Brain Boosting Smoothie


Another day, another theme…

Brain health isn’t always something considered in a practical way but it’s well worth taking the time to offer up nourishment and support. With life generally keeping us busy to keep up contemplate the function of foods to make meals and snacks count. 

Below we’ve been provided with some tips and a focused recipe from Coriander the excellent Nutritional Therapist from CS Nutrition in Madrid…  

I’m sure you’ll enjoy,




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This nutrient-packed smoothie is full of brain protective compounds. Research has shown that the medium chain fatty acids in coconuts may ameliorate the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and the antioxidants in the berries and deeply coloured beetroot  protect the brain from damaging inflammation.

L-theanine in green tea helps support the body through stress  and both protein powder and almonds have high levels of the amino acid tryptophan, which is converted to the sleep and relaxation chemical, serotonin.

Finally, the serotonin-rich banana will also help calm whilst chia seeds contain omega 3, well known for its brain boosting properties.  Enjoy!


2 tablespoons grated Coconut

Handful mixed Berries

½ banana

2 tablespoons chia seeds (omega 3)

1 scoop protein powder

½ beetroot, cooked and cooled

1 mug cooled green tea

Small handful almonds

250 ml coconut water


Place all the ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth. Drink immediately.