Brain Boosting Blueberry Muffins

Eating the right foods goes a long way in assisting our brains when we need to study and concentrate.  Just like eating too much sugar can make you feel hyperactive - and decrease your ability to concentrate - eating foods rich in antioxidants, good fats, vitamins, and minerals can help you stay focused and calm.  By controlling the inflammation in your body and providing energy, healthy foods can put you on the right track to success.

So what kinds of foods are good for your brain?

  • Avocados
  • Beets
  • Blueberries
  • Bone broth
  • Broccoli
  • Celery
  • Coconut oil
  • Dark chocolate(at least 70% cocoa)
  • Egg yolks
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salmon
  • Spinach
  • Turmeric
  • Walnuts
  • Zucchinis
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An easy healthy recipe - Blueberry zucchini muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups zucchini, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
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Directions:

  • Put the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and lemon zest into a bowl and mix well
  • Put the eggs, sugar, vanilla extra, yogurt, and zucchini into another bowl and mix with a wire whisk
  • Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix with a large spoon or spatula
  • Add the blueberries and stir them into the batter
  • Spoon the mixture into a muffin tin, filling each one to about 3/4 full
  • Bake at 180 C for 30 minutes
  • Cool on a wire rack

Notes:

  • You can substitute some of the all purpose flour with whole wheat flour
  • If you don't have zucchinis, you can try using carrots, pumpkin, or apple sauce