I know, I know. Everyone is fully aware of how beneficial it is to have a daily serving of spinach. But do you really know how big of a powerhouse this dark, green, leafy vegetable is? Yes, it’s full of Vitamins K & A, fiber, calcium and protein. Yes, it improves cardiovascular health, combats cancers and improves brain function. But did you know spinach is a great source of essential amino acids? Or that it has a high mineral content? For all these reasons, we all should be having a FULL serving of fresh spinach EVERY day.
Here are a few tips from my kitchen to yours: I make my fruit smoothies with organic baby spinach. I throw in a huge handful of it when I make my blueberry juice. It’s my staple in every salad I prepare. I’ve been known to “line” my dinner plates with a fist-full and then add whatever it is I am serving. If it’s something hot… I get a beautiful wilted spinach that soaks up the flavor. If it’s something cold, I get the sweet crunch of the raw gem. What you will ALWAYS find in my refrigerator…. organic baby spinach. Whether I am sneaking it in my kids snacks, or basing a whole meal around this tender veggie – I typically don’t let a day go by without having a double-dose of this powerhouse!
Chop it, wilt it, do nothing to it… just buy it and eat it everyday. Here’s to boosting up your health!