This Blueberry Smoothie Will Improve Nervous System Function and Reduce Body Fat


blueberrysmoothieMy favourite part about summer is the abundance of fresh wild blueberries that I can pick myself. I grew up learning to pick berries from my mom, and have enjoyed it ever since. This blueberry smoothie delivers beneficial vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients to the body, which help nourish and protect the body from a variety of diseases and illnesses.

The health benefits of blueberries range from cognitive support to body fat reduction. They’re great for preventing cancer, too, and also improve the health of our heart.

Blueberries protect our nerve cells from oxygen damage, and also activate neuronal receptors, which help with age-related memory problems. Our bodies also become more efficient at metabolizing fat when we consume an antioxidant-rich diet. Anthocyanins in blueberries have been found to literally change the way the body stores and processes glucose for energy, which helps reduce body fat in the long run.

So why not go ahead and make this smoothie? Your brain and body will love you for it!


– 1 cup blueberries
– 1 cup mango
– 1 tbsp. chia seeds
– 2 dates, pitted
– 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or filtered water
– 1 tbsp. coconut flakes for garnish


Stick all of the above ingredients in a blender and blend for 30-60 seconds, or until smooth. Pour into a cup and top with coconut flakes if you please.

Carly Fraser has her BSc (Hons.) Degree in Neuroscience, and is the owner and founder at Live Love Fruit. She currently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with a determined life mission to help inspire and motivate individuals to critically think about what they put in their bodies and to find balance through nutrition and lifestyle. She has helped hundreds of thousands of individuals to re-connect with their bodies and learn self-love through proper eating habits and natural living. She loves to do yoga, dance, and immerse herself in nature.



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