Dairy products are the ideal source of calcium, but if you follow a vegan diet, or are lactose intolerant, then you may choose not to include dairy products in your diet. Don’t worry! A green smoothie, when the proper ingredients are used, can be an excellent source of calcium!
This particular recipe combines the tastes of two of my favorite summertime fruits: Goji berries and apricots. Goji berries are a well-known antioxidant that offers many health benefits. This green smoothie recipe also contains radish greens, which taste nothing like the root. They have a very mild flavor that blends well with a number of different fruits. Each of these ingredients also contain a considerable amount of calcium.
Green Smoothie With Calcium
To make this green smoothie, you will need to gather the following ingredients:
- 4 apricots, pitted
- 8 large strawberries, with tops
- 1 banana, peeled
- 1 tablespoon Goji berries
- 3 cups organic radish greens
- 8 ounces of almond milk
Each of these ingredients should be added to your blender one at a time and blender together until smooth. Because Goji berries can be quite hard, you might want to soak them in water for 10-15 minutes before adding them to your blender.
Nutritional Information For This Green Smoothie
This green smoothie recipe will make approximately 32 ounces of green smoothie. You can opt to split it into 2-3 servings, or you can drink all 32 ounces in place of eating a meal. Whatever you do not drink can be stored in your refrigerator for up to 2 days before the smoothie will start to lose its nutritional benefits.
This green smoothie will contain 187% of your RDA for calcium, hence why it is considered a calcium powerhouse. This smoothie will also be an ideal source of the B Vitamins, Vitamin K, copper, magnesium, and potassium. Here are some other nutritional facts about this smoothie that you might find useful.
- Calories: 329
- Fat: 5g
- Protein: 10g
- Carbohydrates: 71g
- Fiber: 12.7g
- Calcium: 17% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
- Iron: 5mg
- Vitamin A: 685% RDA