Healthy iron levels are very important when giving blood. If your iron levels are low, you will not be able to donate blood. Many of our donors become discouraged when they are turned away due to low iron. Women are much more likely to have lower iron levels in comparison to men. But, don’t become discouraged! Boosting your iron is a simple fix and Carter BloodCare is here to help you.
Warm weather is already here and very hot weather is on its way. What better way to cool down, than with a nice cold smoothie? A food blog called, “Oh She Glows” posted a very delicious recipe for a gingerbread smoothie.
Gingerbread Smoothie Ingredients:
- 1 cup non-dairy milk
- 1-2 tbsp blackstrap molasses
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 ice cubes
- Peanut Butter graham crackers
Wondering which of the above ingredients help boost iron levels? Molasses and ginger are the two most essential ingredients in this recipe to boost iron. Learn how to make the recipe with step-by-step instructions on “Oh She Glows.”