Time for Brain Food

Hey! Jennie from Garlic, My Soul here. This week’s recipe is all about brain food, inspired by the smartest hotel I know of: The Epiphany Hotel in downtown Palo Alto.

It’s flush with user-friendly tech and the kind of futuristic amenities you never knew you always wanted—and still, it remembers its roots, with design elements made with natural materials and guest rooms that look out toward the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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Now, Silicon Valley is known for its ambition and its genius, its power players and game changers. But none of that can come about on an empty stomach. So, first: breakfast. Enter this power bowl, chock-full of fruit and calcium-rich yogurt, with superfood açai juice poured in for good measure. Paired with a cup of turmeric tea, it’s a fresh, healthy start for movers and shakers—whether your schedule includes pitching your startup to the world, or just picnicking in the California sunshine.

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Power Bowl

• 1 cup yogurt
• 2 oz acai juice
• ½ cup granola
• 1 handful blackberries
• 1 handful pomegranate arils
• 1 handful chia or other seeds

DirectionsMix yogurt with açai juice. Top with granola, blackberries, pomegranate arils, and seeds. Serve immediately!

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Turmeric Tea

• 1 tsp turmeric
• 1 tsp honey
• 1 grind fresh black pepper
• boiling water

DirectionsMix honey with turmeric to create a paste. Fill mug with boiling water, and add one or two grinds of fresh black pepper on top of the water. Mix well and sip while hot.

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