New year means new eating ways. Well at least trying to. Brian and I have been trying to replace a meal during the day with a healthy smoothie. When I first decided to do this was when my doctor told me my anemia wasn’t getting any better. If you’re not aware I have “Chronic Anemia”.
What is Chronic Anemia?
“Anemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells provide oxygen to body tissues. There are many types of anemia. Anemia of chronic disease is anemia that is found in people with certain long-term (chronic) medical conditions.”
Unfortunately I’ve struggled with anemia for a long time. It got worst when I was pregnant with my kiddos and I’ve had to get a total of 3 blood transfusions. Not fun. I don’t eat red meat or veggies so I had to be put on iron pills. Which hurt my stomach a lot. My last doctor visit my doctor had to increase my iron dosage and instead I decided to try something all natural. Brian told me I should start drinking smoothies that contained veggies in them since I don’t like to eat them.
I’ve been loving the smoothies we’ve been making so today I will be sharing with you one of my favorites which is the Banana and Blueberry Smoothie.
Banana and Blueberry Smoothie Recipe:
- 1/2 cup Frozen Blueberries
- 1 Banana
- 1 cup Spinach
- 1 1/2 cup Coconut Milk
- 1 tsp Splenda Sweetener
- 1 tbsp Chai Seeds
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Place everything in the blender and enjoy. No need to add ice since the blueberries are frozen and that’ll substitute the ice. The best thing about this smoothie is that it’s less than 200 calories. So it’s great if you’re trying to stay healthy and fit.
If you try this smoothie you should let me know what you think. What are your favorite healthy smoothies?
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