Power Spinach Salad with Avocado and Walnuts is Delicious

This power spinach salad is full of healthy greens that is one of the highest alkaline-forming foods and spinach is full of vitamins A, K, and D.

This is a very simple and tasty salad to make and is full of superfoods; everyone I have served it to enjoys it very much.

Add some spinach to your meals with this very healthy green alkaline-forming salad recipe.

Spinach was a superfood even before there was the term superfood.  I’m referring of course to Popeye the Sailor Man. One can of the green stuff and he turned into muscle popping tornado of energy. Even without Popeye’s recommendation, spinach contains more nutrients per calorie than any other food on the earth. It is loaded with vitamins like A, K, D, and E and a host of trace minerals and is a good source of omega 3 fatty acid.

Lemons’ health benefits are immense.  To begin they are acidic to the taste but are alkaline-forming in the body. In fact, they are one of the most alkaline-forming superfoods; this makes them great for balancing a highly acidic condition in the body. Also, they are full of many health benefits.

Olive oil was referred to as “Liquid Gold” by the famous Greek poet Homer.  If you are what you eat, what would happen if you consumed “Liquid Gold” daily?  Extra-virgin olive oil (cold-pressed) is the best fat to use as a salad dressing.  Do not use for cooking.  It has a low smoke point and heat makes it susceptible to oxidative damage.  Olive oil has so many health benefits I include some every day when I eat my salad. Make sure you are using real olive oil. Have you heard of the olive oil fraud? Find out Which Olive Oil to Buy.

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As I don’t use sugar for my baking I often use stevia which is the healthy option.  The stevia plant is incredibly sweet and also incredibly good for you.  The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter.  The best stevia will, therefore, be the one that retains some whole food value and is water-based.  Liquid forms will be less processed.  Go here to learn How to Get the Best Stevia Without the Bitterness.

Tamari is a premium form of Japanese soy sauce made with just fermented soybeans. Made with 100% whole soybeans and no wheat, Ohsawa Organic Tamari is an excellent choice for those who are wheat-sensitive.

Bragg Liquid Aminos is a Certified NON-GMO liquid protein concentrate, derived from healthy soybeans.

Ingredients: Bragg Liquid Aminos are made from health-giving, NON-GMO soybeans, and purified water. They are an excellent, healthy, gourmet replacement for Tamari and Soy Sauce. Not fermented or heated and Gluten-Free. Bragg’s has a small amount of naturally occurring sodium. No table salt is added. If less sodium is desired, use a 6 oz. Bragg’s spray bottle and dilute with 1/3 distilled water or to taste and then either add in or spray on food.

The avocado is bursting with lots of health benefits and is so strongly associated with fertility and aphrodisiacs that the Aztecs would lock up virgin daughters during avocado harvest time to keep them safe.  Read the details and check out the infographic on this wonderful Superfood. Some people avoid avocados due to their high-fat content. Most of us know by now that avocados have the kind of fat that actually helps you lose weight!

I love walnuts! My mom loved to cook with them because they add flavour and crunch to any meal. Now I know that walnuts are also highly nutritious, so much so that I consider them a superfood. They are high in omega 3 fatty acids, are a good source of protein, and are rich in minerals.

It seems that where ever we go there are bowls full of these beautiful sweet mandarin oranges. With their loose skin making them easy to peel, they are a simple fun treat for children too. They are an excellent source of vitamin c and they are also a good source of vitamin A and a source of B-complex vitamins.  They reduce the risk of liver cancer and lessen the hardening of arteries, especially in diabetics. Mandarin oranges also help fight breast cancer and help reduce the risk of leukemia.

Power Spinach Salad with Avocado and Walnuts

This power spinach salad is full of healthy greens that is one of the highest alkaline-forming foods and spinach is full of vitamins A, K, and D.
This is a very simple and tasty salad to make and is full of superfoods; everyone I have served it to enjoys it very much.
Add some spinach to your meals with this very healthy green alkaline-forming salad recipe.
Course Salad
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword avocado, mandarin orange, spinach
Author Diana Herrington

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh spinach
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Few drops stevia
  • to taste Tamari or Braggs
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 2 mandarin orange sections

Instructions

  • Wash and trim the spinach leaves; pat them dry with paper towels.
  • Pit and cube the avocado.
  • Chop the walnuts.
  • Combine the lemon juice, olive oil, liquid stevia, and Tamari or Braggs in a large bowl; add the avocado cubes, coating well with the dressing.
  • Toss the spinach and the walnuts with the avocado and dressing.
  • Add the mandarin orange sections and toss the spinach salad again.

Notes

Find out more about the healthy ingredients I used for this salad: Spinach, lemon, Olive Oil, Stevia, Tamari or Braggs, avocado, walnuts, and mandarin orange.

 

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Spring Cleanse Spinach Salad – Be strong like Popeye and eat your spring cleanse spinach salad in a fun tasty way. This is a very healthy recipe for you filled with many superfoods.  Also, it is not difficult to make.

Simple Nutritious Spinach Salad with Sunflower Seeds – This salad is super nutritious and with only 2 main ingredients, it is a fast salad to make.

 Spinach Salad with Oranges and Pecans – This salad is a sneaky way to get that superfood into your diet. Also, all the ingredients are very healthy. It is easy to make and very tasty; everyone I have served it everyone loves it.

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 Strawberry Peach Green Smoothie  – This strawberry peach green smoothie recipe is filled with healthy superfoods which means it is full of health benefits. It is super easy to make too.

 Orange Spinach Green Smoothie – This is a super easy green smoothie to make with only 2 main ingredients so not much shopping to do. I love a green smoothie for breakfast. Oranges are full of good nutrition (lots of vitamin C), low in calories, contain no saturated fats or cholesterol, and is rich in dietary fiber and pectin. Pectin has also been shown to reduce blood cholesterol.

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9 thoughts on “Power Spinach Salad with Avocado and Walnuts is Delicious”

  1. Thanks, for the Recipe.I use Spinach everyday.
    But what are Tamari or Braggs.
    Looking forward for you answer
    Thanks
    barbwarman

    1. Tamari and soy sauce are almost the same. Soy sauce is made of fermented soy beans and grain. Tamari is made only with soy beans thus it is darker and richer in flavour.

      Braggs known as Braggs Liquid Aminos. Ingredients: made from health-giving, Certified NON-GMO soybeans and purified water. They are an excellent, healthy, gourmet replacement for Tamari and Soy Sauce. Not fermented or heated and Gluten-Free. No salt is added; it does have a small amount of naturally occurring sodium.
      I mostly use Braggs as it is less salty and seems healthier.

  2. Christine Farrell

    I’m going to have to give this one a try.
    I used to do a salad with Chinese Leaves, Spring Onions, and a large Orange – the dressing was a vinaigrette based on the juice from the orange. That saw me through 2 pregnancies!

    But walnuts – I’d like to use more, and I think I could enjoy in this mix.

  3. There’s more to Tamari than just the ingredients. it’s also a beautiful and loving process.
    http://www.mitoku.com/products/tamari/making_tamari.html

  4. I’m real happy to read your articles juice has help me my skins. I will give a try to the spinach salad but what is Tamari and Braggs.

  5. Jennifer Allison

    hello,

    I agree with you about food combining and acid/alkaline diet…

    but I have a few doubts….Braggs has been seriously discredited, they use harmful stuff in the process, sorry I cannot remember where I read this, but there is enough on line to inform…I no longer use it…and I wonder that you only limit white sugar, I thought all sugar is acid forming?

  6. i am into microgreen growing salads ,like sunflower , peas, etc. Do you think spinach salad is more beneficial to sunflower microgreens ?

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