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.
Spring Cleanse Spinach Salad Ingredients
The main ingredient in this salad is 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.
Cucumbers are the perfect summer veggie that keeps your body hydrated, strong, and happy. They hydrate your body and help to flush out toxins. They are good for treating high blood pressure and for weight loss and may help fight cancer and reduce the risk of heart disease. They are highly alkaline-forming and may help reduce cholesterol and help with diabetes.
Celery is a negative calorie food, meaning it takes the body more calories to digest it than the food itself contains making it a very good food for weight loss. One stalk of celery has only a few calories because it is full of healthy cellulose. It is 95% water, very alkaline, and filled with fiber. Its weight loss benefits are well known but you would be surprised at its other amazing properties.
Pumpkin seeds are so good that add a tasty crunch to this spring cleanse spinach salad. The bonus nutrient value is that they are the only seed that is alkaline-forming. Filled with lots of minerals, are a good source of vitamin k and zinc, and contains phytosterols and L-tryptophan. They are also a great source of vitamin e and vitamin b while being a great protein.
Everyone enjoys delicious Mandarin oranges in the December holiday season. It seems that where ever we go there are bowls full of these beautiful sweet oranges. They add sweet juiciness to this spring cleanse spinach salad. The bonus is that they are a yummy superfood full of health benefits.
The salad dressing for this spring cleanse spinach salad has these next ingredients in it.
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 a 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 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.
It is properly known as Bragg Liquid Aminos is a Certified NON-GMO liquid protein concentrate, derived from healthy soybeans. 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.
I love the avocado in this spring cleanse spinach salad. Avocados are bursting with lots of health benefits and are 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!
To get the most health benefits from Garlic, let it sit for a minimum of 5 minutes, after cutting and before eating or cooking. Waiting for 5 – 10 minutes allows the health-promoting allicin to form. If you do not let it sit, allicin is never formed, so it is worth the wait. Add some garlic to your soups, stews, and salad dressing recipes to lower high cholesterol. Sometimes it is easier to use some Organic Freeze Dried Garlic so no chopping and peeling.
Now time to make your spring cleanse spinach salad with the recipe.
Spring Cleanse Spinach Salad
- 6 cups or 1 pound fresh spinach
- 4 inches cucumber
- 2 celery stalks
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds toasted
- 2 mandarin oranges
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- few drops liquid stevia
- Tamari or Braggs to taste
- 1 avocado
- 1-3 garlic cloves
- Wash and trim the spinach; pat dry with paper towels.
- Roast the pumpkin seeds until golden.
- Crush or chop the small garlic cloves.
- Dice up the avocado.
- Combine lemon juice, oil, stevia, garlic, and Tamari or Braggs in a jar; mix in the diced avocado, coating well with the dressing.
- Peel the mandarin orange and separate it into sections.
- Chop the celery and the cucumber for the salad.
- Toss together the spinach, cucumber, and celery with avocado and dressing.
- Add the mandarin orange sections and pumpkin seeds.
- Now toss spinach salad again.
- Enjoy your spring cleanse spinach salad.
Now that you have made your Spring Cleanse Spinach Salad, here are some more spring cleanse recipes.
Here are some more of my spring cleanse recipes:
Spring Cleanse Vegetable Juice– This alkalizing vegetable juice is full of vitamins and minerals in an assimilable form.
Spring Cleanse Vegetable Stew– This is an easy and delicious simple meal to make and you don’t have to wait until vegetarians come to dinner to make a vegetable stew
Spring Cleanse Mixed Green Salad – This is an easy salad to eat all of it in one sitting. Put it in a big bowl and just eat it. I do that all of the time.
Spring Cleanse Fruit Salad– this fruit salad is easy to make and delicious too!
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Since you enjoyed the spring cleanse spinach salad here are more delicious spinach salad recipes.
More Spinach Recipes for You
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.
Delicious Power Spinach Salad with Avocado and Walnuts -You just have to know how to make a good spinach salad. This one is great. This salad is full of healthy greens that are one of the highest alkaline-forming foods and spinach is full of vitamins A, K, and D.