Anemia Blended Drink
Hi Melissa!! I was wondering if you could think of a smoothie for Anemia? I was recently diagnosed with this condition. Seems like all the food recommendations are meat based=( Any ideas?
Anemia is a complex issue and not one that you can self diagnose. I am a Ph.D. and not a MD and so it is important to have a laboratory test to measure your iron levels and your iron absorption ability and then consult with your medical doctor, naturopathic doctor, chinese medical doctor or ayurvedic doctor rather than trying to solve this problem on your own.
Eat foods high in vitamin C to aid in iron absorption. In this smoothie we will rely on strawberries, apples and the juice of half a lemon. Spinach is a green that is known for its anti-anemia qualities. Dandelion Tincture 10-15 drops – Contains more iron, vitamin B12, potassium and folic acid than almost any other herb. Stinging nettle is a rich source of iron, vitamin C and chlorophyll and is an effective treatment for iron-deficiency anemia.
Smoothie for Anemia Recipe
- Dandelion Tincture 10-15 drops
- 1 -2 cups of stinging nettle tea of infusion
- 1 apple
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- juice of half a lemon
- 1 handful of spinach