When I was a child we had a lot of spinach from the garden. Back then it was common to steam or boil spinach and serve it hot with butter, lemon and apple cider vinegar. I still make cooked spinach once in awhile, but I eat fresh, raw spinach leaves every day.

I put spinach in a salad, on sandwiches. . .

and once a day I fill the blender bottle with spinach and protein powder for a nutrition packed smoothie. . .

But why do I eat so much spinach? I am so glad you asked and I would love to tell you!

Spinach Nutrition Facts:

Spinach is high in vitamins A & C, fiber, potassium, iron and folate.

No fat and no sugar.

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Benefits of Spinach:

  • contains antioxidants
  • promotes healthy skin
  • supports immune health
  • improves health in bones and teeth
  • can fight acne and skin issues
  • strengthens eyesight
  • improves digestion
  • can reduce sugar cravings
  • balances electrolytes
  • reduces anxiety and stress
  • builds a strong heart and kidneys
  • prevents stroke and high blood pressure
  • encourages growth of cells and tissues

Another great benefit of spinach is that has a very neutral taste so it can be easily added to recipes of all kinds. It even tastes great with a spritz of olive oil and a few shakes of salt and pepper.

Here are a few recipes I like using spinach:

Tuna Steak with Asian Fusion Salad

Spinach and Edamame Hummus

Roasted Veggie Mexican Salad

Anti-aging Smoothie

Creamy Artichoke Skillet