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Snack Time – Brain Booster Smoothie with Blueberries and Grape Juice

Do your kids need a brain boost after school? This Brain Booster Smoothie with blueberries is packed with all the goodness growing minds need to stay focused.  Blend up a batch before school or when your kids get home and need to recharge before tackling their homework.

My kids need a boost of brain power after school!

Brain Booster Smoothie with Blueberries Recipe (Makes 4 kid-sized servings or 2 grown-up servings)
2 cups frozen blueberries
2 cups grape juice
1/4 cup almond butter or almonds
2 tablespoons wheat germ
1 banana (optional)

The flavor reminds me of an old-fashioned peanut butter and jelly sandwich.   It’s sweet from the grape juice, tart from the blueberries and has a little crunch from the almonds and wheat germ.  If your kids prefer a little more sweetness, try adding a banana.

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Here are just a few of the brain boosting benefits you’ll find-

Blueberries
-contain powerful compounds called flavonoids
-help with reasoning skills
-may improve memory
-strengthen numerical ability

Grape Juice
-enhance spatial memory
-build verbal learning skills
-improve communication between brain cells.

Nuts & Whole Grains
-provide Vitamin E
-supports cognitive health

Whole Grains
-good source of fiber in wheat germ
-contains Omega-3s

 

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