A blueberry smoothie in a tall glass next to blueberries
November 13, 2023
A blueberry smoothie in a tall glass next to blueberries

Brain Healthy Ingredients: Bananas, Blueberries and dark berries, Flaxseed

Serves: 1

Perhaps more than any other food, blueberries are associated with better brain health. Blueberries are a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, making them a popular subject of studies on cognitive functioning. Many of these studies suggest that eating blueberries may protect against oxidative stress, improve memory and cognition, and even prevent cognitive decline.

Making a smoothie for one? Use an immersion blender and mix all the ingredients in a sturdy cup. It takes just minutes, and your cleanup will be as simple as washing the blending wand!


  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsps flaxseed oil
  • 4-5 ice cubes


  • Combine milk, blueberries, banana, coconut oil, and flaxseed oil in a blender or smoothie cup fitted with an immersion blender.
  • Add ice cubes and blend until desired consistency.
  • Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.