While I’m inclined to believe that most recipes and products that tout themselves as being beneficial to brain function are stretching the truth to various degrees, I can’t deny that there are some things edible that truly do boost my ability to do heavy mental lifting. Buzzwords and hype aside, the best brain foods are unarguably straight from nature. My personal favorite happens to be blueberries, which are most often cited for their high levels of antioxidants, but are also widely recognized for actually improving memory- Something I could certainly use some help with!
In that same spirit, I created a recipe for Superfood Pops some time ago that include blueberries and acai juice, not to mention a healthy dose of dark chocolate to sweeten the deal. Now that recipe is available both on the CookThink website as part of their weekly recipe listing, but also in their official cookbook, now available in print! Though not vegan or vegetarian, there are a number of animal product-free recipes, and many others that can be adapted with easy substitutions. If nothing else, these recipes provide wonderful inspiration for some healthy and easy meals, all developed by fellow food bloggers.
Happily, I have an extra copy of this cookbook to share, and I’d love for one of you to have it! Everyone is eligible, but please only enter once per person. To enter into the random drawing, leave a comment with your name and email address, and tell me what your favorite study snack or “brain food” is. Recipes are encouraged, but not necessary. The entry period will close September 5th at midnight, EST. The winner will be announced shortly thereafter in this same post, so make sure you remember to check back here!
If you’re all riled about about smart recipes and healthy snacks now, fear not, you don’t need to wait or even buy a new book! Compiled by the brains behind Go Dairy Free, Alisa Fleming has brilliantly assembled a free ebook of back-to-school recipes from her own personal files and many other health-minded bloggers. As the name would imply, all the recipes are dairy-free, but not necessarily vegan; an easy fix for most cases, though. Besides, you have nothing to lose- It’s totally free for download, so hop on over there and check it out!
UPDATE: As chosen by a random number generator, the winner of the ThinkFood cookbook is radioactivegan! Congratulations! You’ll be hearing from me shortly via email.