Your bones and teeth need calcium to keep them healthy and strong, and Vitamin D helps your body absorb the calcium.  One of the main sources is dairy products.  Other sources include white beans, kale, spinach, some fish like salmon, sardines and rainbow trout.

An adult requires 1000-1200 mg (male/female) of calcium per day.  A smoothie with a cup of yogurt and a cup of spinach sets you well on your way to you daily allowance.

Some foods inhibit the absorption of calcium so making sure you have a sufficient intake of Vitamin D is important.  You can get Vitamin D from salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel, egg yolks, mushrooms and from the sun, as your body makes Vitamin D from sunlight.

Tracy at Incredible Smoothies suggests …

Green smoothies are naturally good sources of calcium, but if you are lactose intolerant, vegan or concerned about the health controversy of consuming dairy products, there are easy ways to boost the calcium content of your smoothies from non-dairy sources to match the 30% daily value commonly found in a glass of cows milk.

 

The first smoothie that is good for your bones, the Calcium Booster Orange Smoothie, is on the Next Page …

Next Page »