Make Time for Brain Boosting Snacks

Make Time For Your Brain and Body with Irresistible Brain Boosting Snacks

Life moves fast - we get it! Balancing family, friends, work, and everything in-between can quickly become overwhelming for just about anyone, especially busy women. More often than not, the task of taking care of our own bodies is buried under what seems like an endless list of to-do’s. The truth is, if we aren’t making time to fuel our bodies with rest, movement, and (most importantly) essential nutrients, all of the responsibilities we work so hard to juggle will come tumbling down.

That’s where we step in, as a movement dedicated to conversations around Women's Brain Health.

Make Time Wellness is a movement created by busy women, for busy women. Whether you're a professional, a mom on-the-go, or simply just someone who wants to prioritize healthy living, we’ve got you covered. Our supplements aren’t just delicious and easy to use; they are perfectly tailored to provide you with the daily essentials you need to slay all day. 

Here are a few ways you can pair our brain-boosting supplements with quick and easy snacks that are sure to keep you focused, positive, and energized:

Snack & Drink Combo #1:

Almond Butter and Berry Toast + Brain Food Smoothie

Need a brain healthy snack in 5 minutes flat? Look no further. This sweet and savory almond butter and berry toast is ready to go whenever you are. Packed with antioxidants, fiber, and healthy fats, this toast is a perfect pick-me-up for busy days.

For an additional beauty boost, we recommend pairing this recipe with a brain food smoothie. For expecting mamas, our prenatal supplement powder supplies the power of iron, folate, and biotin. The spinach and avocado make this smoothie rich in vitamin E, which is known to prevent and delay the effects of cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s disease. Quick and easy, this combo will have you glowing inside and out.

For the toast:

  • 1-2 slices toasted whole grain bread
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • ¼ cup fresh berries (blackberries, strawberries, and banana)
  • 1 tbsp coconut flakes
  • ½ tsp chia or hemp seeds
  • Drizzle of honey

For the smoothie:

  • 1 ½ cups spinach
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 scoop of Make Time for Prenatal Health supplement powder
  • 1 ripe pear, cored
  • ½ cup frozen mango
  • ¼ avocado
  • 2 tbsp hemp hearts

Quick Hack: Prep your smoothies ahead of time by making a batch and freezing the mixture in easy-to-grab cubes. We recommend souper cubes -perfect portions for perfect smoothies!

Snack & Drink Combo #2:

Wild Rice, Arugula, & Walnut Salad + Gin-ger & Juice Mocktail

Crisp, nutty, and hearty, this easy wild rice salad recipe boasts loads of spring-time favorites that are not only satisfying but support cognitive development and memory. Leafy greens like arugula are arguably one of the best defenders against dementia and cognitive decline, as they are chock full of vitamin E and disease-preventing carotenoids. You can meal-prep this recipe for work, or simply toss it together in a bowl if you’re on the go; this salad will keep you full and focused no matter what your day throws at you. 

Need an extra pick-me-up? Pair it with a gin-ger & juice mocktail that will give you just the right amount of oomph to seize the day. Featuring brain and beauty-boosting ingredients like our Make Time for Brain Health supplement powder, orange juice, and ginger, this drink is packed to the brim with the daily essentials needed to kick brain fog to the curb. 

For the salad:

  • 1 cup wild rice, uncooked
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • ½ cup crumbled feta
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • Candied walnuts

For the dressing:

  • ½ a shallot, peeled and minced
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup olive oil

For the mocktail:

  • 3 ounces orange juice
  • 1 scoop of Make Time for Brain Health supplement powder
  • ½ ounce honey syrup
  • Crushed ice
  • Ginger beer to top off
  • Mint sprig and orange wedge for garnish

Snack & Drink Combo #3:

Spicy Kimchi Quinoa Bowl + Mixed Berry Kombucha Mocktail

It’s no secret that a healthy gut is the best foundation for a happy brain. Without gut health, we can quickly run into issues like fatigue, depression, auto-immune diseases. The good thing is, there are a ton of ways we can improve our gut health and overall well being -and fermented foods are a great place to start! Kimchi, the star ingredient of this spicy quinoa bowl, is packed with amino acids that are crucial to serotonin production. Backed up by leafy greens and whole grains, this recipe is a one stop shop for all things gut and brain health.

Pair it with a sweet, tart, and tangy kombucha mocktail that combines the power of antioxidant-rich berries with the gut healing properties of kombucha. Mix in a scoop of our Make Time for Prenatal Health supplement powder for an added boost of essential vitamins and crisp apple flavor. 

For the bowl:

  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa, cooled
  • 1 cup kimchi, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons kimchi "juice" (the liquid from the jar)
  • 2 teaspoons gluten-free tamari
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
  • 2 cups kale, finely chopped
  • 1 fried egg
  • ¼ cup sliced green onions for garnish (optional)
  • Fresh ground pepper for garnish (optional)

For the mocktail:

  • 1 strawberry, 3-4 blackberries (muddled)
  • 1 scoop of Make Time for Prenatal Health supplement powder
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1 cup kombucha (plain, raspberry, or mixed berry)
  • 1 wedge of lime, freshly squeezed
  • Ice, to your liking

Quick hack: Sometimes water just doesn’t cut it when it comes to washing our fruits and veggies. We recommend utilizing Veggie Wash! Just spray, soak, and rinse -that’s it!

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