From the Kitchen of Dr. Amy Rothenberg

Summer time's the perfect time for a smoothie: cool and smooth and refreshing.Photo by Francesca Hotchin on Unsplash
I like these ingredients when thinking of brain power, but am flexible when I make a smoothie, depending on what else I have, fresh or frozen, in the fridge or tucked away in the cupboard.

1 cup blueberries or a mix of other berries. We pick from our yard this time of year!
½ frozen banana ( keep in freezer already peeled!)
2 tsp coconut oil
Small handful of almonds or other nuts you like
½ an avocado (remarkably very little taste in the smoothie!) Makes the smoothie very silky!
1 TBSP chia and/or flax seeds
1 cup berry juice of your choice—for its high antioxidant quality
I might add water if I want a thinner drink. I might add ice cubes if I like it colder or start out with frozen berries

Not much to do here beyond placing all the goodies into the blender and give it a whirl.
This might be a meal for me with a piece of toast and humus and tomato!

Photo by Francesca Hotchin on Unsplash