As you might know by now, I don’t believe in miracle drinks, magic juices or quick fix programs in order to achieve healthy weight and fitness, but I couldn’t resist naming this juice ‘Skinny Pink’. First of all let me say that I’m a big believer of consistency. If you look after yourself consistently, that is what will get you on the right track, not that one healthy habit a day. I met people who truly think drinking lemon water with some curcuma in the morning is their cure to a healthy weight and longevity, while they’re enjoying a pre packed cheese sandwich and soy frappucino in the afternoon.
Anyway, this juice is named Skinny Pink because, obviously, its pretty pink color but also because its fat burning properties and the grapefruit’s ‘negative calorie’ quality, meaning it takes more calories to digest it than exist in the fruit (yes, you can reread that sentence and be really excited ;)).
The amount of iron absorbed from plant foods depend on the other types of foods eaten at the same meal. Citrus and spinach are a match made in heaven, because the vitamin C in citrus aids in the absorbtion of iron in spinach in this case. The opposite effect is the issue with coffee, tea, legumes, milk and dairy products. They actually can decrease the amount of plantbased iron absorbed at a meal. So if getting enough iron in is the goal, you might want to focus on proper food combining.
2 hands ful of spinach
With Love from the Happy Earth Kitchen