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Brain Boosting Smoothie 

The following recipe was provided by Heinen’s Chief Dietitian, Melanie Jatsek RD, LD. Photography was provided by local blogger Carolyn Hodges of The Dinner Shift.

In 2017, Heinen’s Chief Registered Dietitian, Melanie Jatsek, developed this smoothie recipe to help her mom recover from a stroke.

Fresh in taste and vibrant in color, it’s made with some of the most powerful brain-building ingredients, including MCT oil. Available in Heinen’s Wellness Department, as an oil or powder, this powerful supplement has the ability to increase mental focus and clarity and assist with the repair of brain cell damage. A tablespoon of the oil or a scoop of the powder is all you need for it’s magic to start working wonders on your brain.

Whether you’re looking to clear a foggy mind or help your brain along the road to recovery from illness, your mind and body will thank you for sipping on this smoothie!

Brain Boosting Smoothie
Brain Boosting Smoothie 
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  • 12 oz. Elmhurst walnut milk
  • 1 scoop plant-based protein powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Garden of Life MCT Oil or 1 scoop Garden of Life MCT Powder
  • 1-inch fresh turmeric
  • 2 cups Heinen's frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 small avocado


  1. Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender.
  2. Blend until smooth, transfer to a drinking glass and enjoy!

Brain Boosting Smoothie

Melanie Jatsek, RD, LD
By Melanie Jatsek RD, LD
Heinen's Chief Dietitian, Melanie Jatsek, RD, LD believes that the answer to a strong, healthy and vibrant body lies within. She graduated cum laude from the University of Akron, earning a degree in Nutrition & Dietetics and has over 20 years of experience in wellness program development, health coaching and professional speaking. As a published author of three books and registered dietitian for Heinen’s, Melanie offers programs, services and tools to help Heinen’s customers take inspired action to build the healthy body they were meant to live in without giving up their favorite foods.

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