Go Green…..Eat Spinach!!

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Everyone talks about going green and I am all for helping out our planet but there is another way to go green -eating green!!  No food dyes here….this green color is all natural!!

Spinach is usually one of the foods listed on “super food lists” and it ranks on these lists for good reason.  It is loaded with calcium, folic acid, vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron,  fiber and so much more.

It has properties to aid in the following:

*combats prostate and ovarian cancer

*helps maintain bone health

*promotes gastrointestinal health

*has anti inflammatory properties

*may reduce the effects of age-related  declines in brain function

*promotes healthy eyesight

I guess Popeye had the right idea!  Except I wouldn’t eat it out of a can, I like to buy mine fresh and always organic!!   There really is not much price difference between conventionally grown and the organic spinach- so I will always buy organic when it comes to my leafy greens!

How to eat your fresh spinach:

Divine Spinach Salad

1-2 cups baby spinach

1/2 Granny Smith apple -diced

2 tbsp. dried cranberries

2 tbsp. pecans

dressing of choice

Mix all ingredients together for an incredible salad!

Green Smoothie

check out my green smoothie recipe here

Enjoy!

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5 thoughts on “Go Green…..Eat Spinach!!

  1. I’ve always loved my greens. I think Popeye had a big influence on me, as I actually begged my mom for spinach as a child.

    That salad looks tasty. I might have to make something similar for Thanksgiving. In the past, I’ve rawified the usual fare, but this year, I just want something lighter with a fall theme. This is perfect.

    • Yeah, I am not into trying to recreate a raw Thanksgiving….I gave up meat because I didn’t like it- I don’t want to try to mimic it some other way…to me that’s just as gross!!!

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