In this article I am going to share with you a super simple green smoothie recipe with ginger and spinach.
It only needs four ingredients, two of which are vital in getting iron levels up and keeping them maintained. It is the perfect smoothie when you are feeling as though the body is in need of nourishment and to build.
Whether you are on a healing journey or just wanting a delicious injection of minerals, this smoothie is for you.
It took me an awkward amount of time to realise the importance of greens in the diet. For so long I was pushing the fruits, a little dogmatically determined that they were all I needed to thrive.
After some time… I stopped thriving.
I know, I was a little crazed and maybe it was my malnourished brain that confused me, BUT I started adding in the green smoothies and I felt as though I came back to life a little.
This is the recipe I am using to help replenish my body and it is EASY. I tend to only be consistent with recipes if they are simple. There is the freedom to pimp this up with any superfood green powders you are using or simply add more greens.
250 grams of spinach gets you about a third of the way to reaching your required daily intake of iron (approx 18mg if you are an adult female).
Have this smoothie x 2 AND some more iron rich foods in your dinner meal and you’re doing well.
½ a pineapple
Juice of 3 oranges
250 g spinach
Optional – Frozen mango or banana for more creaminess (do it!)
Cut Pineapple and chuck in blender
Juice three oranges and add to blender
Add ginger and washed spinach
Blend and pour
That’s all Folks!
I love sneaking greens into everything and anything. The best thing is that they provide SO much but they don’t detract from the fruit flavours at all. I love that. Just do your job
It is true that we do have to eat a decent volume of spinach to meet our required needs, but this is just another reason why I love the humble green smoothie. You can really pack them in. More is more.
The trick is to pair your iron rich foods with vitamin C (oranges, limes), as this helps the body to more efficiently absorb it.