I’ve been playing around with some new smoothie recipes that tackle specific health problems: like osteoporosis and anaemia. My thought is to create a number of natural, tasty and easy to make smoothies that each addresses one of these issues.
Each recipe will be backed up with references – so you can check the assumptions I’ve made and be assured that the smoothie will actually do what it’s supposed to. This part is very important to me – as there are so many misguided and erroneous web pages out there. I want to create something that you can trust.
The first of these is a Daily Calcium Booster that provides around 50% of your calcium requirements. It’s simple, very tasty and guaranteed to work.
However, the recipe contains yogurt – so it’s not for those of us with lactose issues.
I’ve been working on a dairy free version – but after four attempts I’ve not yet cracked it. The only non-dairy, and non-fish, sources of calcium that I can find to put in smoothies are tofu and lefty greens, such as kale and turnip leaves. However, in order to get the right amount of calcium into the smoothie – you have to put in so much that the smoothie is undrinkable.
I hope that I’ll eventually crack it – as it’s a worthy recipe to have on the site.
All the health recipes are being put in one place: Smoothies for Health. If you check back every so often you’ll see new entries.
If you have any recipe ideas – or ailments that might be suitable subjects – please drop me an email, or add a comment below, and let me know.