The below Flaxseed, Berry and Pomegranate Smoothie offers protein and healthy fats. Added to that is its brain-boosting benefit due to the Chinese herb gingko, that helps in improving cognitive function and prevention of memory loss.


Flaxseed, Berry and Pomegranate Smoothie


Makes 1 serving

3 strawberries, stalks discarded, chopped
1 small handful blueberries, fresh or frozen
1 Tbsp goji berries
2 tsp shelled hemp seeds
1 tsp acai berry powder
1/2 cup pomegranate juice, coconut water, or green tea
1/2 tsp flaxseed oil
1/2 tsp coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon gingko powder
1/4 ripe avocado, peeled and chopped


1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
2. Blend until creamy and smooth.