Iron-Boosting Green Smoothie For Anemia and Blood Building

Contrary to popular belief, iron is in a variety of plant foods, and 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. 

The ingredients in this smoothie 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. 

- 4 ripe kiwi fruit, peeled
- 2 cups dark leafy greens (I used green leafy lettuce, but switch it up with spinach, arugula or kale)
- 1/2 cucumber
- 2 ripe spotty bananas
- 1 cup young thai coconut water (or just regular water)
- 1/4 cup soaked goji berries (you can also add in drain water)

Blend the above ingredients in a high-speed blender, such as the Vitamix, and enjoy!


  1. Yeah it’s true that green vegetables provide more iron as compare to all those animal products. A few weeks back I was suffering from anemia and my doctor suggested me to have Green drink daily in the morning that is made up of spinach, cauliflower, and mint. I followed is instructions and I can feel a lot of improvement in my health.


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