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Categories Recipes, Sipping - Cold

The Iron Booster

The Iron Booster

Author Shani - Lemon Tree Nutrition
Low iron levels in our blood have been shown to negatively affect us in many ways, such as feeling low on energy, tiredness etc. This beautiful purple smoothie has a variety of iron-enhancing ingredients plus lots of vitamin C to help the iron be better absorbed in our body.
Prep Time 5 mins

Equipment

  • A powerful blender
  • A large glass cup or Mason jar

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup  plant-based milk of choice
  • 1 cup blueberries frozen
  • ½ banana peeled, fresh or frozen
  • 1 handful handful leafy greens
  • ½ beet cooked
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1-2 Medjool dates or figs more if you prefer sweeter
  • ½ cup ice optional

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients in a powerful blender in the order listed above. Blend thoroughly until smooth. Add more water or milk if needed to your desired consistency.

Notes

Vitamin C is heat, light and oxygen-sensitive, therefore this smoothie is best consumed as soon as possible after prep. Vitamin C can help with the absorption of iron in our body.