Happy Pi Day! 3.14 baby! Well 3.14159265….
So eat a piece of pie today at 1:59 and 26.5 seconds…
Just kidding 🙂
So on to the actual topic of the day…studying!
Max had finals last week and I wanted to do something nice for him to help him get through the week. His morale was low and his stress was high. So I decided to create some snacks for him that would not only boost his mood and energy level, but would boost his brain power as well.
And so the research began.
I looked into ingredients such as coffee and chocolate (duh), cacao nibs, dates, cherries, apricots, goji berries, and nuts and found that all are excellent in enhancing the brain.
*Coffee: full of antioxidants and its caffeine content is shown to improve cognitive ability
*Cacao Nibs/Cocoa Powder: also full of antioxidants and various other chemicals that have been shown to boost mood and provide cognitive enhancement
*Dates: bursting with energy
*Coconut: provides energy as well as stress relief
*Kamut: a whole grain, full of B-12 which aids in focus
*Blueberries: antioxidant king…enough said
The list goes on and on…
Every single ingredient I used was carefully selected for its function.
Max’s verdict? AMAZING.
And what did I name my wonderful creations?
Read on to find out 🙂
-puffed Kamut cereal
Puffed Kamut, dried blueberries, and goji berries- such pretty colors!
The mixture before baking:
Straight out of the oven!
The final product:
On to my next creation…
Max got a kick out of their name, but one bite and he was hooked 🙂
The two in front are the coconut-coffee flavor, while the three in back are coffee-free.
I loved the idea of putting coffee in the recipe as it definitely adds a boost of energy.
All packed up and ready to be mailed!
Overall I deem this project a success!
My message to Max:
“I created these for you because you’re a smarty pants who just needs a little boost while studying. All of the ingredients help increase brainpower and energy (trust me, I did my research…), so eat your heart out. Good luck on finals!!!”
He loved it 🙂
“Inspiring others towards happiness brings you happiness.”
~From Russia With Love~