Lost any blood lately? Whether you scraped your knee, are minus an appendage, or it’s your time of the month, this smoothie’s got you covered.
Iron, calcium, and yum yum: the perfect trio if you’re down a pint.
History of Dish
With origins in Brazil then brought to the US in the 60’s in the awakening health movement, the smoothie has been referred to as a “politically correct shake.”
This might be my own interpretation/historical account, but “Smoothie” rhymes with “hippie” and can be placed in songs together seamlessly. The word also allows one to express their often repressed desire to talk baby talk.
PC or punk rock, the Purple Power Stock-It-Up would be just what your doctor ordered, if you had health insurance.
Three modest-sized servings, two less modest servings, or one gluttonous purple colored debauchery.
This is how much you will have. 1.75 cups. Is this a pint? Someone from England, help.
- 1 cup soy milk (calcium!)
- ½ cup fresh kale (calcium!)
- 4-5 frozen strawberries
- ¼ cup frozen blueberries
- 2 Tablespoons Black Strap Molasses (calcium! Iron!)
- 1 Tablespoon almond butter (calcium!)
Blend until smooth.
Did you know that 1 Tablespoon of Black Strap Molasses has 20% of the RDA (recommended daily allowance) of both iron AND calcium? And a heck of a lot of potassium, more than a banana?
Beyond that, it sweetens...making this smoothie a shake, taste-wise.
If you’re having trouble seeing after your injury/blood loss, the 100% RDA of Vitamin A from the Kale should help. Not to mention the off-the-chart (if you were using a chart just now) Vitamin K, there to help your calcium absorb.
For more nutritional info, check out this site.
Now YOU: What's your favorite smoothie combo?