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Brain Advocacy Foods for Kids Accessible Recipes

ParentingUpdated January 28, 2021

by Kate Horney

Pre & Postnatal Fettle Specialist


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Nutrition for your accouchement anon affects IQ, learning, concentration, sleep, and behavior. Aloof as athletes eat a diet to win, accouchement can eat to learn. Foods that accommodate antioxidants, choline, omega-3 blubbery acids, and circuitous carbohydrates are all decidedly accessible in advocacy academician power.

Here are some of my aliment tips to accord your accouchement a brain-power addition and some of my admired recipes!

Brain-Boosting Foods for Kids: Blueberries

Blueberries accept the accomplished antioxidants absorption compared to any added fruits or vegetables. Blueberries accommodate able anthocyanins, which Tufts University has affiliated with bigger abbreviate appellation anamnesis achievement and absorption to tasks. A abstraction showed above anamnesis analysis after-effects for kids arresting blueberries than accouchement who are not arresting berries. (2, 3)

The allowances of approved drupe burning additionally extend to adults, with drupe burning affiliated to abbreviating the crumbling process, potentially preventing dementia. These are a abundant candied amusement that kids either adulation or will apprentice to adulation with a little effort. (1)

Blueberries’ allowances can be enjoyed year-round with arctic blueberries, which tend to be cheaper and do not lose their potency.

Pineapple Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Brain Boosting Foods for Kids + Easy Recipes


  • Serves 1, bifold to serve a boyhood or actual athirst kid
  • 3/4 cup of arctic pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup of arctic blueberries
  • 1/4 cup of milk of choice


  • Add arctic pineapple and blueberries to the blender and alloy at low acceleration until bake-apple is cut into tiny chunks (about the admeasurement of a rice grain).
  • Add alternative kids protein crumb and milk and alloy until nice and smooth.
  • Scoop into a bowl, add top with blueberries, chia seeds, and almonds.

Purple Ability Shake

Healthy diet forest berry smoothie with chia seeds.


  • Serves 1-2
  • ½ cup of blueberries or blackberries, beginning or frozen
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • ½ average banana
  • 1 cup of algid baptize or milk of choice


  • Blend on aerial for 30-60 seconds.

Brain-Boosting Foods for Kids: Basics and Seeds

Nuts and seeds are a acceptable antecedent of omega-3. They are additionally aerial in antioxidants and minerals, and vitamins–perfect abutment for academician health. Basics additionally are a acceptable antecedent of vitamin E, which protects academician corpuscle membranes from chargeless abolitionist damage. (4) Walnuts are decidedly benign for academician bloom with actual aerial concentrations of DHA, a blazon of omega 3 acerbic that has been apparent to advance cerebral performance. (5) Aloof ¼ cup of walnuts delivers 100% of the recommended circadian assimilation of DHA. Cashews and sunflower seeds accommodate amino acids that advice addition serotonin levels and abate stress.

Try this aperitive walnut recipe:

Walnut Date Activity Balls

energy granola bites


  • 1/2 cup of formed oats
  • 1/2 cup of chopped dates
  • 1/4 teaspoon of authentic almond extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon of attic oil
  • Optional 1/2 cup of almost chopped walnuts


  • Place oats into a aliment processor or blender and pulverize.
  • Add added capacity and beating until combined.
  • Divide into 8 portions and cycle into balls.

Brain-Boosting Foods for Kids: Avocados

Besides actuality my admired food, avocados are one of the best foods you can accord your adolescent to advance their all-embracing health. Arranged with acceptable monounsaturated fats, avocados can advice accumulate claret amoroso levels abiding and advance anamnesis and cerebral function. (6) The creaminess of avocados makes them the absolute smoothie add-in. My kids adulation to eat avocado in guacamole and as a topping for advantageous toast.

Super Comestible Amber Milk

Vegan avocado chocolate smoothie with almond nuts


  • Serves 1-2
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter
  • 1 cup of algid baptize or milk of choice


  • Blend on aerial for 60 abnormal to accomplish absolutely frothy.
  • Serve immediately.

Brain-Boosting Foods for Kids: Beets

The anticipation of agriculture your kids beets may assume scary, but with such absurd bloom benefits, it’s account the try. Aloof don’t augment them beets in white clothes! Beets accommodate vitamins A, B, and C, potassium, manganese, folate, acrid fiber, protein, carbohydrates, and antioxidants. (7) These comestible powerhouses accept abounding benefits, such as advocacy accustomed activity levels, preventing inflammation, and accretion claret breeze to the brain, allowance with brainy performance.

Here are two abundant kid-approved beet recipes.

Beet Compensation Balls

Homemade vegan coconut beetroot energy balls


  • 2 1/2 cups of disconnected coconut
  • 4 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of boilerplate abstract or paste.
  • 1 tablespoon of raw beetroot


  • Place all capacity in a aliment processor or blender and beating until combined.
  • Roll into balls. Added attic for blanket is optional. Abode in the refrigerator for at atomic an hour.

Beet Academician Booster Smoothie

Close Up of Healthy Fresh Beet Juice


  • 1 cup of baptize or milk of choice
  • 1/4 raw beet
  • 1/2 raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)


  • Place all capacity in a blender and alloy until smooth.

This is a abundant way to addition academician ability afore school.

Brain-Boosting Foods for Kids: Dark, Abounding Greens and Cruciferous Vegetables

Spinach and abounding greens like kale, chard, romaine, and collards are affluent in folate, iron, B vitamins, and magnesium. All of these nutrients are capital to accretion your academician power. Also, they accommodate carotenoids, which are able academician protectors.

While accepting your accouchement to eat lots of greens may generally assume abundantly difficult, there are some simple means to do it. My kids’ admired is including some greens into a smoothie or shake. Here’s a abundant smoothie compound they will love:

Green Smoothie

Green smoothies with kale, banana and lemon


  • Serves 2
  • 1/2 cup of mango
  • 1/2 cup of banana
  • 1 cup of attic water
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted macadamia basics (can acting with cashews)
  • 1/2 cup of chopped kale
  • 1/4 cup of ice


  • Blend on aerial until smooth.

PRO TIP: School mornings are crazy, so I like to do our blooming smoothie basic ahead of time. Band all of the beginning capacity in a architect jar, put on the lid, and freeze. Then, booty the jar out 15 account afore you appetite to accomplish your agitate to hardly thaw. Next, abode capacity in the blender with your alternative protein crumb and liquid. Advantageous aliment can be fast too.

Brain-Boosting Foods for Kids: Oats

Oats are circuitous carbohydrates that accommodate the ammunition that the academician needs. This is against to simple sugars (pop drinks, candy, etc.) that actualize claret amoroso highs and lows, which are not acceptable for absorption and abiding energy. Circuitous carbohydrates accept cilia and accommodate a slower, steadier activity absolution to your child. Also, the circuitous carbohydrates are burst bottomward into glucose, which the academician needs to function. Best importantly, this apathetic absolution helps balance claret sugars and advance absorption and attention. Oats are additionally abounding of B vitamins and folate, which accept a able articulation to added anamnesis function.

Here are two absurd breakfast or bite recipes that affection oats:

Super Diet Pancakes

Banana Oat Pancakes


  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1 banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 4 scoops of protein powder


Place all the capacity in a blender and alloy on average acceleration until combined. Again baker on a hot battercake and enjoy.

Creamy Raspberry Breakfast Shake

Fruit smoothie with raspberries


  • Serves 1-2 for breakfast
  • 4 scoops of birthmark flavored protein powder
  • ½ cup raspberries, beginning or frozen
  • 1/4 avocado (optional)
  • 1/3 cup formed oats (gluten-free if needed)
  • 5 cubes of ice
  • 1 cup baptize or milk of choice


  • Blend on aerial for 30-60 seconds.

Brain-Boosting Foods for Kids: Water/ Hydration

Not bubbler abundant baptize has adverse furnishings on our brains. And back your anatomy lacks water, academician beef and added neurons shrink, and biochemical processes complex in cellular advice can slow. Baptize is accomplished for anamnesis accurateness and to advice accumulate moods stable. Aridity makes accouchement listless, lethargic, and irritable. Therefore, get them to alcohol affluence of baptize and bite on aerial water-content foods like cucumber, watermelon, carrots, celery, and tomatoes.

MOMS: Aloof as a ancillary agenda . . .

Exercise is an capital allotment of befitting our bodies healthy, including our brains! Exercise keeps our accuracy aciculate and convalescent cerebral functioning. Aloft all, aerobic exercise improves assignment achievement and increases the adeptness to action advice added quickly.


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