Healthy Brain Smoothie

Brain-healthy foods are good for your mind and also your body. This smoothie is made up of some of my favorite brain-healthy (but tasty) ingredients, such as cacao nibs, a source of flavanols that help keep blood vessels healthy and may also help to slow age-related memory decline. This smoothie also boasts brain and mood-healthy b vitamins like folate from the green leafy kale and finally anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer nutrients from the turmeric. To make this smoothie a meal, add plant-based (or clean, whey) protein for added balance and nutrients.

Photo: Danielle Thurlow


  • 5 strawberries, tops removed
  • 2 handfuls kale
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs (raw preferable)
  • Dash of each: turmeric and cinnamon
  • 8 oz hemp milk
  • (optional) 1 scoop plant based protein


  1. Wash and prepare ingredients.
  2. Add ingredients to blender and blend on high for 45-60 seconds or until well blended.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5-10 minutes

Servings: 1 serving

Serving Size: 16 ounces