Today was one of those catch up days. In amidst of writing my essay/ browsing the internet, I got hungry. I wanted something quick,healthy and satisfying. Smoothie time! Jeez I haven’t had a smoothie since 2014.
The smoothie I made is full of leafy greens,blueberries,goji berries,banana,matcha,hemp hearts and flax seed. Topped off with raw cashews,pumpkin seeds and more hemp seeds.Total brain food right there. Study snack win.
I decided to use goji berries to kick it up.Goji berries have a very distinctive,sweet and almost grainish taste in the smoothie. I just happen to have an abundance of goji berries because I’m asian. In the asian world, we don’t really promp up goji berries as a glam superfood of the year. It’s kind of…well just tradition? As far as I know it’s unusual to eat it raw; we mostly put it in our soups, but hey I’m pretty white washed lol.
Blueberries are full of antioxidants to keep those lovely cells of yours nice and healthy. Vitamin C to fight of colds and sickness in the winter. It’s also said to improve memory and cognitive function which is super interesting.
Matcha adds a nice,subtle bitterness to offset the sweetness of the smoothie.Matcha is made from ground green tea leaves which are loaded with antioxidants and metabolism boosting compounds.
Hemp hearts,flax seeds,seeds and tree nuts provide lots of heart healthy fats and proteins; all good for your brain and endurance.
I love smoothies because they provide substantial energy and rocking health benefits.
Without further ado, here’s the recipe.Enjoy!
Brain Food Smoothie(serves 1)
- 1 cup unsweetened or vanilla almond milk
- 1 cup leafy greens(I used spring mix with baby spinach and lettuces)
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tbsp goji berries
- 1 tbsp hemp hearts
- 1/2 tbsp of ground flax
- raw cashews
- raw pumpkin seeds
- hemp hearts
Blend all ingredients in a blender. Serve in a cup. Top with desired toppings.
Happy weekend, snacking and brain boosting