Breakfast smoothie for a healthy start to your day. This brain-boosting breakfast tea fruit smoothie is rich in protein and healthy fats that are essential for brain health.
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Brain-Boosting Breakfast Smoothie
- 6 ounces brewed black or green tea - cooled
- 1 tsp raw honey
- 1 Tbsp flaxseed
- 3 Tbsp Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp ghee
- 1 Tbsp almond butter
- 2 ounce strawberry
- 2 ounce blueberry
- 2 ounce blackberry
- 1 banana
- 2 egg yolks pastured or free range
- 5.3 ounce Greek yogurt whole milk
- Place all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend on high for 5 mins.
- Pour into tall glass with a straw and enjoy!
This recipe is an adaptation of the Brain Health Smoothie from Kelly Brogan, MD.
Butyrate provides energy, supports intestinal cell integrity, and has anti-inflammatory effects on the brain.
Black Tea: It's best to use brewed tea that's been refrigerated so you don't have to wait for it brew and then cool down. I like to use an English Breakfast tea for this recipe since it has a nice strong flavor to keep up with all the competing ingredients. Although truthfully you don't taste the tea. But you still get the health benefits of tea.
Tea is high in polyphenols, a potent antioxidant. Antioxidants have proven health benefits to cardiovascular health.
Black tea contains an amino acid called l-theanine, which is unique to tea and has some very interesting effects on the brain. L-theanine increases alpha brain waves inducing a calm and deeply relaxed state. Combined with the caffeine, which is about half the amount found in coffee, the overall effect is a focused calm.
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Do you drink smoothies? If you try this brain-boosting breakfast tea smoothie, let me know. What’s your favorite smoothie recipe?