Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Strawberry, Blueberry, & Spinach Salad!

Spring & Summer

Strawberry, Blueberry & Spinach Salad

Blueberry & Strawberry season is here!!! ( May - August)
A gorgeous seasonal salad full of Antioxidants and Superfoods, while titillating the palate!

Incredibly easy to assemble and dazzle.
Chopped Spinach, this seasons Blueberries & Strawberries, Sunflower seeds, chopped Red Onions, drizzled with a Balsamic Glaze, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.

“Super Foods” are low in calories and carbohydrates, high in nutrients, especially a great source of fiber!
While Blueberries are The KING of Antioxidant foods! The highest antioxidant capacity of all fruits & vegetables!  Which is good for fighting disease like cancer… and aging! They lower blood pressure and help prevent heart attacks and fight against heart disease. They improve brain function including memory and fight the decline of. They also fight and prevent urinary tract infections common in women much like their cousin the cranberry, although they are insulin sensitive to type 2 diabetes… infact they help fight obesity!
Strawberries - are also high in fiber, vitamin C, and potassium! Though be careful of children’s allergies.
Spinach - Extremely rich in nutrients and low in Carbs! Also full of Antioxidants and again Fiber! An Excellent source of Vitamins A,B,C, & E, Folic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium… all which help fight diabetes, cancers, lower blood pressure, helps eye damage, is an anti-inflammatory, and again fights signs of aging!

Red Onion - Not a Superfood though also full of Antioxidants and are an anti-inflammatory agent, they reduce blood sugar levels, risk of cancer, and improve bone health.
Sunflower Seeds: Nutty in flavor, though also not a Superfood they are an excellent source of fiber!
Balsamic Glaze ( reduce for 15 minutes, add a teaspoon of honey and pinch of salt) Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper.
Altogether this is a must seasonal salad and great way to introduce all the nutrients you can pack in while feeling satisfied and excited about the wild fun flavors!

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