Snack Time – Brain Booster Smoothie with Blueberries and Grape Juice

Do your kids need a brain boost after school?
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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.

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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