We recommend this smoothie be taken daily to support brain health with Omega-3 fatty acids. It can be used as an alternative to Phosphatidylserine (PS) because the body can create PS from the Omega-3.
1 cup of milk, or non-dairy milk alternative
½ cup of frozen dark berries (antioxidants)
1 Tbs. sunflower seeds, raw (energy)
1 Tbs. pumpkin seeds, raw (protein)
1 Tbs. hemp and/or ground flax seed (Omega-3)
1 Tbs. honey
½ tsp. vanilla
Some recipes that I would suggest for low-sugar or no-sugar desserts would be:
3 cups mashed ripe bananas
1/3 c. applesauce
2 c. oats
¼ c. almond milk
½ c. raisins
1 tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. cardamom
½ tsp. coriander
Bake at 350* for 15 to 20 minutes
ENERGY BLAST BALLS
1 cup dry oatmeal, use blender to make ½ cup into flour
2/3 cup coconut flakes
½ cup sunflower seed butter or peanut butter
½ cup ground flax seed
½ cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
1/3 c. honey
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix all thoroughly. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Makes 20-25 one-inch balls.
HARVEST YOUR OWN PUMPKIN SEEDS
For every ½ cup of seeds:
Place 2 c. water and 2 Tbs salt in a small saucepan.
Bring to a boil. Then reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes.
With 1 Tbs. olive oil, spread a single layer on a cookie sheet.
Bake top rack at 350* for 20 minutes.
I would also suggest making no-sugar added smoothies from blended fruit. Banana alone, or Mixed berries alone as a base often do not require additional sweetening. To increase the value to the brain, add 1 Tbs. of ground flax seeds into each serving. Experiment for yourself and see what your family likes.