How is your day going? It has been a fairly easy day here in Kansas. We got up this morning and went out to pick up a few grocery items I missed on Wednesday, namely organic lemons. So two stores, and 4 sacks later I had no organic lemons again.....Sigh....
Hutchinson, Kansas, I am sooo disappointed in you!
As Chris and I were driving home Chris was complaining that he was stumbling over his words and felt foggy, so I immediately thought a blueberry smoothie was in order. As Chris unloaded the van Emma and I set out to make a healthy smoothie that would create some mental clarity for my hubby!
I do not have a vitamix or blendtec, so I knew I would have to juice and blend!
I pulled out the juicer and the blender and got to making a really powerful smoothie!
Brain Boosting Smoothies
1 medium bunch of washed Kale, juiced
2 cups dark red cherries, this was an accident, I thought they were blueberries. (I will not include these next time)
1 cup blueberries
1 tbls. Flax seeds
1 tbls. Chia seeds
2 Oranges, juiced
2 tbls. Goji berries
Enough water to make it spin. For those of you with a VitaMix, your can toss it all in and go for it. But those of you that are like me..... Juice your kale and oranges, add to the blender along with all of the ingredients and use the ice crusher setting and blend until everything is fluidy....
Did you know: Blueberries help protect the brain from oxidative stress and may reduce the effects of age-related conditions such as Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Researchers have found that diets rich in blueberries significantly improved both the learning capacity and motor skills of aging animals, making them mentally equivalent to much younger ones. I think that is a good reason to eat blueberries several times a week!!
After drinking this I felt great. I was a little tired from shopping and running around today, but now I am spunky and full of energy!!!
Hope everyone is well and has a big brain boosting smoothie to start their weekend!!!