Blood building foods are another way to help with iron deficiency and anaemia. Nature provides us with red coloured foods as a sign post of what to eat to build haemoglobin. Berries are rich in vitamin C and bioflavonoids which are co-factors for the absorption of iron. Beetroot contains both non-heme iron,vitamin C and folate co-factors for iron absorption. Beetroot is also a great source of fiber, manganese and potassium and is associated with improved blood flow, lower blood pressure, and increased exercise performance. Enjoy this delicious beet berry smoothie bowl for breakfast, as a snack or dessert.
- 1 cup Beetroot (medium, peeled and diced)
- 1 cup Frozen Mango
- 1 cup Frozen Raspberries
- 1 tbsp Pitted Dates
- 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
Snack: Beet Berry Smoothie Bowl.
- Cooking: nil
- Serves Two
- In your blender or food processor, combine the beetroot, mango, raspberries, dates, and milk. Blend until smooth and thick.
- Transfer to a bowl and add toppings such as granola, crushed nuts and seeds, flaxseed or LSA (linseed, sunflower and almond) meal.
Tip: If you live in a cooler climate or you feel this may be too cold for you, switch out frozen fruit for fresh fruits or allow the frozen fruit to thaw before blending. You can also add warm milk instead of cold milk.