Brain fog is probably something we can all relate to at one time or another. Whether it’s that Monday afternoon energy lag, or the inability to focus when we really need to, I’m sure we can all benefit from brain fog cures. Let’s talk about brain fog causes as well as how to cure them the natural way.
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What Causes Brain Fog?
While we’re all different, there are a few brain fog causes that I think are fairly common: Stress, not enough sleep, diet, and changes in hormones.
If you’re anything like me, these common causes are usually linked to each other: When I’m not sleeping well, I don’t eat well. When my hormones are in flux, I often don’t eat well or sleep. Stress can cause me to not sleep as well as rely on processed foods… the list goes on. How can I easily cure brain fog? Grab your blender, then keep on reading!
Simple Brain Fog Cures
Now that you know where that brain fog started, how can you fix it?
Get outside– vitamin D is no joke; getting outside doesn’t just boost your mood, it can also clear that fog.
Exercise regularly– Whether it’s a walk on your lunch break, a bike ride to your next activity instead of driving, starting a small garden… whatever it takes to get you moving. I may work from home, but I still need to schedule time to be outside every day.
Diet– By now you should know I’m a firm advocate of a plant-based diet. This isn’t vegan or restrictive… I eat meat! Yet I do believe in the power of plants, and I know that Americans don’t get enough plants in their diet. Try a meatless Monday, take your kids grocery shopping then let them pick a new fruit or veggie to try, grow herbs to spice up that dinner plate.
Brain fog cures don’t need to be hard, complicated, or confusing. Instead, keep it simple and something you can easily do every day, like drinking a green smoothie, walking for 20 minutes or eating a whole food, plant-based recipe.
Best Foods for Brain Energy
Be sure to reach for the following foods when fighting mental fatigue:
|Blueberries||Dark leafy greens||Probiotic-rich foods||Strawberries|
|Chia seeds||Nutritional Yeast||Salmon||Water|
The biggest brain fog causes are stress, lack of sleep, hormone changes, and diet.
You might forget what you’re doing mid task, take longer than normal to complete normal tasks, feel tired while trying to get something done, get distracted often.
Regular exercise, get consistent sleep, eat well and find activities that bring you joy.
Recipes to Boost Your Brain Power
If brain fog is a current issue for you, or you know you need your brain to be on full power in the coming days, then try these delicious recipes:
- Spaghetti squash bowl
- Vegan cheese sprinkle
- Chocolate protein shake
- Peanut butter chocolate smoothie
- Honey turmeric smoothie
- Golden milk
- Avocado smoothie
- Turmeric smoothie cubes
- Lime popsicles
- Avocado banana smoothie
- Avocado crema
- Peach spinach smoothie
- Spinach berry smoothie
I’m serious about giving my brain the best boost I can, so I continue to make recipes that give me the best shot. The smoothie recipe below is super simple as well as effective at clearing up the fog.
Coupled with some of the other simple cures above, this brain fog smoothie will help you stay on the top of your game. Give this smoothie a blend, then let me know how you feel with a rating + review!
Brain Fog Cure Smoothie
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cup green tea brewed and chilled
- ¾ cups raspberries frozen
- ¾ cups blueberries frozen
- 1 serving homemade protein powder optional
- Blend spinach and green tea together until smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients and blend again.
- Use at least 1 frozen fruit for a refreshingly cool smoothie.
- Make sure the tea is cooled before adding to your blender container; not all blender containers are heat-proof.
- Adding a homemade protein powder can boost this smoothie with protein + healthy fat to keep you full longer.
Hi, can i make this in bulk and freeze for when needed? 🙂 thank you.
Absolutely, freezing your smoothie is a great way to have them ready when you need them!
I will say, smoothies are a great pick-me-up and definitely help clear the fog!
I love this recipe. It’s a perfect mid-day snack/ pick me up! 🙂
I’m I able to Substitute green or black tea with something else can’t drink tea.
Hi Debora, you can sub filtered water if you can’t drink tea.
I sub Green Tea Macha and it works great. I also add MCT-Oil sometimes for a real boost
MCT oil is a great add-in here Ron. Thanks for sharing!
We don’t drink green tea; what can we substitute?
You can substitute black tea for green tea. It is a great substitute for green tea!
Hope you enjoy it!
Can’t digest blueberries; what else to substitute in recipe to fight mental fatigue?
Blueberries + your body not friends? No worries! Swap in another berry you love! Strawberries are a great option in this recipe + will keep your mind sharp!