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RECIPE: Brain Boosting Green Smoothie

I recommend this recipe for a refreshing drink in warm weather - though adding the ginger and garlic mentioned below can adapt it to any time of year!

This brightly coloured and refreshing smoothie is full of antioxidant power for your brain - and provides a source of extra vegetable fiber to support healthy blood sugar balance.

Brain Boosting Green Smoothie - Ingredients:

2 cups - cucumber - remove seeds if it is overripe - leave skin on

1-2 large sticks - celery

1 apple - skin on (red or green)

1 lime - zest the skin in and then squeeze in as much juice as you'd like

1 cup - fresh green herbs (parsley, cilantro and mint are my favourites)

1 cup - spinach (baby kale or other greens work too)

1 tsp - spirulina powder

1 - medjool date - pitted, chopped (**optional: makes the smoothie sweeter)

1-2 cups - filtered water (or coconut water) and ice - in whatever proportions you prefer

For extra antioxidants - and bonus antimicrobial effects, try adding:

1 clove fresh garlic

3-4 slices fresh ginger


  • add all the non-liquid ingredients in a heavy duty blender (ie. Vitamix, Blendtec or something similar is ideal),

  • add liquid to fill up to the 2 cup line,

  • toss in as much ice as you'd like (frozen mango or banana in place of ice can work too - it will make the drink thicker and higher in sugar, and may make the colour less green)

  • blend and serve - makes 4-6 servings

  • enjoy!

Dr. Natalie Senst, ND

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