FoodSimple smoothie recipe: Boost your iron and revitalize your skin

Simple smoothie recipe: Boost your iron and revitalize your skin

Spinach, orange, and beet smoothie.
Spinach, orange, and beet smoothie.
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9:44 PM EDT, May 26, 2024

This simple and creamy vegetable-fruit smoothie is a source of valuable nutrients. It contains plenty of vitamin C, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids. Drink it daily to improve your skin condition and increase your iron levels.

Are you getting enough sleep but still feeling constantly tired? Is your hair falling out in handfuls? These could be signs that you might have anemia. Anemia affects children, adults, and older people alike. It's a severe condition that shouldn't be underestimated. If left untreated, it can lead to heart failure.

If you're struggling with anemia and want to enhance the effectiveness of your medication, ensure your diet includes as much iron as possible. This simple smoothie is a real vitamin bomb.

Delicious vegetable-fruit smoothie: Improves skin condition and boosts iron levels

Anemia is a condition with too little hemoglobin in the blood. Hemoglobin is a protein found in red blood cells that is responsible for transporting oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. This "lack of oxygen" in the body is acutely felt. A decreased hemoglobin level makes us feel tired, exhausted, and sluggish. Nails become thin and brittle, and hair starts falling out in handfuls.

If you notice these symptoms in yourself, go to a doctor as soon as possible, who will order the appropriate tests. Most commonly, this is a complete blood count with a differential. Anemia requires treatment in the form of taking high-dose iron tablets.

During this time, it's worth taking care of your diet. It should include as many iron-rich foods as possible. These include beef, beets, nuts, pumpkin seeds, legumes, bell peppers, and parsley. Remember, however, that iron is only absorbed when consumed with vitamin C.

Want to boost your iron levels naturally? Check out Julia Szymura's recipe for a creamy vegetable-fruit smoothie, published by a certified clinical dietitian. The smoothie contains iron, vitamin C, and high-omega fatty acid foods. Drink it regularly to increase your ferritin levels.

Creamy vegetable-fruit smoothie — recipe


  • 1 small beet
  • 1 peeled orange
  • 1 kiwi
  • a handful of peeled spinach
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed oil
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Cut the cooked or baked beet into small pieces. Put it into a blender.
  2. Add the peeled and chopped orange and kiwi.
  3. Add spinach, avocado, flax seeds, and flaxseed oil. Pour in water and blend until smooth.
  4. Drink immediately after preparation. To your health!
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