Strong Iron spinach juice recipe
This new spinach juice recipe looks amazing and delivers a boost of iron and other minerals to your body. Iron is needed to create healthy red blood cells – these are the cells that transport oxygen around the body. By adding apples into the juice, your body gets a dose of vitamin C. This vitamin C enables your body to absorb more easily the iron content from spinach. Spinach also delivers great nutrition to your body in the shape of folate, calcium, zinc, vitamin A, and B6, to name a few!
Masticating juicers work best at extracting juice from green spinach leaves, but if you only have a centrifugal juicer then you can put the spinach leaves between the two halves of apple. Here in Spain we can get bunches of large spinach leaves (you can see them in the photo). However, if you can only find small leaf spinach, you might be best to blend the spinach (in a blender), instead of trying to juice it. You can also replace the spinach with kale if there is no spinach around, or if you fancy a change.
Strong Iron – spinach juice recipe
Large handful of large spinach
2cm unwaxed lemon
Wash all of your ingredients in cold running water. Make sure you get into the stem of the spinach, to get rid of any dirt or grit that might still be there from the farm. If you have a waxed lemon, trim the other skin off (leave the white pith). Then put all of the ingredients into your juicer. Wash up, then enjoy your juice.
Vegetable only spinach juice option
Apples are a great ingredient in this juice, however, if you prefer a pure vegetable juice, simply replace the apples with a courgette. If you want, you can also add a piece of broccoli. The vitamin C content (to help your body to absorb the iron) will be supplied by the lemon and also broccoli.
Large handful of spinach
Enjoy a juice retreat
We offer juicing as part of a detox and weightloss retreat, here at La Crisalida. Come enjoy our juices, for every meal, or choose to juice for some meals and our wonderful plant-based food for other meals. Read more about juicing here.
About the author
- Lisa is one of the founders of La Crisalida Retreats. She is an Epidemiologist, therapeutic hatha and yin yoga teacher and also teaches mindfulness meditation. Lisa has studied NLP and hypnosis, as well as nutrition (she designs the menus).
28 October 2020 @ 12:34 pm
I have been to your resort many times and always said when I get home I would make smoothies.
Well I finally have, and being a beginner, have a few problems.
Main one being that following the recipe it is very thick, and lumpy.
I have read about this online, and they suggest adding liquid,
So what liquid is the best, and is there anything else I should be doing?
Many Thanks in Advance
30 October 2020 @ 12:41 pm
Thanks for your message, it´s great that you are picking this up at home! The recipe is to make a juice, using a juicer, rather than a smoothie. Juices extract the liquid from the juice and dump the thick fibre bit into the waste. A smoothie (made using a blender or something like a nutri-bullet) would keep all the liquid from the ingredients, PLUS the fibre, in one glass, so it would be really thick. If you are using the blender (or nutri-bullet) then yes, add some liquid like non-dairy milk or water before you blend. If you are using a juicer and it is still thick, then I would suggest adding a cucumber, courgette or apple (depending upon whether you want a little extra sweetness or not), as these items contain higher water content so would make it runnier.
I hope that helps!