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Earlier this month, we investigated how a wholesome diet can help improve our cognitive health and actually clear brain fog.

One of the big brain foods is avocado, a monounsaturated fat that can lower blood pressure and increase blood flow – two factors which reduce cognitive decline. They’re also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to prevent and slow Alzheimer’s.

Avocados are also pretty addictive, especially when rolled into seaweed with soy sauce, quinoa and maple syrup:

Quinoa Avocado Sushi


40g uncooked quinoa

200ml boiling water

1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar

A pinch of salt

1 small avocado

2 nori sheets

Your choice of vegetable fillings

Tamari or soy sauce for dipping


1. In a small pot add the quinoa, water, apple cider vinegar, and salt

2. Bring this to the boil and then let it simmer gently until all the water cooks away and the quinoa becomes nice and fluffy

3. In a small bowl, mash the avocado, add the cooked quinoa, and then combine

4. Place one nori sheet on a sushi bamboo rolling mat with the shiny side down. Spread half the quinoa-avocado mixture over the bottom half of the sheet, leaving a small gap at the bottom

5. Add your fillings along the centre of the quinoa, roll and enjoy the brilliant clarity and smugness that comes with making your own sushi.

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