Sleep Deprivation and Memory Loss: A Smoothie To Help Boost The Brain Cells!

Young girl thinking with glowing brain illustrationDo you have days when your brain is foggy and you forget even the littlest of things?  Well it’s not surprising as more and more research shows a direct link between sleep deprivation, cognitive impairment and memory loss.

As so many of our occupations require us to work long or erratic hours 24/7, it can certainly be hard to concentrate, make informed decisions and learn new things when your brain hasn’t fully recovered from a good night or day’s “rest”.

Whenever we are chronically tired from low-quality sleep or sleep deprivation, we do not perform well; it affects our mood and ability to concentrate; along with not being able to remember and retain new information.

Although sleep deprivation affects people in a variety of ways, it’s certain that a good night’s rest can help enhance our ability to learn and remember things which is why it’s important not to get angry with yourself if you’re having one of those days where you just can’t seem to remember anything!

So today I thought I’d whizz up a brain boosting smoothie which would make a great early shift breakfast or an ideal snack if you have to endure the dreaded night shift!


  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 6 walnuts
  • 1/2 scoop pea protein powder
  • 1.5 cups of coconut water


Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth texture is reached.

Note:   If you are taking this into work, place in a glass jar or thermos and give it a good shake before serving.  Enjoy.

Recipe adapted from Dr Josh Axe Brain Boosting Smoothie


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