Consuming foods rich in vitamin C has been linked to increasing iron absorption up to 30%. The exception to this is lemons and limes which have been found to block iron absorption. For an iron packed dish check out my Roasted Beet & Garlic Dressing recipe below. Many of us have an aversion to beets. This is a pretty sneaky and delicious way to get your family and friends to enjoy them. I poured my dressing over spinach, grapefruit, black beans and almonds for extra iron power!
Rena Unger – Holistic Nutrition Chef & Culinary Educator
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Servings: Yields 1 1/2 cup dressing
1/4 lb roasted beets, I used Chioggia or candy stripe beets, but red beets and golden beets are also great!
1 head roasted garlic
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup water
Salt and pepper, to taste
Blend all ingredients together, adjust seasoning and acidity to taste