Cherry Mint Blast Smoothie
Sometimes a smoothie tastes better when it’s not so smooth! Add sprigs of fresh mint and leafy greens for extra jolts of vitamin C and other antioxidants, says lifestyle expert Tana Amen, BSN, RN, best-selling author of The Omni Diet, and co-author of the newly released Brain Warrior’s Way Cookbook, our very own wellness ambassador.
Smoothies are one of my favorite ways to optimize nutrition and provide my family tasty, refreshing raw snacks or a satisfying breakfast, Amen says. “They are very rich and satisfying, plus you can ‘hide’ many nutritious additives, like spinach, without them being detected by your kids,” she adds. As with all ingredients, pay attention to nutritious, healthy fat content and brain-healthy ingredients.
“Berries, kale and hemp seeds are great examples of antioxidants from fruits and vegetables that can help keep your brain and heart healthy and strong,” adds Daniel Amen, MD. “Many fruits and vegetables significantly reduce your risk of developing cognitive impairment too.”
One of the best ingredients to add to your smoothies is Protein Powder. Our plant-based protein blends, OMNI Vanilla Protein and OMNI Chocolate Protein, are combined with brain-boosting amino acids, glutamine and digestive plant enzymes that nourish your body, jumpstart your stamina and improve digestion. Not to mention they are high in protein, low in calories and carbs, sugar free, gluten free, vegan and delicious!
What Else Can You Do With Protein Powder?
Our proprietary plant-based protein complex is a delicious combination of 22 grams of nutrient-packed plant proteins that are high in fiber to improve digestion. Our tasty protein powders are also a smart alternative to soy or whey proteins – just in case you or someone in your family has food sensitivities.
Try Experimenting With Protein-Powder as a Healthy Ingredient:
- Make your own protein powder energy bars like these
- Toss flavorless protein powder into soup stock or stews
- Use as a base for healthy protein waffles
You can discover many more brain-boosting smoothie recipes in The Brain Warrior’s Way Cookbook on sale now, or try experimenting with your own protein powder smoothie recipes.
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