Healthy Brain Smoothie

By: Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Brain-healthy foods are good for your mind and also your body. This smoothie is made up of some of my favorite brain-healthy (but tasty) ingredients, such as cacao nibs, a source of flavanols that help keep blood vessels healthy and may also help to slow age-related memory decline. This smoothie also boasts brain and mood-healthy b vitamins like folate from the green leafy kale and finally anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer nutrients from the turmeric. To make this smoothie a meal, add plant-based (or clean, whey) protein for added balance and nutrients.

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  • 5 strawberries, tops removed
  • 2 handfuls kale
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs (raw preferable)
  • Dash of each: turmeric and cinnamon
  • 8 oz hemp milk
  • (optional) 1 scoop plant based protein


  1. Wash and prepare ingredients.
  2. Add ingredients to blender and blend on high for 45-60 seconds or until well blended.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 5-10 minutes

Servings: 1 serving

  • Nutrition per serving:

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Isabel is a Registered Dietitian, wellness expert and fitness coach. Isabel has her own nutrition and wellness practice based in New York City, Isabel Smith Nutrition, but she works with clients and corporations both nationwide and worldwide in a variety of areas including skin health, weight loss, gastrointestinal issues and allergies, sports nutrition, general wellness and more. As a Guided Reboot coach, Isabel has helped hundreds juice their way to better health. When she isn’t helping clients achieve optimal nutrition and wellness, she can be found trying and creating new juices and making other healthy recipes, running, cooking, spinning, practicing yoga, and enjoying time with her two Yorkshire terriers. Isabel is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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