Short on time? This delicious (and super healthy) drink will keep you satisfied until lunch.

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prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Yield:
1 smoothie
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You already know that blueberries (both wild and regular) are good for you. Now research shows they may also help reduce age-related memory loss. One study found that older adults with memory loss who drank wild blueberry juice daily for 12 weeks had improved memory and reduced depressive symptoms. Experts believe the abundant antioxidant anthocyanin in berries may support brain cell communication, facilitate circulation, and protect neurons. Get your daily dose with this smoothie, which includes a cup of blueberries and other ingredients like spinach that are proven to ramp up brain health. For more delicious anti-inflammatory smoothie recipes, check out Smoothies & Juices: Prevention Healing Kitchen: 100+ Delicious Recipes for Optimal Wellness.

Recipe and headnote by Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Add blueberries, 3/4 cup water, spinach, yogurt, coconut milk, matcha, and turmeric to blender and process until smooth.

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  • Add ice cubes, as needed, and blend again. Serve in a tall glass, and add optional blueberries or microgreens as garnish.

Tips

Matcha is expensive, so store yours properly for best results. Keep matcha powder in an opaque, airtight tin in the refrigerator to preserve the antioxidants and prevent the tea from breaking down and changing color. If stored properly, it will last several months.

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