Iron-rich, green tropical smoothie

iron-rich green smoothie for anemia

Iron deficiency is a big problem for a lot of people, and most of the green smoothies I’ve tried taste like grass, so I created a green smoothie that’s not only tasty, but also rich in iron and vitamin C.  It’s a wonderful, refreshingly sweet breakfast drink, or a mid-day healthy treat.

Iron-rich green tropical smoothie

  • 1 medium banana, frozen
  • ½ cup pineapple, frozen, diced
  • 1 cup almond/coconut milk, unsweetened
  • ½ tsp honey
  • 1 tsp coconut flakes, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Plain or vanilla protein powder, unsweetened (optional. Note: if you don’t add protein, add a dash of salt)
  • Handful of washed fresh spinach

Add ingredients in the order above into a medium-sized blender cup, and blend for about 15 seconds. Stir with a spoon, and drink slowly. Enjoy every last drop.

315 calories  (+ protein powder calories, if using)  45 grams carbs

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