Smart Plants

Power Foods & Natural Nootropics for Optimized Thinking, Focus & Memory

By Julie Morris (Author)


Format Hardcover


Smart Plants

Power Foods & Natural Nootropics for Optimized Thinking, Focus & Memory

by Julie Morris



Barnes and Noble Indiebound
This book can change the way you think. Literally.
“This informative, accessible cookbook will be a boon to health-conscious eaters.” —Publishers Weekly

If you struggle with focus and memory lapses, mental fog, or stress—or if you simply want to optimize your mental performance and protect your brain health—Smart Plants is a must read. Written by New York Times bestselling author and natural-food chef Julie Morris, whose name has become synonymous with “superfoods” and “wellness,” this groundbreaking book reveals the dietary secrets to better brain performance. Combining scientific research with the wisdom of ancient remedies, Smart Plants showcases an exciting array of cognition-enhancing plants—from everyday foods to natural nootropics (edibles that can improve memory, learning, and problem solving). Morris’s 65 mouthwatering, beautifully illustrated recipes make it easy to incorporate these powerful foods into your daily diet. Feed your brain with such palate-pleasing dishes as Berry-Almond Amaranth Porridge, French Lentils with Roasted Radishes, Fig & Hazelnut Wild Rice Salad, Garlicky Butter Bean Soup with Kale, Matcha Custard with Wild Berries, and more!
“In this enlightening volume, chef Morris (Superfood Kitchen) examines how diet can potentially impact brain health via the gut. Incorporating research from neuroscientists and dieticians, Morris explores how fats, protein, and other nutrients can contribute to mental and emotional well-being, and lists examples of nutritional standouts (e.g. tyrosine, plant-based omega-3 fats) as well as what she sees as brain-boosting ingredients such as matcha, turmeric, and cacao. . . . her tips for staying on track (e.g. “eat green as much as possible”) give readers the tools to make smart dietary choices. She includes plenty of satisfying seasonal recipes, such as cauliflower leek soup; roasted beet salad with blackberry vinaigrette; simple rosemary-roasted walnuts for salads and snacking; and a must-try butternut hummus, which ups the flavor and nutritional benefits of the Middle Eastern classic with roasted squash, pomegranate seeds, and red wine vinegar. Morris highlights key ingredients throughout, such adding chamomile to lemonade and incorporating edamame—high in amino acid—into a simple salad with a chia-herb vinaigrette. This informative, accessible cookbook will be a boon to health-conscious eaters.” —Publishers Weekly

“A well-researched and refreshingly down-to-earth introduction leads into appealing recipes, most of which include a Brain Boost suggestion for adding a nootropic, often in powdered form, to the dish.” —Health magazine -

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New York Times bestselling author Julie Morris is a natural-food chef, writer, consultant, and advocate of whole, plant-based foods and superfoods for optimal health. She is the author of five books with Sterling: Superfood Kitchen, Superfood Smoothies, Superfood Juices, Superfood Snacks, and Superfood Soups. Her in-depth knowledge of superfoods has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, GQ, and Women’s Health Magazine, and featured in numerous culinary publications. To learn more about Julie, visit and; Instagram: @superfoodjules; Twitter: @greenjules; Facebook: @superfoodcuisine

Pub Date: 12/31/2019

ISBN: 9781454933427

Price: $29.95 / $39.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 320 pages, all in color

Trim: 7 x 9 Inches

Territories: World


Publisher: Sterling Epicure