Brain-Boosting Snack Recipe
I absolutely LOVE this recipe! It’s a super-alkaline, brain-boosting snack that is both delicious and hugely nutrient-dense.
It’s also SO quick and easy to make and only requires THREE ingredients:
All three of these ingredients are great brain-boosting superstars.
Cacao Brain-Boosting Benefits
Cacao is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet. It’s also a huge source of magnesium, which is essential for healthy brain function.
Magnesium supports brain function by:
- Regulating neurotransmitter function
- Maintaining healthy nerve function
- Helping to protect the brain from stress and inflammation
- Supporting cognitive function and memory
The antioxidants in cacao include flavonoids, catechins, and procyanidins. These powerful nutrients help to protect the brain from damage caused by free radicals, inflammation, and oxidative stress.
Dates Brain-Boosting Benefits:
Dates are a great source of vitamins and minerals like iron, potassium, and magnesium (again).
Potassium is especially important for cognitive function, as it helps to regulate blood pressure and improve blood flow to the brain.
Walnut Brain-Boosting Benefits:
Walnuts are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are essential for brain health, as they help to protect the brain from damage and support cognitive function.
They also contain a compound called ellagitannins, which has been shown to improve memory and cognitive function.
This recipe is so simple, all you need to do is blend everything together in a food processor and enjoy!
If you want to get really fancy, you can roll the mixture into balls and roll them in coconut shreds, or shape it into bars.
I like to keep mine in the fridge so they last longer, but they’re just as delicious at room temperature.
Brain Boosting Bites Recipe:
Makes 15-20 small bites
- 1 cup of walnuts (115g)
- 1 cup of Medjool dates (200g)
- 2tbsp raw cacao
Simply add all three ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend til it forms a ‘dough’ and then shape into balls or bars, and refrigerate. They’ll keep for 5-6 days in the fridge.
*contains about 2-3g of fructose per bite.