before, be careful. You might find yourself glued to the computer screen for an hour or more, it's that addictive!
Let's just say I really enjoyed my breakfast this morning and am I full! I feel energized and healthier just from sipping this through a straw. I have a feeling that you will feel the same way when you try it too. And that color, isn't it gorgeous? That's enough to wake any body up, no matter how sleepy they are in the mornings!
Here's the quote from the recipe that contributes to the "brain boost" part of the name:
"Recent studies show that the powerful antioxidants and phytochemicals in blueberries may improve cognitive function. Paired with walnuts, they make a blueberry smoothie that tops the antioxidant chart. The rich nuttiness of the walnuts complements the berries, and they may work a little magic on your memory. Word has it that walnuts contain essential fatty acids that support the development of brain cells and neurotransmitters, so sip this unforgettable smoothie and you may just forget less!"
Blueberry Brain Boost Smoothie
(adapted from Super-Charged Smoothies)
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup apple juice
1 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup fresh peaches, diced
1/2 cup raw walnuts
- Pulse banana and apple juice in a blender.
- Add blueberries, peaches, and walnuts. Blend until smooth.