Dr. Oz's Brain-Boosting Smoothie

Presented by Dr. Oz on his TV show
15 December 2009

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A power breakfast like no other, the 5 ingredients in this smoothie will keep your memory sharp, your mood elevated and your energy high.


1 banana:

Bananas are high in antioxidants, dopamine and serotonin. Dopamine boosts memory and attention while serotonin elevates mood and helps control appetite, memory and learning.

1/4 cup blueberries:
Blueberries contain pigments called anthocyanins that give the fruit its dark color and also boost brain function. They also help protect the brain from stress and may reduce dementia.

A handful of hemp nuts:
These nuts are rich in Omega-3’s which are essential for the health of your brain and nervous system. Additionally, the compounds found in hemp seeds have been shown to promote memory, learning and immune function.

1/2 cup apple juice:
Apple juice prevents the loss of an important neurotransmitter called acetylcholine which is critical for memory and brain health.

1 tsp rhodiola rosea:
This liquid plant extract improves mood, alleviates depression and can also improve sexual functioning and libido. It’s available for purchase in natural food stores.

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