Brain Power Smoothie (Blueberry Avocado Smoothie)

This Brain Power Smoothie (a.k.a. blueberry avocado smoothie) recipe is packed with delicious ingredients that are great for brain health. Plus, it only takes minutes to make!

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Healthy eating month continues on Gimme Some Oven today with a smoothie I’ve been hooked on lately.  It’s basically a blueberry avocado smoothie recipe, but I like to call it my brain power smoothie because it’s chocked full of tasty ingredients that are good for brain health.

And let’s be real — I’m a total nerd, so anything smart and brainy sounds good to me.

Speaking of being nerdy, I’m not quite sure why this came to mind, but have I ever told you the story on here about me winning my 4th grade spelling bee?  Oh yeah, I rocked it at my elementary school with the word “a-u-t-u-m-n, autumn”.  So I was sent to the regional spelling bee to represent the school, but unfortunately I got eliminated on the first round.  My word?  (Now please picture a packed auditorium full of parents and students with an awkward old man very dryly reading the words.)

Cleavage.

(And yes, I asked for the definition.)

I think that may have been the most “scandalous” moment that spelling bee crowd had seen in years.  But thanks to that darned “a”, my spelling bee career didn’t go much farther.  At least I learned a new definition about “splits in rock formations”.  :)

But I digress…

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So whether you’re also into spelling bees, or (like me nowadays) would just like help remember where on earth you laid your keys, this brain power smoothie is here to help.  It’s super tasty and sweet, it’s easy to make, and it’s oh-so-good for you.

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The 6 “brain health” ingredients you need are:

  • blueberries
  • avocado
  • banana
  • chia seeds
  • pomegranate juice
  • ice

Just google ’em.  They are all fantastic “food for thought”.  :)

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And making this banana avocado smoothie couldn’t be easier.  Simply add everything to a blender…

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…and blend until it’s nice and smooth.

Then dive into that yummy berry flavor and just feel yourself getting smarter.  S-M-A-R-T-E-R, smarter.  :)

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Brain Power Smoothie (Blueberry Avocado Smoothie)

This Brain Power Smoothie (Blueberry Avocado Smoothie) is packed with delicious ingredients that are all great for brain health.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice (or any berry juice)
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled
  • half of an avocado, peeled and pitted

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until combined and smooth.  If the smoothie is too thick, add more juice.  If the smoothie is too thin, add more ice.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

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Be sure to check out these other great smoothie recipes too:

10 Favorite Smoothie Recipes | gimmesomeoven.com

10 Favorite Smoothie Recipes from Gimme Some Oven

Green Detox Smoothie | gimmesomeoven.com

Green Detox Smoothie

Easy Berry Smoothie | gimmesomeoven.com

Easy Berry Smoothie

 

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  1. Angel — April 17, 2015 @ 6:51 pm (#)

    Omg! I just made this and can’t believe how delicious it is! I absolutely hate avocados and have been trying to find ways of getting them into my diet because of how healthy they are. I always taste them in whatever I mix them with but this was delicious, creamy, and couldn’t taste it at all. Thanks for the awesome recipe :)

    • Ali — April 18th, 2015 @ 12:38 pm

      Wow, thank you Angel! That’s so cool that you enjoy this despite not liking avocados! Glad you found something you can enjoy them in.
      : D

  2. Rita Fleshman — August 24, 2015 @ 11:52 am (#)

    Hi, this looks very good.  I am diabetic and wondering what the nutritional value (carbs, etc) is.  Thank you.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 24th, 2015 @ 7:59 pm

      Thank you Rita! We’re sorry but we currently are not publishing nutrition facts on the site. The nutrition calculators available are not 100% accurate, and we never want to publish anything that might be misleading. However, many of our readers love the My Fitness Pal nutrition calculator, so feel free to try that for an estimate. We’re not sure about the sugar content in blueberries and bananas, but the pomegranate juice (and most other juices in general) has a good amount of sugar in it. We don’t want to give you incorrect info, especially since you are diabetic, so we recommend asking your doctor, or a healthcare professional. We’re sorry we can’t be of more help!

  3. Christina | The Freshome — November 24, 2015 @ 12:53 pm (#)

    The recipes and the presentation looks absolutely amazing. I try to make breakfast smoothies so thank you for these delicious recipes!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — November 24th, 2015 @ 2:23 pm

      Thanks Christina, we hope you like this one!

  4. Kourtney — December 31, 2015 @ 5:49 pm (#)

    I make this every day for my toddler and I. Except i keep my blueberries frozen, instead of using ice cubes, which leaves more room for goodies instead of ice and keeps my blueberries from going bad. Just a tip :)

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 1st, 2016 @ 10:14 pm

      That’s a great idea Kourtney, and we’re happy you and your little one enjoy this! :)

  5. Tara — February 26, 2016 @ 9:05 am (#)

    I just made this and can’t believe how much I like it!  I only had orange juice on hand, but its still yummy!  Great recipe.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 26th, 2016 @ 10:11 am

      Thanks for sharing Tara — we’re so glad you enjoyed it! :)

  6. Alfred | Ectomrofox — March 13, 2016 @ 5:11 pm (#)

    A nutrient pump, excellent for athletes

  7. Antonio Galindo — March 24, 2016 @ 9:41 pm (#)

    I tried the brain power smoothie and it taste delicious,i really like it.
    Thanks for sharing

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — March 25th, 2016 @ 10:14 am

      Thanks for sharing Antonio — we’re so glad you enjoyed it! :)

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