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Iron-Boosting Orange Green Smoothie

Iron-Boosting Orange Green Smoothie

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The creamy base of banana, the refreshing taste of citrus with the slight tartness of the yogurt....This smoothie is packed with nutrition and a treat for everyone, iron deficient or not.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Halal, Kosher, Vegetarian
Keyword Iron Rich Smoothie, Iron-Boosting Orange Green Smoothie
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 1 serving
Calories 298


  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 ripe banana previously frozen
  • 1 tangerine or small navel orange
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt (optional)*
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1/2 Medjool date (optional - add if needed)


  • Add all ingredients except the date to a blender and blend until smooth. Add a half of a Medjool date if more sweetness is desired and blend again. Add additional ice cubes as necessary to thicken and cool. Serve immediately.



*Calcium is said to block iron absorption. However, I have still included yogurt in the recipe because of the low quantity, and because of studies have indicated probiotics help increase iron absorption. And of course, because I think it tastes better.
2022 Disclaimer: When creating the recipe, I thought the small amount of calcium in 1/4 cup yogurt wouldn’t block iron absorption, but the smoothie would get the benefits of probiotics (and honestly, taste!) of the yogurt. In hindsight, given I’m not a nutritionist or doctor, I’m really not qualified to offer any health benefits, just a great-tasting smoothie! 😊


Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 1167mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 6534IU | Vitamin C: 107mg | Calcium: 255mg | Iron: 3mg