You may not know it but you may already be suffering from anemia. So, what is this condition all about and why can juices help alleviate it?
Anemia is considered as a medical condition wherein red blood cells, when counted, appear less than normal. The standard hemoglobin levels vary in men and women. Signs like getting tired easily, paleness, palpitations, shortness of breath and even hair loss are just among the many symptoms you might encounter if your red blood cells fall way beyond the normal level.
Foods rich in iron and Vitamin B12 can ease you up if you have this medical condition and juicing may also prove beneficial besides seeking medical attention.
Foods to include and avoid in your diet to help combat anemia
- Green leafy vegetables
- Black or Green Tea
- Red Wine
- Gluten-rich foods
Below I have compiled 7 specific juice recipes for anemia sufferers. The ingredients used in each of these juices should help those that are currently battling with the issue.
7 Juices to Help Treat Anemia
1. Banana Almond Soymilk Smoothie
Soymilk is so far the best option to use for this particular smoothie most especially to people who are lactose-intolerant or not even a fan of milk. Throw in bananas and almonds to B-complex- rich soymilk and what you get is an instant perk up!
- 3 bananas
- 1 1/2 cups soy milk
- 2 tsp. finely chopped raw almonds
- 1 1/2 tbsp. agave syrup
Peel and slice bananas. Mix with ½ of the soy milk and blend.
Add the remaining soy milk, almonds + agave syrup and blend for 15 seconds more.
This recipe is from morejuicepress.com
2. Iron-Rich Green Smoothie
This concoction may not be as thick as a smoothie should be but it is an honest to goodness drink that is laden with iron-rich ingredients. What makes it even more attractive to the palate is the “conservative” addition of molasses.
- 2 cup packed spinach
- 1 cup packed kale
- 2 heaping cups chopped watermelon
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- ½ tbsp blackstrap molasses
Throw all ingredients into your blender and enjoy!
This recipe is from pumpsandiron.com
3. Parsley Juice
Parlsey + lemon juice is a fantastic way to stay fit. Just be sure you drink this iron-rich blend 30 mins before eating your next meal!
- 1 bunch of parsley
- 1 cucumber
- 1 green apple or orange
- ½ lemon
Wash ingredients well and place them in your juicer. These ingredients are best extracted if using a masticating juicer. If you are to use a blender, add another cup of almond milk (or water) to make blending easier.
This recipe is from steptohealth.com
4. Juice for anemia with beets, carrots and oranges
Carrots, beets and oranges are great sources of iron. These foods combined and made into a drink may help raise your hemoglobin levels.
- 1 beet
- 1 carrot
- 6 oranges
Wash, peel and chop 6 oranges and add carrot and beets. Juice using a blender or a mixer. Put the juice inside the refrigerator to chill.
This recipe is from health.onehowto.com
5. Apple Grape Banana Chia Kale Smoothie
This vitamin-C rich drink is something to look forward to every day. Fiber and antioxidants found in Grapes, Cucumbers, Spinach and Kiwifruits can be beneficial to your health.
- 1 small Apple
- half cup of Grapes ( Red or White )
- half a cup of fresh chopped Kale
- 1/2 banana
- 1 Kiwifruit
- Add teaspoon of Chia seeds
- half a glass of water
Mix all ingredients in a blender or juicer until mixture has turned smooth. Drink fresh on an empty stomach.
6. Purple Anemia Fighting Juice
Carrots may not only be the best on this list. Red Cabbage, Lemons, Apples as well as Canteloupe Melon are said to help increase red blood cells.
- 2 Carrots (300g | 2½ Cups)
- ½ Red Cabbage (490g | 5½ Cups)
- ½ Lemon (50g | ¼ Cup)
- 1 Small Red Apple (60g | 1 Cup)
- ¼ Canteloupe Melon (200g | 1½ Cups)
- Peel carrots if not organic. Cut ends off and chop into chunks (same as the apple) to fit juicer. Take out skin, core, or apple seeds.
- Scoop melon off from skin, chop into chunks. Chop lemon, take out the seeds, but leave skin on. Chop cabbage to fit juicer. Juice them and drink immediately.
This recipe is from juicingcollection.com
7. Strawberry-Pineapple-Mint Juice Recipe
This refreshing blend is perfect to drink anytime. Place strawberries, pear, pineapple and peppermint in a blender to get all the nutrients needed for your daily grind.
- 1 pear
- 15 leaves of peppermint
- 1/2 pineapple
- 1 cup of strawberries
- 1/2 a lime
Process all your ingredients through a juicer. Form a tight ball out of the mint leaves and process alternately putting on the pear and pineapple. Shake or stir and serve over ice.
The recipe is from juicerecipespro.com
All the recipes above have energy rich ingredients in them that can help those that are currently struggling with anemia.
Do you have other recipes or ideas you have tried before? Add a comment below so we can hear your thoughts!
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