Boost Your Brain Power With This Simple Drink Recipe

Success – personal, professional, and academic – takes more than just passion. It takes energy and determination; it takes discipline and focus; it takes concentration and memory. And while there’s no shortcut to cultivating these skills, there are foods you can eat that can help fuel your brain to function effectively.

That’s why Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D. – a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized advocate of Functional Medicine – developed this brain-boosting smoothie recipe. Filled with omega-3 fatty acids from the avocado and bioactive compounds from the green tea, Dr. Hyman’s Green Machine smoothie is designed to improve your mood, energy and brain power. Plus, it’s loaded with the nine essential amino acids that your body needs to build muscle, as well as nutrients that help increase fat burning during exercise. What’s there to think about?

Follow the recipe below, derived from Dr. Hyman’s best-selling cookbook, “Eat Fat, Get Thin.”

Serves: 1 Prep Time: 5 Minutes

What You’ll Need:

1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk 2 ounces (about two big handfuls) baby spinach leaves 1/2 small avocado 2 tablespoons hemp seeds Juice of 1 lime 1 packet (about a teaspoon) green matcha tea

What To Do:

Step 1: Place all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth Step 2: Serve immediately, and enjoy!

Nutritional information:

Serving size: about 2 cups Calories: 480 Fat: 39 g Saturated fat 7 g Cholesterol 0 mg Fiber 12 g Protein 16 g Carbohydrate 22 g Sodium 65 mg