Mommy Brain Tonic

Changing diapers, round-the-clock feedings, laundry, and baby snuggles (not to mention housework, your job, and the rest of your life!) might have your brain working overtime these days. When you have a lot going on, and you add in some sleep deprivation, you might find it hard to focus. If that is the case, try this brain-boosting tonic, full of anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredients.

Makes 1 serving

15-20 minutes


  • 1 peeled orange (or 1/3 cup fortified orange juice)
  • 1 small carrot, peeled (raw or cooked)
  • ½ small beet (raw or cooked)
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 6 fluid ounces maple water (or you can use filtered water instead)

Blend ingredients together until smooth. Add ice as desired to the blender. Drink immediately.

Adapted from Dr. Avena’s forthcoming book, What to Eat When You Want to Get Pregnant.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

This content is for informational and educational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician, pediatrician, or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding diet and exercise during and after pregnancy, or other medical condition.



CONTRAINDICATIONS: This product is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.