A Simple happy shake
You can use any greens you like, but spinach blends easily into the background for selective palates. Swiss Chard, Collard Greens or Spring Mix create some variety, for those a little more daring. High in iron, which increases energy. High in antioxidants, which blocks the negative effects of free radicals. But remember to take a shake break or adjust your greens from time to time. Plants have a natural defense mechanism that protects them from being eliminated by predation. Greens have small amounts of toxins, which make them toxic to both animals and humans, when eaten in excess.
ONE CUP - LEAFY GREENS
Kefir is one of many ways we can get some assistance in balancing the gut. 80% of Serotonin is produced in the belly. When we’ve been eating diets filled with refined sugars and simple carbohydrates we forget to manufacture feel-good chemistry. Coconut Kefir is a great vegan option. Water kefir will do as well. Dairy Kefir blends well in shakes, but we do encourage you to seek out Organic and ethically-raised varieties.
HALF CUP - KEFIR
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Coconut milk is high in protein to help stabilize the sugars in fruit and supplies the brain with up to 2/3rds of its daily energy requirements. It also helps to repair the brain and generate new brain cells. Coconut milk also improves memory and learning performance.
HALF CUP - UNSWEETENED COCONUT MILK
THE RAINBOW CONNECTION
Mixed berries are an excellent source of antioxidants that are powerful in preventing memory loss. The full complement of colour provides the variety in phytochemicals that kindly escort free-radical cells of the stage. They also improves brain cell connectivity by reducing inflammation. Just like we feel happier when we’re more socially connected, we feel happier when our brains cells are more connected too.
FULL CUP - MIXED FROZEN BERRIES
Create reamy texture with frozen banana, while adding in some necessary potassium. Potassium boosts more oxygen to the brain, increasing neural activity and helping to stabilize anxiety and stress. Always choose those unloved bananas in the discount section, the ones with the spots. These over-ripened bananas increase Dopamine levels and we like to call Dopamine - “Satisfaction”. When we feel amply satisfied with anything, addictions level out and we find enjoyment in simple pleasures of life.
HALF FROZEN BANANA
Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids are referred to as “essential”, because our bodies are not capable of producing them and it is essential that we source these them from external sources. These fats are the building blocks for brain cells. Necessary fats also keep inflammation at ease, allowing neuronal connections to flow freely and effortlessly. These essentials come in many sources, but we really enjoy Hemp Hearts, Walnuts or Chia Seeds.
ONE TABLESPOON - NUTS AND SEEDS
Did you know our brains are made up of about 75% water? They are indeed. There are many reasons to stay well-hydrated, but the smartest of the bunch is to manufacture hormones and neurotransmitters that keep us feeling positive and balanced. We also need the shock-absorber for extreme sports or unexpected tumbles. Water acts as a super-highway delivering oxygen and nutrients and exchanging unnecessary bits and pieces to be flushed right out of our system entirely. Water works wonders.
TOP UP BLENDER - PURE CLEAN WATER