Thursday, December 17, 2009

Dr. Oz's Brain Boosting Smoothie


A power breakfast like no other, the 5 ingredients in this smoothie will keep your memory sharp, your mood elevated and your energy high.

Ingredients

1 banana Bananas are high in antioxidants, dopamine and serotonin. Dopamine boosts memory and attention while serotonin elevates mood and helps control appetite, memory and learning.

¼ cup blueberries Blueberries contain pigments called anthocyanins that give the fruit its dark color and also boost brain function. They also help protect the brain from stress and may reduce dementia.

A handful of hemp nuts These nuts are rich in Omega-3’s which are essential for the health of your brain and nervous system. Additionally, the compounds found in hemp seeds have been shown to promote memory, learning and immune function.

½ cup apple juice Apple juice prevents the loss of an important neurotransmitter called acetylcholine which is critical for memory and brain health.

1 tsp rhodiola rosea This liquid plant extract improves mood, alleviates depression and can also improve sexual functioning and libido. It’s available for purchase in natural food stores.


(you can also get the recipe here)

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