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-


-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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Busy Family Food: Smoothies

Most people gobble down smoothies all summer long - we do too - but our summer smoothies are inspired by the desire to beat the heat and the availability of fresh produce. Our winter smoothies are more about packing superfoods into our daily diet.