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Orange Spinach Smoothie Recipe for Iron Deficiency

Spinach Smoothie

If you are someone who menstruates, you may be affected by anemia. But don't worry, you're not alone! A lack of Iron is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in the world. 
In short form: anemia is a condition caused when there is a lack of red cells (oxygen) in your blood. 
 
Monthly blood loss leads to women who are at higher risk to develop anemic symptoms such as feeling tired, weak, or light-headed. Especially if you are on the heavier flow side during your time of the month. You may want to consider being more mindful of your iron intake. 
 
Increasing the amount of high iron foods you consume daily can help give you the boost of energy you need during the day! 
 
Here is a quick & natural way to enjoy a delicious smoothie while increasing your iron intake! 
  
You'll need: 
1/2 cup of spinach 
1/4 cup or water 
1/2 cup of orange juice
1/2 banana 
1/2 kiwi
A few green grapes or extra berries of your choice
 
Tip #1: Add a teaspoon of honey if you like things on the sweeter side. 
Tip #2: If you're someone who is often on the go - try "meal prepping" your smoothies. We like to make the recipe, split it up, and freeze them in to individual bags, so all you need to do is take it out of the freezer, add liquid & blend! 
 
OTHER IRON RICH FOODS: 
Nuts & Grains: Pumpkin Seeds, Cashews, Quinoa, Barley
Dried fruits: apricots, raisins, prunes
Veggies: Spinach, Broccoli, Potato 

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