Iron woman gingerbread smoothie

As women, we’re about twice as likely to suffer from iron deficiency as compared to men. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, you’re even more likely to suffer from an iron deficiency at some point in your life, especially because plant-based sources of iron are more difficult to absorb than animal-based sources. This gingerbread smoothie is packed with blackstrap molasses, which is a wonderful vegan source of iron. One tablespoon has 3.5 mg of iron and I like to sneak in two tablespoons into this smoothie. Add in some chia seeds and you will up your iron even more. Consume this smoothie with vitamin C (such as a piece of citrus fruit) to help increase the iron’s absorption

Yield: 1 serving
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup(s) almond milk
  • 1-2 tablespoon(s) blackstrap molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) cinamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon(s) Chia seeds
  • 2 ice cubes

Preparation

  1. 1. Place all ingredients, except the molasses, into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
  2. 2. Now add the molasses, a bit at a time, to taste. You may find that you only want 1 tbsp of molasses or maybe 2 tbsps if you like the flavour as much as I do.

  3. can top with peanutbutter graham crackers and coconut

March 2012

This recipe is a personal recipe added by jdudeck and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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