• Elly McLean

Calcium Rich Raspberry Smoothie

Let me guess what you're thinking...“how on earth will I build and maintain strong bones without calcium containing dairy in my diet?”.


It’s true that calcium is an essential component to bone mineral density, regulating muscle contraction and healthy blood clotting, but it’s not the only key to strong and healthy bones. What's also true is that dairy is not the only source of calcium... despite what the dairy industry may want us to believe.


This mineral is more bioavailable in some plant-based sources, such as kale and bok choy when compared to more traditional calcium sources such as milk. It's also highly abundant in a huge range of other plant foods including most green leafy vegetables, chia seeds, sesame seeds, tahini, figs and almonds.


This Calcium Rich Raspberry Smoothie provides the perfect example of how easily calcium can be obtained on a dairy free and/or plant-based diet. It contains half the daily calcium requirements for most adults.


If you have any concerns regarding bone mineral density or how to optimise nutrient status on a dairy free diet then please get in touch or consider booking a Complimentary 15 Minute Consultation.


I hope you love this smoothie!


Ingredients (Serves 1)

3 cubes of spinach, frozen. I love Elgin Organics.

½ cup frozen raspberries. I love Elgin Organics.

1 serve organic vanilla pea protein powder such as Bare Blends

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp tahini

1 - 2 tbsp psyllium husk (depending on how thick you like your smoothie)

3 tsp Super Greens powder from Green Nutritionals

½ cup CocoQuench Coconut Milk from Pure Harvest

½ cup water

Method

Add ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.

If desired, add a handful of ice and blend for a further minute.


Tip: make the addition of a full banana to make this the perfect post training smoothie.


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