During hair-loss consultations, I often recommend my homemade smoothie recipes to clients looking to increase their energy levels and reduce fatigue. These have proven so popular that I’ve now decided to share the recipes with you all.
Iron is an extremely important mineral required for healthy blood and immune system, oxygen distribution throughout the body, increased energy levels and hair growth. Kale is a great way to up your iron intake – it’s also loaded with Vitamins A and C which improve the flow of blood to the scalp to help with growth, as well as calcium which helps strengthen bones, nails and hair. A lack of iron causes anaemia and some people are more at risk of being iron deficient: pregnant woman, young children, the elderly and those that follow a vegetarian or vegan diet (including raw food vegans) must take precautions to ensure adequate iron intake. Using iron rich leafy greens in your smoothies can be beneficial and will ensure that your body maintains healthy levels. Two cups of Kale provides 2mg of iron.
The recipe below provides a good mix of protein from the peanut butter and greens from the kale; you can also add blueberries, which assist in UV protection and help heal damaged hair follicles. Simply add all the ingredients to a Nutribullet or liquidizer, blend well, then drink and enjoy.
Simone’s Kale Super Green Smoothie
You will need:
1 to 1 1/2 cup of almond milk or coconut water
3 ice cubes
3 – 5 kale leaves (depending on preferred strength)
1tablespoon natural peanut butter