Contrary to popular belief, iron is in a variety of plant foods.
This iron-boosting green smoothie contains ingredients that work together to help ensure that ingredients containing higher iron concentrations are readily absorbed by the body. Pairing high-iron foods with high-vitamin C foods ensures this process will occur.
Any individual who properly eats a plant-based diet gets just as much iron as those who also consume animal products. Iron is a trace element required by the body for blood formation, which goes on to help activate enzymatic reactions, regulate cell growth, and act as a mediator for collagen synthesis.
So get your iron on and make this smoothie today!
Iron-Boosting Green Smoothie Recipe
– 5 ripe kiwi fruit, peeled
– 2 cups packed spinach (or other leafy green of your choice)
– 1 cup chopped cucumber
– 1 cup mango mango
– 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
– 1/4 cup soaked goji berries
Blend the above ingredients in a high-speed blender, such as the Vitamix, and enjoy!