Brain fog is a super common sympton of perimenopause with 80% of women experiencing at some point between the ages of 40 and 50. *SIGH!

But heck, at least we're not alone...

There are a number of things you can do to reduce the severity of this perimenopause symptom, you can read all about it here.

Having this smoothie everyday is also a fantastic way to get into you key ingredients that will help get rid of brain fog.

This smoothie recipe was formulated by SheBANG!'s clinical nutritionist, Ange, so you can be assured that this recipe will pack a punch where you need it to.

Perimenopause Brain Fog Busting Smoothie Recipe


  • Handful of fresh spinach
  • 2 cups of your choice of milk (we like almond or cashew)
  • 1 cup mixed berries (frozen)
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (contains MCT) 
  • 1 serve Peri Chai Latte (contains Magnesium Glycinate and Turmeric)
  • 3 tspns of cacoa (adjust to taste)
  • Optional: for extra protein add your favourite protein powder.

How does each ingredient help with perimenopause brain fog?


Spinach is high in iron, vitamin K, magnesium and high in the antioxidant lutein which protects the brain from free radical damage and inflammation.

Boosting lutein levels has been shown to enhance learning and memory. 

Berries And Cacoa

Berries and Cacoa are naturally high in flavonoids which are antioxidants that are able to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress to the brain.

Flavonoids are able to improve blood flow, improve communication between the cells, and protect neurons from damage.

Studies have shown them to be helpful in increasing learning, improving memory and boosting overall brain power. 


Avocados are a great source of monounsaturated fats that are linked to reducing blood pressure. High blood pressure is linked to cognitive decline.


MCT oil (Medium-chain triglycerides) has been shown to calm the brain, reduce inflammation and block a receptor in the brain that causes memory loss.

Magnesium Glycinate

Magnesium is an essential mineral, needed for optimal metabolic function. It is involved in more than 300 essential metabolic reactions within our bodies. It is  beneficial for brain health and cognition.

More reasons here why we love magnesium in perimenopause, here.


Curcumin, the antioxidant found in Turmeric, has been found in studies to be protective against cognitive decline.

More here on why we love turmeric in perimenopause.

April 03, 2022 — Angela Greely

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